-The Twins started it off with a pretty good first inning, getting two hits and a walk to load the bases. A wild pitch thrown by Felix Hernandez advanced all runners and Michael Cuddyer grounded out to second, scoring another run. To add insult to injury (literally), Felix didn’t get a chance to stay in the game due to soreness in his right elbow. He might’ve had a chance to stay in long enough to give his team a chance, but he only pitched 1/3 of an inning.

Carlos Silva didn’t pitch too bad, it seems like he made just one mistake, but it was one of those “wow if I didn’t make that mistake we would’ve won the game” type of mistakes; giving up a 3-run homer to Richie Sexson in the 6th.

Joe Nathan came in to pitch the 9th, but was shaky to say the least. He started off by giving up a single, getting a groundout with the batter going to 1st, getting a pop out, and then giving up a single to SS Jason Bartlett. The next batter ripped one past Justin Morneau and into right field. The first runner scored, and Cuddyer must have been charging a little too hard because he fumbled with the ball and allowed the runner from first to start chugging home. Luckily for us, ‘ol Mike has an extendable arm, to generate more power (literally, he does. See for yourself.) He gunned out the runner by 2-3 steps. Plus, I can’t be told that Red Dog (Mike Redmond) isn’t an intimidating force at the plate. Just look at him.

-I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned it but Nick Punto does not need to go on the DL and is listed as day-to-day. I’d expect him to return in the Kansas City series.

JohanK (pronounced Yo-hanK) Santana is pitching for us tonight, this time at 5:30. I had originally said 9:10 but have since seen that it’s 5:30. Thanks for pointing that out.

-Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle threw a no-hitter last night, against the Texas Rangers. He was one walk away from a perfect game. He isn’t the first guy to come in my mind when I think of active pitchers throwing a no-hitter, but it’s still a great day for him.

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