Carlos Silva seems to be incredibly streaky this year, and that continued when, in his first start since pitching a complete game and giving up only 1 run, he gave up 7 runs on 9 hits in just 3 innings. Although technically, 2 of those runs scored when long relief man Ramon Ortiz came on the mound, but since they got on base when Silva was pitching they were charged to Carlos. Other than that, Ramon pitched pretty good, going 6 innings and giving up just 1 run. He also struck out 3 and walked none. Ortiz actually threw one less pitch than Silva but he stretched the pitches out to double the amount of time he was in there.

Our offense was pretty punchless until the last 3 innings. In the 7th, Jason Kubel hit a 3-run homer, his 4th of the year. The Twins added runs on two RBI singles, one in the 8th and one in the 9th. They started a little rally in the 9th, with a run already in and Luis Castillo on base, but in his first game back Joe Mauer couldn’t do anything. He ended up going 1-for-5 with a triple. Pitcher Jason Miller drew the short straw and was sent back to AAA to make room for Joe.

Cristian Guzman of all people was the thorn in the side of the Twins last night. He went 4-for-5 with an RBI and 3 runs scored.

If you missed it yesterday, I made a post highlighting the first 15 draft picks from the past couple days.

Tonight’s game starts at 6:10 and we have Johan Santana pitching for us. Let’s hope we can score 5 or more runs again and get a quality start from Johan.