After a great week on vacation, it’s pretty disappointing to come back to this Twins team. I think you know which one I’m talking about. It’s the same team that sweeps a seemingly annual playoff team in the Athletics, only to lose all 3 games of their next series against Detroit by a combined 3 runs. After taking 2 of 3 against the Angels, the Twins have lost the first two against Toronto. The first game was a lot closer than it could have been, with Johan Santana obviously not on his game. He gave up 4 homers, two solos and two 2-run homers (both of those against Frank Thomas). He also lasted just 5 innings. The team had 3 homers of their own in that game but it wasn’t enough.

Then, in last night’s game, nothing was ever strung together. They had 6 hits with 0 runs while Toronto had 8 hits but 7 runs. Scott Baker didn’t do too bad, giving up 4 runs in 7 innings. He walked only 1 and struck out 5 and gave up a 2-run homer to Vernon Wells. Pat Neshek was the biggest surprise of the night, lasting just 1/3 of an inning and allowing 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. He didn’t strike anyone out. Neshek threw more balls than strikes in his outing, something he’s done just 2 other times this season.

Tomorrow’s game starts at a very early 11:30 in the morning. Carlos Silva looks to stop a sweep in Canada.

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