Johan Santana is 0-4 against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians. He had a chance to make the Twins escape the series with just a 1 game drop in the standings. Instead, he gave up all 4 of Cleveland’s runs in the first inning, 3 of them via 2 different home runs. He struck out 2, walked 1, and gave up 10 hits (6 of them in that first inning). His record is now 14-10 on the season. I didn’t watch the game, but it appears that the defense did a pretty good job. Santana picked a guy off, Mike Redmond threw a runner out at second, and the team turned a double play. However, they also hit into three of their own, including one to end the game by Brian Buscher (who, for some reason, pinch-hit for Alexi Casilla who went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base throughout the game).

There is no game today because of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new stadium. Johan and Joe Nathan aren’t attending, as well as Torii Hunter. Torii is skipping because his future with the team is uncertain. Instead, he’ll “get a massage and hang out”.

The waiver deadline is tomorrow and a rumor is that Carlos Silva could be headed back to Philly. However, as usual Terry Ryan won’t comment and more than likely nothing will happen.

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