Boof Bonser gave up a grand slam in the very first inning and ended with 5 runs given up through 6 innings, bringing his season ERA to 5.37. He walked 3 and struck out 3, but surprisingly only gave up 5 hits. He’s now 2-5 on the year.

 

The Twins weren’t done as Justin Morneau hit a 2-run homer, his seventh of the year, in the bottom of the first. Jason Kubel added an RBI double to put us down 4-3. We tied it up in the third with an RBI groundout, but Boof gave up another run in the 4th.

 

Jesse Crain gave up an unearned run, I’m assuming due to his throwing error (I couldn’t watch the entire game), and it proved to be the dagger. Kubel added another RBI double in the bottom of that inning, but nothing else could be done and the final was 6-5.

 

Matt Tolbert and Delmon Young each had two hits, all singles, but Tolbert scored 2 runs and Delmon never touched home.

 

Morneau’s homer and one of Kubel’s doubles came with 2 outs.

 

Alexi Casilla actually started at short, and didn’t come in as a replacement like I predicted. He played and that’s what counts. He didn’t get a hit but didn’t make any defensive errors, either.

 

Today’s game starts at noon with Glen Perkins making his second start of the year. I’m excited to see what he can do.

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