*note: I wasn’t able to watch either game so I’m going strictly off the boxscores

Glen Perkins was disappointing in the first game, lasting just 4 innings while giving up 5 runs on 10 hits, including 2 doubles and 2 triples. He walked 2 and didn’t strike anybody out, and only threw 78 pitches.

 

Justin Morneau hit a solo homer in the 8th inning to make it 6-5 but that’s where the rally stopped.

 

Michael Cuddyer had two outfield assists, both at second base. I wonder when teams will learn to not run on our OF.

 

The team also turned 3 double plays. Perkins picked off rumored-to-almost-be-a-Twin Melky Cabrera, too.

 

The second game was a little more intense, lasting 12 innings. In quite possibly Boof Bonser‘s last start, he allowed 5 runs in 5 innings (only 2 were earned though; a Nick Punto fielding error didn’t help him). He walked 3 and struck out 2 and needed 103 pitches to do so.

 

There were a total of 4 bases stolen from the Yankees, 3 off of Bonser and Joe Mauer and one with Dennys Reyes and Mauer. Kind of odd to see, considering Mauer is, well, considered, one of the best in the game at throwing runners out. To be fair, he did throw out A-Rod at third base.

Also to be fair, the Twins stole 3 bases of their own, including a double steal by Punto and Delmon Young.

 

Young and Mike Lamb had the best games, each collecting three hits in 6 at-bats. Delmon had a double and scored twice while Lamb had a double and a triple but did not touch home and didn’t drive in anybody in, either. Jason Kubel was the only Twin to not get a hit, he went 0-for-6.

 

New Twin Craig Breslow was the story of the game (until the loss), tossing 1 and 2/3 innings of hitless ball. He struck out 3 and threw 26 pitches, 20 of them for strikes. Matt Guerrier came in to finish the inning, throwing 3 pitches and recording the out. He was then pulled, en route to Juan Rincon eventually giving up 3 hits and the game-winning run in 1 and 2/3 innings of work. It’s times like these where Pat Neshek would be great for us.

 

The third game in the 4-game set is today at 1:10 at the Dome.

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