Although Livan Hernandez did quite well after the third inning, the hole he put us in was too big to climb out of, even for a team on the roll like Minnesota. Livan finished with 7 innings pitched, he allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs (1 was unearned due to his errant pickoff throw). He walked 4 and tied a season-high with 5 strikeouts. Boof Bonser allowed just a single and a walk in 2 innings of relief.


The only offensive highlight was a 2-out, Jason Kubel homer in the bottom of the 9th. Seriously, that’s it. Delmon Young and Brendan Harris each had singles but those were the only hits the team got. Kubel also had 2 walks and Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer also each got a base on balls, to no avail.


Today’s game starts at 1:05 with Kevin Slowey facing off against Ben Sheets, who currently sports a 2.59 ERA in 104 and 1/3 innings pitched this season. That pretty much means the Twins will demolish him, right?