That’s one of the coolest pictures I’ve seen as it perfectly shows an in-focus Denard Span making a home run-robbing catch while the Seattle runner is chugging along in the foreground, blurred out. Had he not made the catch, Seattle would have taken a 5-4 lead and who knows how momentum would’ve played out. The Twins might’ve been deflated and not scored three more runs that they actually did.
Span also had a bases-clearing triple, his 4th on the year, and stole his 6th base of the season.
Brendan Harris had a solid afternoon, collecting two hits (his 22nd and 23rd doubles of the year), two RBI, and two runs scored.
Nick Blackburn was able to give the twins a quality start, but nothing more because he threw 101 pitches in his six innings of work. He allowed nine hits and three runs while both walking and striking out a batter. His record improves to 9-6 on the year. Finally though the bullpen could hold the lead. It helped having Dennys Reyes back, and Jesse Crain was fresh enough for 1 and 1/3 innings of hitless ball. Joe Nathan pitched the 9th even though it wasn’t a save situation.
There is no game today and I’m also going away for the weekend, to a place that has no viable option for me to blog on. Have a great weekend everyone!