GameChat – Twins @ Orioles #4, 6:05, FSN am1500

OK boys and girls, let’s think positive and try to get a split out of this series so the guys come home to Target Field with some momentum!

Span, CF   Roberts, B, 2B
Casilla, A, SS   Markakis, RF
Kubel, RF   Lee, D, 1B
Cuddyer, 1B   Guerrero, DH
Thome, DH   Scott, LF
Valencia, 3B   Jones, A, CF
Hughes, L, 2B   Reynolds, M, 3B
Butera, C   Wieters, C
Repko, LF   Andino, SS
Baker, S, P   Guthrie, P

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 9 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0

Hey that was a WIN!

Sure, the Twins only scored 3 runs… but two of those runs were on HOME RUNS! Yes… you read that right… the Twins hit TWO HOME RUNS… in one game! Michael Cuddyer hit his second home run in as many games. If he keeps up that pace he’ll hit… um… well a LOT more home runs! Baked goods for Cuddy!

Jim Thome mashed another tater, too! And he added a second ribbie with a single to drive Alexi Casilla in from second base. I believe we awarded a keg of the Minnesota microbrew of his choice to Jimmers.

But the consensus Boyfriend of the Day is tonight’s starting pitcher, Scott Baker. Baker K’d nine Orioles in his seven innings of shutout work, while giving up only four hits and one walk. This quite honestly was the kind of pitching performance this team needed as it tries to get a few guys healthy enough to get back in the lineup. Congratulations Scotty… you are the Knuckleballs BOD!

Scott Baker