GameChat – Twins @ Indians #3, 11:05am

stupid east coast start times…

Minnesota @ Cleveland
Revere, CF   Brantley, LF
Casilla, A, SS   Cabrera, A, SS
Cuddyer, RF   Sizemore, G, CF
Morneau, DH   Santana, C, 1B
Young, D, LF   Choo, RF
Valencia, 3B   LaPorta, DH
Hughes, L, 1B   Phelps, C, 2B
Tolbert, 2B   Hannahan, 3B
Butera, C   Marson, C
  Pavano, P     Masterson, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 10 1

I’m wondering if Matt Capps had a discussion with his agent and found out that somewhere in the fine print of his contract, there’s a bonus for “wins”, but not “saves”. That’s about the only reason I can think of for throwing a gopher ball with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth to allow the Tribe to tie this game up and thus rob Carl Pavano of well-deserved victory.

Regardless, the Piranhas II came through in the 10th to grab the win and lead the Twins to their first 3-game series win of the season. Once again, the heart of the order left it to the guys at the top and bottom to do most of the damage (though Justin Morneau did collect a 2B and an RBI, which is more than Cuddy and DY can say).

I was only in the GameChat for a couple of innings and attendance was scarce, so I’m going to make an executive decision (It’s good to be King!) and declare Ben Revere to be Boyfriend of the Day. Revere went 3/5, scored a run and had two RBI, including the game winner in the 10th. The battery of Pavano (1 run allowed in 7 IP) and Drew Butera (a VERY timely 2 out double in the 10th inning, leading to the eventual game-winning run) earn baked goods of their choice for their work. – JC

Ben Revere

5 Replies to “GameChat – Twins @ Indians #3, 11:05am”

  1. Good to see both Hughes and Revere starting to look like they belong on a Big League ball club!


  2. I hope Denard Span gets healthy and I certainly want to see Jason Kubel, Jim Thome and everyone else back in a Twins uniform soon. But Ben Revere should stay in the lineup, no matter who is or isn’t in uniform. He’s got no power, but he’s making contact and making opposing pitchers, catchers and managers nervous. I like that.

  3. It was the 8th of June in 0-1-1;
    Twins fans, down to the youngest one,
    Still tell the story, they hold so dear.
    The 10th inning hit of Ben Revere.

     It would score 1 if to left, 2 in the seats,
     Whichever to be, we were stamping our feet.
     Ready to rise and make such a sound,
     Heard in every Twins Territory city and town.