GameChat – Twins @ Angels #3, 9:05pm

I have to say that I’m probably not the only person who will be glad to be done playing the Angels.. I wish that meant we were done with late night games but no, we hit Seattle next. I just won’t be sorry to not have Torii kicking our butt each night.

I am really hoping for good outing from Liam tonight AND for a little bit better run support than we gave Liriano. I don’t care how good your pitching is or isn’t, you aren’t going to win very many games with 3 hits.. And I swear to God if Clete Thomas can’t get at least ONE hit tonight, I don’t want to see him out there anymore.. ditch his ass and go see if we can find Luke Hughes. I might be starting to get a little worked up about poor roster management…




LA Angels
Span, CF Aybar, SS
Casilla, A, 2B Wells, V, LF
Mauer, DH Pujols, 1B
Willingham, LF Morales, K, DH
Doumit, C Hunter, To, RF
Parmelee, 1B Kendrick, H, 2B
Plouffe, 3B Trumbo, 3B
Thomas, C, RF Iannetta, C
Carroll, SS Bourjos, CF
  Hendriks, P   Weaver, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Angels 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 x 9 15 0

It appears that it has finally happened… the Twins offense has become as impotent as their pitching.

The Twins managed to make history tonight by being no-hit by the Angels’ Jared Weaver. They managed only two baserunners… a Josh Willingham walk and a strike out with a passed ball allowing Chris Parmelee to reach first base. Nine Twins were strike out victims.

On the other side of the ledger, Liam Hendriks lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 runs, all earned, and 9 hits. But hey, he didn’t walk anyone! Most of the Twins’ bullpen got some work tonight, but they all have tomorrow’s off day to prepare for the series with the Mariners.

GM Terry Ryan is reportedly in Rochester. Friday’s off day could be interesting if he’s as fed up with the performance of the Twins as the rest of us are. – JC

4 Replies to “GameChat – Twins @ Angels #3, 9:05pm”

  1. Man that was a rough one to attend. Perhaps in a few years I will be able to appreciate Weaver’s no-hitter, but not tonight.

  2. I wonder how many pitchers have had to get 28 outs (in 9 innings) to complete their no-hitter.

  3. Not a lot of people can say they were “there” for a MLB no hitter, TD. Some day you’ll appreciate it, I’m sure.

    frightwig, I couldn’t help but think that the Willingham walk kept the catcher from feeling guilty about blowing a perfect game with a passed ball on a K.

  4. The home crowd started to get electric during about the 7th inning. If it had not been the Twins opposing I think I could have really enjoyed the atmosphere.