GameChat – Twins at Red Sox, 6:10 PM

Sorry about getting this up at the last minute. Knuckleballers are busy today!

The big news in this game is Clay Buchholz and his maybe, kinda, sorta, might be cheating by having what may or may not be a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm.

Twins

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Red Sox
Dozier, 2B Ellsbury, CF
Mauer, C Victorino, RF
Willingham, LF Pedroia, 2B
Morneau, 1B Ortiz, D, DH
Parmelee, RF Napoli, 1B
Plouffe, 3B Nava, LF
Arcia, DH Saltalamacchia, C
Hicks, CF Middlebrooks, 3B
Florimon, SS Drew, SS
_Worley, P _Buchholz, P

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Minnesota 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 10 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6 17 1

Once again, the Twins had opportunities to win this game. When you get two men on base and have your third, fourth and fifth hitters in the order coming up, it’s reasonable to expect at least one of those runners to be driven in. When all three strike out, it certainly constitutes a lost opportunity.

Brian Dozier deserves kudos for his dramatic game-tying home run, as does Anthony Swarzak for his three innings of shutout relief work. It’s a shame it all went for naught. – JC

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