Hey this winning thing is kind of fun, isn’t it? Sure, 80% of Twins fans don’t really find out about the win until the following day when it all takes place after normal people head to bed, but it’s still a W.
Only 4 hits for the Twins, so it’s tough to find a lot of offensive heroes, but Chris Parmelee’s RBI single in the 6th got the Twins on the board and Trevor Plouffe had half the team’s hits, including a HR for an insurance run in the 8th.
But BOD honors go to Phil Hughes, who contributed another excellent start. 7 innings.of shutout moundwork, 7 hits, no walks and 7 Ks. Nice.
And in honor of this achievement taking place in a National League park where Hughes had to borrow a helmet and bat three times, we have a picture I took proving he actually got some practice using the bat during spring training in March.
ah… the ever so draining west coast road trip… Hope no one has to be anywhere in the morning this week… oh you do? Pretty sure those of us actually make it to the end of these games will be solely responsible for keeping Caribou in business.
Of course, this is also interleague play!! Wonder if we’ll actually get to see any of our pitchers bat…
Ok, Seattle is getting some seriously lucky and beautiful baseball weather. I wish I could be at Target Field right now – or tomorrow. But I’m not even going to be able to see the game (choir concert) so I need you guys to cheer them for me.
Much like opposing batters, I never really know what to expect from a Deduno start.. let’s hope it’s moving all over every where – just always within Pinto’s grasp.
“I love winning man….I love winning it’s like…..better than losing.”
Nuke LaLoosh got that right, didn’t he?
It’s not like the Twins did a whole lot of stuff right in this game. Just 6 hits. Some iffy set-up relief pitching. But they WON and that puts them above .500 at the latest point in the season since 2010 (that’s the last time the Twins were actually, you know… good).
Sam Deduno did well. Threw a lot of pitches early, but that wasn’t 100% his fault and he made up for it with a very quick 5th inning.
But Brian Dozier won this thing with a 3-run HR in to the flower pots in right field in the 5th inning and for that, he gets his second straight BOD. In fact, I think I’ll use the same picture of Dozier that I used yesterday and I’ll keep using it as long as he keeps winning games with home runs (not that I’m superstitious or anything, but you don’t mess with a winning streak, right?) – JC
Well now that was fun! Despite Perk going through a bit of a closer slump right now, we managed to get that rubber match win again! Frankly, this is the first time we have won a home series against the BoSox since Target Field’s first season … ouch. They’ve clearly had our number here for most of it. Glad that we were able to make it happen today. Phil Hughes’ experience against them might have had a LOT to do with that. I am pretty happy with his performance against them today – wish he could have gone longer but not if it meant he’d have given them crooked numbers in the box score. Of course, they managed to get that tie anyway to give us an extra inning.
Looking at the box score, it’s clear to see that Kurt Suzuki continues to really shine in this lineup and I love how he seems to not only hit well, but to hit CLUTCH! He always shows up when absolutely necessary. And Hicks hardly needs additional recognition because the confidence booster he received from getting that walk-off winner and the support from his team mates does a lot for this young man. Let’s hope that he can pull it together and build on it to return to the big hitter we want to see him be. They are both our BOD’s today!
Well I missed most of the game but got into the car to come home in time to hear Boston tie it up.. which sounded pretty frustrating if you ask me.
However, I got home and settled in just in time to see Parmelee end it in spectacular fashion so .. it seems like I basically got to see the best part of the game! (although knocking Jake Peavy out in the 6th inning isn’t too shabby). Anyway, it seems somewhat a given that Chris – newly returned to the 40 man roster not to mention to Target Field – is tonight’s BOD!
Sam Deduno takes the mound for today’s rubber contest against the Tigers. Joe Mauer reportedly showed up today saying his back felt pretty good, so he’s at least back in the lineup for the second consecutive day at DH.
I won’t be around for the game today. I’ll be spending the day with my mom and family having dinner at a casino 🙂
Let’s hope Deduno makes it a terrific Mothers Day for Twins fans.
I didn’t get to even listen to anything but the last two innings tonight, but I was pretty much shocked to see the Twins not only scored twice on Justin Verlander, but that Phil Hughes had kept the Tigers off the board for 7 innings. How cool is that combination?
Yes, Perk gave up a run in the 9th, but with the critical strike outs, we’ll let that pass this time.
Kurt Suzuki obviously had a big 2 out, 2 RBI single, but I don’t think there’s any doubt that Hughes is our BOD. – JC
It’s stunningly gorgeous in Minnesota today.. too bad for the Minnesota fans that suffered through that cold last week and can’t be enjoying the weather THIS week. It looks quite a bit cooler in Ohio right now.
I’m hopeful that the boys can come off the last winning series and bring that feeling into the division opponent battle. We’re doing pretty well against the Indians (and in our division) so far but that it’s way too early to make any determinations on how the division stands. I think Kyle Gibson is going to be a big factor in that determination – let’s hope that he is able to keep things rolling forward tonight.
You’ll have to forgive me if I fail to pass on any incredibly important detail since I spent most of the game switching back and forth between baseball and hockey… Sue me.
However, I actually did watch the majority of the baseball game and I liked what I saw! (except for that “not quite catch” from you Herrmann) After all, the Twins won another game, took another series, and are almost back to .500 ball. That’s good enough for 2nd in the division. I’ll take it.
Hughes did a good job keeping a hard-hitting team from hitting much too far out. Cruz is and always will be a problem but even he was leashed for MOST (not all) of his AB’s. And the dig at Herrmann aside, he was out in Right Field because Colabello got moved to 1B after Mauer had to leave the game with lower back spasms. Dozier also continued to play really good baseball and showed why we keep him up in the top of the order by stealing two bases.
But pretty much hands down for me today was the effort made by Kurt Suzuki. He got 3 hits in 3 AB’s, 2 of them were 2B’s, a BB and drove in 3 RBI. Yeah, that’ll do Zuke, that’ll do! Here’s your BOD!