Friday, April 9, 2010

Late night: Twins 10, Angels 1

Game story here

Box score here

The power is most definitely on.

Two-run homer for Brendan Harris. Three-run shot by Jim Thome. Three-run bomb from Delmon Young (pictured).

And a game that was a close 3-1 Twins lead after seven ends as a 10-1 romp.

You gotta love FSN. Young had entered the game the inning before as a defensive sub for Jason Kubel. As he rounded the bases after his ninth-inning dinger, FSN's graphic identified him as Kubel. It's really kind of difficult to confuse the two, but ... they're up to the challenge.

Kevin Slowey wasn't real effective Thursday— he allowed nine baserunners in 5.1 innings — but a parade of relievers allowed just one more baserunner in the final 11 outs.

Most impressive, or perhaps merely the most important, was the perfect seventh authored by Jose Mijares, who retired Erick Aybar, Bobby Abreu and Torii Hunter, two of them on strikes. Seventeen pitches for Mijares, 14 of them strikes.

Not sure what to make of Pat Neshek's outing. He faced two men, threw ball one to each, then got an outfield fly and a ground out to strand two inherited runners. Four pitches, two outs, but — and I admit I'm probably being overly picky — it just didn't bolster my confidence in him.

1 comment:

  1. "it just didn't bolster my confidence in him."

    No, just like Nathan's outings often didn't bolster our confidence in him either.

    I'm sure glad they're done out on the west coast for a while. I hate having to go to sleep not knowing the final outcome of the game.

    Nine HRs in the first four games! Is this gonna be a fun season or what?