A Wild And Crazy Affair

First off, I just want to mention that I wasn’t able to watch tonight’s game.  There was a tornado warning in my hometown (Fergus Falls, MN) and while no touchdowns occurred (sounds like the Vikings’ passing game….heh, heh), our FSN station went on the fritz because of the storm.  With that said, I believe I just may have missed the most exciting game of the year:

I was glad to see that Perkins turned in a solid effort.  Not spectacular, but enough to keep the Twins in the game.

However, after a rally that gave the Twins the lead in the bottom of the ninth, my hero (otherwise known as Twins closer Joe Nathan…just look at the title of the blog) blew a save.  This isn’t supposed to happen!  I suppose it just means that he is human after all.

Yet, the Twins were still able to rally in the ninth and put a bunch of runs together to take the game (and, thus, the series already).  I bet Miller Park (if a bunch of Twins fans still made the trip even with the high gas prices) was rockin’ when Cuddyer hit his triple and scored on the throwing error for the Twins’ final run of the game!

Well, that’s about all I have to say about this game, as I was unfortunately unable to watch it.  One final thing that caught my eye, though, was that Jesse Crain pitched two scoreless innings in a tie ballgame…remarkable!  If you’re not a Twins fans just looking at Crain’s stats you probably think I have been rather hard on him in my recent blog posts, but if you have been a Twins fan for a few years you know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

Preview: Scott Baker (2-1, 3.60) will try to complete the sweep tomorrow against Seth McClung (3-3, 4.07).  I’ll tell you what…interleague play sure shows me how much knowledge I lack about National League players…I’m not familiar with any of Milwaukee’s pitchers!  Hopefully my cable comes back online (fingers crossed) and I will be able to watch the final tilt tomorrow.

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