Some Quick (Like The Game!) Thoughts
Tonight’s game, besides a bit of an offensive draught, was the exact formula the Twins need in order to seriously contend for the division title: the Fat Man (pitching against his old team, as seen above) quickly and easily dispatched of the Nationals batters (exactly what should happen!) for seven innings, Matt Guerrier got the hold, and Joe Nathan picked up the save. Though the Twins by and large did not look good against the Nats’ lefty pitcher Lannon, an absolute bomb from Morneau proved enough to push them over the top.
The contest was played at such a tremendous pace tonight that there really isn’t much more to say! The last thing I have to add is that the Nationals are a really bad team. Only former Twin Cristian Guzman provides a spark…everyone else seems to just be going through the motions. It is no wonder they are already out of their division’s race.
Preview (35-36, 2nd, 4.5 GB CWS): Tomorrow night, Kevin Slowey (3-6, 4.70) hooks up with Jason Bergmann (1-4, 5.48). Slowey is coming off a great start in Milwaukee, while Bergmann was roughed up by the Pirates in his last start. Advantage: Twins.