Their Own Medicine
This weekend series against the Oakland A’s was billed with the young, very talented Oakland starting staff potentially shutting down the Twins’ bats. Instead, we beat them at their own game:
-On Friday, Pavano got hit around quite a bit, but still managed to pitch into the seventh inning and get the win.
-Saturday saw Brian Duensing completely mow down the A’s to the tune of nine innings and three hits.
-Kevin Slowey then pitched seven no-hit innings against Oakland on Sunday, only to be removed from the game due to pitch count issues.
Now, the Pale Hose come to our house. We can really put a dent in Guillen’s crew by just doing what we do best…winning the series.
-I completely understand Gardy taking out Slowey after that seventh inning, as he has been struggling with elbow tendonitis of late. However, it took even more (insert term loosely related to “guts” here) from Gardy to put in Rauch with a no-hitter on the line. Didn’t you just know he would blow it…and he did?! For the first time in my life, I was actually hoping to see Crain jog in from the ‘pen.
Preview (68-50, 1st, 3.0 GA CWS): John Danks (12-8, 3.19) vs. Scott Baker (10-9, 4.76)