Better tonight, but the Twins still look fragile. Still, you have to be able to take advantage of the opposing team’s mistakes and punish them, and the Twins did that brilliantly tonight, seizing their opportunity and breaking the hearts of Mariners fans everywhere.

Gardy’s decision to bring in Kubel then Buscher was clutch, and I think the little boost of confidence from tonight’s walk-off victory will be very welcome for the Twins.

Next up: a better pitching performance from our starters. On opening day, Francisco Liriano wasn’t at all bad, and it was the bullpen that looked weak. But tonight, Nick Blackburn only managed to strike out one batter all evening. If Kevin Slowey can hold it together tomorrow and our bats get hot, I think we can say that the 2009 Twins have truly arrived.



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