Yikes. The Twins and Blue Jays combined for 32 hits last night at the Metrodome. Those Blue Jays are certainly hot, and proved it last night. However, Minnesota’s offense looked solid at times, even though they squandered numerous opportunities to get some more runs and really take the game to Toronto. We left runners in scoring positions a couple of times, and it was disappointing in the bottom of the 8th to see Brendan Harris stranded at third with no-outs and watch Delmon Young, Joe Crede, and Nick Punto all strike-out.
So it seems like the Twins have definitely “got it”, but whether you’re facing a hot team or have some umpiring decisions go against you doesn’t always matter, because Minnesota still needs to push themselves that extra mile and get the job done.
On a more amusing note, if you think Kevin Slowey’s 7.94 ERA is bad, check out Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang. After two starts this season, he currently has an ERA of 28.93. Now that’s funny.