April 28, 2007

Game 24: Detroit Tigers

All streaks must come to an end, and we've seen that a few times this season. Santana's winning streak at the Dome, the Twins slump and now Justin Verlander's dominance of the Twins. Today, the Twins offense left off the way they started yesterday in the eighth inning. The Twins picked up a big win today beating the Tigers 11-3 and more importantly, beating up a little bit on Justin Verlander.

Carlos Silva has had a few outings this season in which he has deserved a win and gotten a no decision or even worse, a loss. Today, he got off to a bad start allowing two runs on four hits in the first inning. However, after that he settled down and had a very nice quality start. His final line was 6 innings, 10 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. With the win, his ERA is now 3.10 and his record is now 2-1.

The bullpen pitched three innings today, and looked very good. Pat Neshek came in for the seventh inning and gave up a single, but allowed no runs. Reyes pitched a scoreless and hitless eighth inning and Perkins pitched the ninth inning while also picking up a strikeout.

The offense was very good, and has been over the past two games. It seems to me that when things are going well, the whole offense gets a hit, and that was the case today. With all of the offense today, I've included the stats for each player from today's game.

Jason Tyner: 2-5; RBI
Nick Punto: 2-4; Run and RBI
Joe Mauer: 3-5; 2 Runs and RBI
Michael Cuddyer: 1-5; Run and RBI
Justin Morneau: 3-4; 3 Runs, RBI and HR (6)
Torii Hunter: 2-5; 2 Runs and RBI
Jason Kubel: 2-5; Run and 3 RBI
Luis Rodriguez: 1-2; Run, RBI, HBP and 2 BB
Jason Bartlett: 1-5

For more stats from today's game, make sure to check out the Box Score.

Next Game:
The Twins will go for a sweep of the Tigers tomorrow when they send out Johan Santana (3-2; 3.44) to face off against Mike Maroth (2-0; 5.06) and the Detroit Tigers. The game will start at 12:05 CT and will be on WFTC29 (FSN Outstate).