July 1, 2007

Game 80: Detroit Tigers

Well, the Twins were unable to get any offense going tonight, and missed their chance at a series sweep of the Tigers. The Twins lost 1-0, and Scott Baker turned in yet another great performance for the Twins. Bonderman unfortunately was just as good, and although the Twins out hit the Tigers, they were unable to score.

Scott Baker had his best start of the season in his last outing, and other than the fact that he lost, this one was even better. Baker's final line was 8 innings (CG), 3 hits, 1 run and 3 strikeouts. The reason for the loss, was the solo homerun that he gave up, and it came in the eighth inning with two outs. Baker didn't deserve the loss, but he picked it up anyways and is now 2-3 on the season with a decent 4.98 ERA.

The offense was pretty silent tonight other than the five singles and one double they managed. You can't blame them all that much for the loss because Bonderman simply had his stuff, and when the pitchers duel like that, it tends to make it even hard for both team's hitters. All I can say is lets hope this was just one bad offensive game and not the beginning of another hitting slump

For more stats, make sure to check out the Box Score.

Quick Notes:
- The Twins will be on national television for the third straight day tomorrow as they will be the featured Monday Night Game on ESPN.

- If you haven't seen what players made it to the All-Star Game for the Twins, check out this post. Also, make sure to vote for Neshek in the Final Vote.

- I have some posts coming up this week including a couple on the midway point in the season. Also, you can expect the game recaps as always.

- Finally, I have added a "Players Watch" on the right sidebar that features a couple of players to keep an eye on. The players should remain the same unless someone else really heats up, but right now they are Twins first round pick Ben Revere and upcoming prospect Garrett Jones.