July 3, 2007

Game 82: New York Yankees

The Twins lost the second game of the four game series with the Yankees tonight, and their third consecutive overall. Carlos Silva didn't pitch bad, but it wouldn't have mattered if he would have given up just one run as the offense was terrible yet again. With the loss, the Twins continued to fall in the standings as Indians won and the Twins fell to 8.5 games back in the division.

Carlos Silva struggled early in his last start, but after that was very good. So, coming into today's game, he was looking to build on that late inning success. Silva did pitch pretty well early, but the Twins couldn't score, and he gave up some runs in the sixth inning before exiting. Silva's final line was 5.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 runs and 2 strikeouts. With the loss, Silva is now 6-9 on the season with a 4.37 ERA.

Juan Rincon was in first to (try to) relieve Silva, and for a second consecutive night, he was horrible. In his 0.2 innings Rincon allowed two hits and two runs. The Twins handed the rest of the game to Ramon Ortiz, and he went two innings allowing just three hits.

As mentioned above, the offense was horrible, and managed just five hits. Justin Morneau was the only bright spot going 2-4 with a single and a double.

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