August 15, 2007

Game 120: Seattle Mariners

The Twins continued the offensive roll today, and the great pitching continued as well on their way to a 6-1 victory over the Mariners. Scott Baker didn't fare in the decision, but put forth another nice outing. The bullpen pitched well again, and Hunter led the offense to another great game.

Scott Baker has been great since his small streak of bad outings a while back. That continued today as he pitched nearly seven solid innings holding the game tied at one. Baker's final line was 6.2 innings, 8 hits, 1 run and 7 strikeouts. As I mentioned, he didn't fare in the decision because it was tied when he left, but he does now have a 4.53 ERA on the season.

The bullpen pitched 2.1 solid innings again today, and the pitchers where the same as yesterday -- Nathan and Neshek. Neshek picked up the final out of the seventh, and then pitched a nice eighth as well. Nathan didn't pick up a save as the Twins scored four in the ninth, but did strikeout two.

The offense scored eleven runs yesterday, and followed it up with six today. Torii Hunter was the key to the offense today picking up five of the six RBI. Hunters RBI hits included a single and a Grand Slam in the ninth (remember that one last time in Seattle?). In addition to this, Rondell White launched his first of the season as well.

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