Twins 6, Indians 1


My second game this weekend played out similarly to the first. The Indians scored quickly in the first and the Twins starting pitcher, this time Scott Baker, looked unsteady until the second, when he mowed the opposition down 1-2-3 and proceeded to pitch superbly for six innings, followed by some excellent bullpen relief. And like yesterday, the Twins quickly got the first run back on a Torii Hunter hit in second.
No, wait. It wasn’t a hit, it was an E-3 that the Twins later capitalized on. Defense was the name of today’s game and the Twins knew how to play it and the Indians didn’t. Cleveland made a total of three errors that cost them at least one, if not two or three Twins runs. In the meantime, the Twins made five double plays (one on an incredible fielding play by Nick Punto at third), which saved who knows how many Indians runs.
All in all, an exciting weekend for me. Jacob’s Field gets two thumbs up as a stadium, the Crowne Plaza hotel gets two thumbs up for damn comfortable beds, and the Twins get two thumbs and two big toes up for winning two games. There will be pictures… eventually.


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