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Twinsgirl197's Imaginary Off Season Game 2: Offense Shines, Pitching Pretty Much Blows

           Happy Saturday, Twins fans! I'm back with game 2! Tonight, we barely beat the White Sox in a slug-fest pitched by Blackburn and Peavy at US Cellular. It was pretty much a nightmare whenever The Sox batted, but when we batted, it was pretty sweet.

           This is my quick interpretation of where Blackie was throwing the ball all night:  2680057_orig_medium

via bethsbbs.weebly.com

So, the Sox definitely had their chances tonight. Blackie some how or another only gave up 2 walks and 1 HBP even though his control was simply awful. He did however, manage to give up 3 homeruns in 4 and 1/3 innings. Why he was left in that long, is beyond me. He gave up 9 runs. 9 freaking runs!

Swarzak came in as relief for him and did pretty great, I thought. He gave us a few solid innings until the 7th, where Gardy took him out for Capps. Swarzak wouldn't have given up any runs if Capps hadn't walked the bases loaded with 2 outs and 2 of Swarzak's runners on, and then given up a triple. Yeah, it happened.... :/

Burnet pitched a scoreless 8th, and Nathan pitched a scoreless 9th for his first save of the off season :)

Alright, now per suggestion of CoR, I filled out a scorecard, but I just wanted to do the Twins part because it took longer than I thought to do on paint and I have no access to a printer currently without breaking into a dorm room.

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via bethsbbs.weebly.com

and ok, I'm sorry it seems that it'll be smaller than I intended... Plus some of it is hand written with a laptop mouse so its not the neatest (Not that a pen/pencil would be any more legible with me...). I'm pretty sure if you click it it'll get you a bigger picture... Or if it doesn't work when I post it I'll link you guys to it in the comments :) Also, just a warning my coach hates when I do scorebook at our game because apparently I do it weird... That's how I was taught so if you need help decoding, let me know in the comments and I'll be glad to help out 

Notes:

Nishi hit his first home run tonight!! And it was a grand slam! (PS, you're welcome, Myjah :)

I still don't know who we're playing next week soo I'll go off to studs and duds (which I realized I forgot in my other recap! haha)

Studs:

Nishioka

Valencia (was a homer away from the cycle!)

Swarzak

Burnett

Nathan

Duds:

Blackburn

Capps

Casilla

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