Twins' Bullpen Stumbles Again, Rays Spoil Baker's Strong Start

All day yesterday I was at a wedding. From about 12:30 in the afternoon until one in the morning, I wasn't in the house nor anywhere near a computer. And I'll be honest, I was having far too good of a time to check my phone for the latest updates on the happenings of the game. Turns out I'm glad that was the case, because had I been paying attention it may have ruined my night.

As it was, I staggered stumbled walked into the house last night, let the dog out, and collapsed fell sat on the couch to flip on the laptop. "The game probably ended not too long ago," I thought. "I'll watch some highlights, read the game reports, check my six or seven websites for data and write my game recap even though I'm intoxicated really tired," I thought.

Suffice it to say that by the time I knew what happened, my recap would have not been appropriate for young eyes.

Let's just leave it at these few sentences. Denard Span had another good game. Jason Kubel hit his first home run of the season. Scott Baker put in what was by far his best outing of the season to date. And the bullpen blew it. Matt Capps allowed one in the eighth, Joe Nathan gave up a solo blast for run number three in the ninth, and Jose Mijares couldn't stop the bleeding which enabled another Rays walkoff victory.

You have to give credit to the Rays, of course. They'd been struggling early this season too, but apparently we were just what they needed to help them get healthy. Ben Zobrist short-armed Nathan's inside fastball for that game-tying homer, and it was Johnny Damon's second walkoff of the series that clinched it.

That's all I have to say about that. Hopefully the Twins can salvage one game of this series by winning today.

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