Twins Player of the Weekend: May 27 - 29, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 29: Justin Morneau #33 (L), Jason Kubel #16, Drew Butera #41, pitching coach Rick Anderson #40 and Jim Thome #25 of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 29, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Angels defeated the Twins 6-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

If you're unfamiliar with what we're doing here, check out my original post from this week where I outlined Twinkie Town's plan for rewarding good play on the field and for doing some good in the community. Obviously, Nick Blackburn was our first winner.

This time we'll be looking at how the Twins did over the weekend. See, if they won more often, we could just do it after every win. As it is, we may just have to go series-to-series. But we'll play it by ear.

With that, your candidates for this poll are...

Anthony Swarzak: Carried a no-hitter into the 7th on Saturday, throwing eight innings and shutting out the Angels in the process when all was said and done. A huge performance following a game where the Twins bullpen blew a five run lead late in the game, and on a night where last year's ace was pushed back for reasons of his arm. Swarzak struck out four, walked two, and allowed just one hit.

Alexi Casilla: I know he went 0-for-4 on Saturday, but considering in the last five games he's 9-for-17 I think he's forgiven. In that span he's also played very good defense and collected a pair of stolen bases. While it's certainly nothing to write home about, Casilla's line is up to .237/.300/.331. This week as a whole has been very kind to Alexi.

Jason Kubel: He also went 0-for-4 on Saturday, but hell, a lot of people did. For the weekend he was 5-for-14 with 3 RBI. In spite of his batting average coming down to earth, he continues to be the one truly consistent run producer on the team.

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