Clearly Jesse is forgetting something. But I didn't. Breaking the longest losing streak of the season, Minnesota Twins wise anyway, calls for a celebration. Now I am not calling for somebody to run to the local liquor store and pick up beer, but celebrate in the form of a poll. After the Jump, the nominees for the player of the game, and a quick proposal.
Anthony Swarzak: Yes he didn't win, but he pitched six solid innings giving up 2 runs on 9 hits and struck out four batters. This isn't a solid outing by any means, but how many times have we seen a Twins starter give up three or less runs and lose the game because the offense had trouble getting runners home, much less getting the hits. Swarzak did have trouble the first two innings, but held Seattle scoreless for the final four.
Glen Perkins: He wasn't perfect, but he did get out of a bases loaded threat in the 8th inning to preserve the 2-2 tie. His victim was none other than the great Ichirob and was a part of 12 total runners stranded by the Mariners in the game.
Drew Butera: He snapped a personal 0-21 streak in the fifth with an RBI Single which scored Rene Tosoni. He also grounded into a double play in the third, but Tosoni scored the Twins first run on the play.
Rene Tosoni: His double with two out in the 9th inning, allowed Trevor Plouffe to score the winning run and snap this 11-game losing streak. Now the Twins have the chance to right this ship and avoid 100 losses. Even if a seven game losing streak were to start tonight, the Twins can look back on this game and realize that if it weren't for Tosoni, the team would tie Seattle for the longest losing streak of the season at 19 games.
As for the proposal, I propose that we do a Twins player of the year poll. Yes, this season turned out to be nothing we expected it to be, but there are many possible nominees for this award. Please use the comments area below to voice your opinion and nominate somebody.
Twins player of the Game, Who's Your pick
Anthony Swarzak (1 vote)
Glen Perkins (0 votes)
Drew Butera (2 votes)
Rene Tosoni (20 votes)
23 total votes