TWINS WIN!! TWINS WIN!! TWINS WIN!!
Now that we got that out of the way, here are your contenders for last night's Player of the Game. It would have been fun to include a few other guys, like Josh Willingham, Brian Dozier, Jared Burton, or even Jamey Carroll, but if I included one of them I would have had to include them all. And really, we all know it comes down to one of these two guys.
Scott Diamond - 7 IP, 4 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 R, .232 WPA
Diamond was...how can I say this...like a very expesive jewel which might be unexpectedly located in an area where you would not expect that jewel to be. His location was superb, he pitched with confidence, and when he completed six shutout innings it was the first time a Twins starter had accomplished that feat this season. He then went on to throw one more shutout inning. Seven strong from Diamond last night.
Ryan Doumit: 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB, .175 WPA
Doumit's big fly pushed the Twins' first inning lead from one to three, giving Diamond some breathing room before he took the hill for the second inning. In his last three games Doumit has four hits; three of them have been home runs, raising his season slugging percentage from .303 to .424. Through the first eight days of May he's batting .238/.320/.667.