Twins Get Bombed In 6-2 Defeat To Brewers

Bombs away!

The Brewers used 4 solo home runs, including a back-to-back set in the 3rd inning and two from Ryan Braun alone to beat the Twins 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Liam Hendriks got the spot start for the Twins in place of Carl Pavano, and he struggled from the beginning. I suppose some credit (blame?) should be given to Jamey Carroll though, as he had a fielding error on a possible double play grounder in the 2nd inning that eventually helped the Brewers to two runs in the 2nd inning. Also, Carroll dropped a fly ball while chasing after a Ryan Braun foul pop-up in the 5th inning, which gave Braun a second chance, which he used to hit his 2nd home run of the game.

Back in the 3rd inning, Braun hit his first home run of the game, and before the Brewers fans could finish berating our fellow Twins fans, Aramis Ramirez followed it up with a solo home run himself. Those two homers led to a 4-0 lead.

The Twins did scratch a run across in the bottom of the 3rd when Darin Mastroianni led off with a double, and with 2 outs, was driven in from 3rd base on a single by Ben Revere. Another run would come on a Josh Willingham single in the 8th, scoring Denard Span from 2nd base, but the Twins were unable to do any more than that against Michael Fiers and Co.

Studs

Ben Revere (2 for 4, 1 RBI), and uh.... not really anyone else.

Duds

Justin Morneau (0 for 4, 2 K), Liam Hendriks (5 IP, 5 R), Jamey Carroll (0 for 3, 2 fielding errors)

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