Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia manged to pitch one scoreless inning tonight before things started to get dicey. He gave up 6 earned runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Twinkie Town member Jere.Johnson.37:
Member Blakem95 chimed in:
bases loaded walk. cool
Long time member montanatwinsfan:
oh boy kevin...
Kevin Correia was pulled after pitching two innings, but things didn't exactly improve from there. Brian Duensing did come in and pitch three scoreless innings, but at this point almost everyone was talking about A-Rod and PEDs so they didn't notice.
The Twins offense continued to be anemic.
Go Guthrie Go
donate to the Twin’s retirement fund for all they are doing to pad your next contract…
Despite being down 6 to 0, some Twins fans still showed optimism.
Here we go, Twinkies! Here we go!
This optimism was rewarded with a brilliant catch by Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe, which sent him tumbling over the railing on the third baseline (and given no help by Royals fans, as noted by Corey Provus and Kris Attaberry).
Holy crap! TREVOR I LOVE YOU
Brian Dozier also had a few nice plays, but the game pressed on with no runs by the Twins. This did not go unnoticed by the Twins faithful.
This game has very few suckiness mitigating factors
The game went on to the bottom of the 6th inning, when Twins reliever Ryan Pressly gave up three earned runs. He stayed in the game, however, and managed to give up four more earned runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, brining the total score to 0-13.
So things could be going better tonight
I'm going back to the yankees game
In the 8th inning is when things REALLY got interesting for the Twins. That is, in the bottom of the 8th, the Twins sent lego-headed position player Jamey Carroll out to the mound. I kid you not. Carroll marks the 7th position player in Twins history to pitch for the Twins, and had a fairly quick inning with two pop-ups and one ground-out.
Jamey Carroll on the mound.
I wish I was home to see this!
So, Jamey gets the win if the big comeback happens here, right?
Unfortunately there was no big Twins come back. There was not even any little Twins come back. Or any Twins runs at all. There's really nothing else to be said about this sad, sad game.
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