In case you missed it because you were setting yourself up for heartbreak with the Minnesota Hockey Vikings, the Minnesota Twins went over the .500 mark in the goofiest way possible on Thursday night.
Toronto took a 5-3 lead into the 8th inning and turned the ball over to Steve Delabar. He walked Chris Herrmann and Josmil Pinto, then gave up a sacrifice bunt to Eduardo Nunez. (Those morally opposed to the sac bunt could rest their case on just this bunt alone, as all Nunez had to do was wait for the inevitable ball four.) Exit Delabar, enter Sergio Santos, who quite simply couldn't throw strikes. Now wild pitches? That, that he could do. Santos faced three batters, walked all three, threw three wild pitches, and allowed three runs to score. MLB.com has video of all this if you don't believe me.
J.A. Happ relieved Santos, and got the final two outs of the inning, but not before he giving up a bases-loaded walk and a 2-run single to Jason Kubel, Professional Hitter. Final: Minnesota 9, Toronto 5. The Twins are a half-game out of first in the AL Central. We will now celebrate with the song "Machine Gun" by The Commodores.
Have a great Friday. See you back here in a couple hours for the usual nonsense.