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Twins Player of the Game: June 8, 2011

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I won't say that Butera is purposely trying to take out the catcher, but he sure as hell doesn't like his shoes.
I won't say that Butera is purposely trying to take out the catcher, but he sure as hell doesn't like his shoes.

Another good game for the Twins (except you, Matt Capps), and now two series wins in a row! This will be our fourth Player of the Game poll, and the winner will join these four as previous champions: Nick Blackburn, Anthony Swarzak, Alexi Casilla and Matt Tolbert.

Today's nominees:

Carl Pavano: He's become an effective pitcher again, and he gives credit to a better changeup thanks to a stronger arm. Today he threw seven very good innings, allowing just the solo home run to Grady Sizemore, who took a pitch low and away (outside of the strikezone) and deposited it in the left field seats. Final line: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 BB.

Ben Revere: Revere picked up three more hits today and is now hitting .302 on the season. I'm not sure he'll see the minors again at this rate. He stole his fourth base of the season, but his highlight was driving in the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth. With two out Drew Butera had doubled into the left field corner, but it was Revere's third hit of the afternoon that erased Capps' blown save and gave the Twins their second opportunity to win today's game.