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Fast Reaction: Texas 4, Minnesota 3

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The Twins had no answers for Justin Grimm, and Oswaldo Arcia's 3-run home run was too little, too late.

Justin Grimm, who is keeping Matt Harrison's seat warm in the Texas rotation, kept the Twins bats cold over seven punchless innings on Friday night, as the Rangers edged your Minnesota Twins, 4-3. Scott Diamond took the loss, scattering a boatload (or 12, to be accurate) of hits but keeping the game competitive if the offense were to ever arrive. It did not until the game was damn near over, and came up a run short.

Roll Call:

# Commenter # Comments
1 kenzertz 36
2 twinsgirl197 34
3 jere.johnson.37 22
4 DavidRF 16
5 spanspanspan 12
6 Gunnarthor 11
7 Embee 10
8 Luke in MN 2
9 SotaFan27 2
10 #8 guy 1
11 caluofmn 1
12 y2jayjk

Highlights:

  • The Rangers got up right away on the strength of three doubles (one of which was a shitty, bloopy piece of crap) in the first.
  • Were all of the Rangers hits doubles? The box score says no, but I watched this game, and I'm pretty sure they were all doubles.
  • Scratch that. Adrian Beltre crushed a dinger to dead center.
  • The Twins' best play of the game came with two outs and two on in the ninth, when Oswaldo Arcia hit a laser in baseball parlance down the right field line off of Joe Nathan to make it a 1-run game, but Ryan Doumit lined out to center to end the game.
  • The Twins' second best play of the night came on (what else) a Texas double. Geovany Soto tried to score from second (he had hit a double, you see) on a Mitch Morland double, and Aaron Hicks-to-Pedro Florimon-to-Joe Mauer executed a perfect defensive relay to gun Soto down.
  • Elsewhere, Miguel Sano hit his 9th home run.