Vance Worley lasted only 4.2 innings against the Detroit line-up tonight, giving up 10 hits, including a trio of dingers to Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Alex Avila that buried the Twins early on. Although initially the Twins came back to tie it 1-1 in the 2nd inning with an RBI double from Wilkin Ramirez that scored Justin Morneau, it turned out to be the only run of the day for the Twins.
Six runs in 4.2 innings, when your team is facing Justin Verlander, is apparently a bit much for the Twins to overcome.
Verlander, you win the duel--this time.
Bullet Point Highlights
- Joe Mauer snapped his career-high 0-for-21 hit-less streak with a 3rd inning single off Justin Verlander. Not a home run, Joe.
- Wilkin Ramierz had an impressive game today, going 2 for 3 with 1 walk and the Twins' only RBI.
- Eduardo Escobar--who had been on a torrent hitting streak--went 0 for 5 today in the lead-off spot.
- Anthony Swarzak pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up only 1 hit and 0 walks.
- Dick Bremer kept bringing up Brad Radke, and how Radke used to give up early inning home runs, in some sort of comparison to Vance Worley's recent performances. I think Vance will be a useful player for us--but Dick, please. Brad Radke's arm is rolling over in its grave.
- The game thread was a little dead tonight... Playoff hockey, anyone?
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