On Kent Hrbek's birthday, against the Atlanta Braves, the Twins couldn't pull out the win. In a tie game in the bottom of the 10th inning, Braves Freddie Freeman hit a single to right field that allowed Jason Hayward to score and win the game 5 to 4.
Twins starter Mike Pelfrey gave up 2 earned runs over 2 innings to start off the game--but then an hour or so rain delay cut him off. Anthony Swarzak pitched most of the game (once again), going 4 innings with only 3 hits and 1 earned run. Swarzak has certainly been proving his worth this season. Casey Fien and Jared Burton both pitched two scoreless, walk-less, innings to give Glen Perkins the chance for a save.
Unfortunately, tonight was Glen's first blown save of the year. Perkins gave up a run to tie it, and Brian Duensing surrendered the final run to blow it.
The Twins lost.
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Bullet Point Highlights
- Mike Pelfrey only gave up two earned runs!!!!.... Because there was an early rain delay and he got pulled after two innings.
- Anthony Swarzak is a beast. I don't know what we would do without him. He's already pitched an inning--if not 3 innings--7 times in May. His 4 innings tonight were the most for Swarzak in the month of May.
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