Twins left fielder Josh Willingham hadn't hit a home run since August 13th--but he made up for his absence tonight.
After hitting a solo home-run to start the scoring in the second inning, Willingham hit the winning, go-ahead, second deck home run in the eighth inning to score himself and Clete Thomas, and seal the deal for the Twins. And get this--Willingham was only hitting sixth for the Twins tonight.
Although Willingham was the biggest sparkle for the Twins, he wasn't the only one--Oswaldo Arcia also hit a home run blast into the second deck in the bottom of the sixth, which was equally as important to the Twins one-run win. As Twins fans, me must relish what we can get.
On the pitching side--the Twins obviously did enough to win. Liam Hendriks gave up 3 earned runs over 5 innnings--which is fine. The Twins bullpen really showed up again today, though--Caleb "Meat Raffle" Thielbar pitching a scoreless, walk-less 1.2 innings; Anthony Swarzack pitching a scoreless, walk-less 8th inning; and Glen Perkins getting the save, with--yes--a scoreless, walk-less 9th inning. Way to go, bullpen.
I'm so disappointed in you, I'm not even doing roll call tonight.
When multiple members in the Roll Call are in the single digits--I just can't.
Win Expectancy Graph