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The Twins continue their late-season slide.

Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays
That’s pretty much my reaction too, Bartolo
Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

There were about 12 people in attendance at Tropicana Field today, and it made complete sense, seeing as most of this game was less interesting to me than the one wall in my apartment that is a slightly different white than the rest of them. And the whole hurricane thing.

Lucas Duda did some things at various times. A couple of runs were scored. Read some other recap if you really care about those specifics. The big story was Jake Odorizzi not letting the Twins do that whole “baserunner” thing. Finally in the 5th, Eddie Rosario broke the perfect game by walking casually to first. The no-hitter wouldn’t be broken until the 7th. 3 guesses who did that? Did you guess anyone not named Joe Mauer? Then you should be ashamed.

Taylor Rogers relieved Bartolo Colon in the 7th and held the Rays scoreless, and in turn passed the ball to Alan Busenitz who did the same in the 8th.

The Nin-PROFFESIONAL HITTER- Sorry I got ahead of myself. In the 9th, the shutout was finally broken by Robbie “Professional Hitter” Grossman, when our fresh faced young hero having returned to active duty lead off the inning with a solo dinger. Much appreciated, Robbie G!

Twins still lost, of course, leaving runners on the corners when Eddie Rosario stung a ball right into the shift for a game ending double play. Regular loss though! Not a perfect game or no-hitter. Not even a shut-out!

I’m just kidding, the almost comeback made it heartbreaking. I’m a shell of my former self, somebody please hold me. The Twins will possibly lose their hold on the 2nd Wild-Card spot to the Angels, but that game is still an hour away as of this writing. You’ll have to find that shit out yourself!

STUDS: Joe “Yes Hitter” Mauer, Robbie “Open Door Policy” Grossman

DUDS: Really just every other hitter, to be honest.

Robot Rollcall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

# Commenter # Comments
1 gintzer 27
2 SooFoo Fan 25
3 Coach Farmer 20
4 CG19 17
5 Rahil Modi 15
6 less cowbell, more 'neau 15
7 montanatwinsfan 12
8 wayback 12
9 TawnyFroggy 8
10 Joel Hernandez 7
11 TJ Gorsegner 6
12 archie2227 1
# Recs Commenter Comment Link
4 less cowbell, more 'neau To quote the philosophers, ‎Agnetha Fältskog, ‎Benny Andersson, ‎Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and ‎Björn Ulvaeus:
4 SooFoo Fan Holy crap you're right
3 wayback NOBODY MENTION ODOR EATER HAS A PERFECT GAME GOING
3 TawnyFroggy Oh Joe, never change
3 less cowbell, more 'neau Not if it's lucky underwear!
3 less cowbell, more 'neau Those are the worst kind of Tuesdays
3 TawnyFroggy I believe you'll find the correlation is there.
3 SooFoo Fan I like the in-depth analysis here, Tawny.
2 CG19 Classic Mauer
2 montanatwinsfan 9 spot DH's bring back nightmares of Jason Tyner...
2 wayback Ask Tommy John
2 SooFoo Fan Good we can start the party now
2 wayback Don't take him for Granite
2 wayback Me too
2 wayback DON'T MENTION ODOR EATER HAS A NO HITTER GOING
2 montanatwinsfan except your underwear, always change your underwear
2 SooFoo Fan MITCH!
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Kinky!
1 less cowbell, more 'neau The Twins will be hearing from Ace Ventura, Pet Detective about this
1 wayback Time for Joe to show off his man muscles
1 Joel Hernandez Don't stop
1 Joel Hernandez smut
1 CG19 I've never seen a closer give up a run and proceed to get in a 3-0 count before the manager calls an injury timeout
1 TJ Gorsegner GO TWINS GO
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Tawny was right, the Twins did not win by losing
1 CG19 We should ban the shift
1 CG19 IT'S A TRAP!
1 montanatwinsfan mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, cheese tits
1 wayback DON'T TELL THE RAYS THEY ARE STILL AHEAD
1 SooFoo Fan That's some Busenitz
1 TawnyFroggy Both
1 CG19 Man, watching those 0-2 pitches get crushed is the most annoying thing in baseball besides leaving the bases loaded
1 CG19 Wow, the Rangers used a second baseman as a starting pitcher?
1 montanatwinsfan DUDA!
1 CG19 Twinkie Town, or Tropicana Field?
1 CG19 And DH him when he's not pitching
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Seriously
1 gintzer Yo yo yo yo.
1 Joel Hernandez hi
1 gintzer Granite cracks me up. He has me in splinters.
1 TJ Gorsegner Wait? Tuesday comes after Monday this week?

I give today’s Comment of the Gamethread to James Fillmore, even though he wasn’t ever there. Congratulations James!