2006 Playoffs Redux: ALCS Game 7

Wednesday October 18, 2006
Metrodome

Twins’ Season Ends in Extra Innings, Monroe Sends Twins Packing with Two Home Runs

Just days ago the Twins had a 3-1 lead in the ALCS and what seemed like an absurd advantage with Johan Santana and Francisco Liriano scheduled to pitch Games 5 and 6. That the series even made it to a seventh game was a miracle by the Tigers, and they completed the run with a dramatic Game 7 victory highlighted by Craig Monroe’s 10th inning, game winning home run – his second of the game.

Things looked better for the Twins early in the game. With Kenny Rogers on the mound, Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer each knocked in first inning runs, both on ground ball singles.

Then in the second inning, the multi-time Gold Glove winner Kenny Rogers committed two consecutive errors to allow the Twins a 3-0 lead.

Though Radke was perfect the first time through the Detroit lineup, Craig Monroe got to him in the fourth inning with a two-run home run. The score remained 3-2 until the ninth inning.

Joe Nathan had come on to pitch in the top of the eighth with two outs. He promptly retired Magglio Ordonez on a lazy fly ball. The Twins had a lead with Joe Nathan on the mound entering the ninth, about as automatic as it gets. In this series, however, nothing has been automatic for the Twins. Carlos Guillen led off the inning with a double. The next batter, Ivan Rodriguez, took a Nathan pitch between Hunter and Cuddyer for a run scoring triple. With the score tied, Alexis Gomez hit a sacrifice fly to right. Though Nathan retired the next two batters, the Twins entered the bottom of the ninth trailing by one.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Luis Castillo provided some hope when he lined a single to left off of Todd Jones. Nick Punto followed with a single of his own, pushing Castillo to third. Joe Mauer lined the thid consecutive Twins hit to right to tie the score, and Cuddyer grounded out to send the game into extra innings and set up Monroe’s heroics for the Tigers.

Box and Play-by-play below the fold

10/18/2006, Det06-Min06, Metrodome

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10     R  H  E   LOB DP
2006 Detroit           0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  2  1     5  9  3     5  4
2006 Minnesota         2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0     4 11  0    10  0

Detroit              AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Granderson        cf  5  1  2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .192    2  0  0  0
Monroe            lf  5  2  2  3  0  0  2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .207    0  0  0  0
Polanco           2b  5  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .310    2  7  0  0
Ordonez           rf  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .259    4  1  0  0
Guillen           1b  4  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .185   12  1  0  0
Rodriguez         c   4  1  2  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .346    6  0  0  0
Gomez             dh  3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  .000    0  0  0  0
Inge              3b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .174    2  1  1  0
Santiago          ss  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  .200    2  4  0  0
Rogers            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  2  2  0
 Walker           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Jones            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     38  5  9  5  2  1  2  0 10  0  0  0  1  0  1         30 16  3  0

Minnesota            AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Castillo          2b  4  3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .233    1  3  0  0
Punto             3b  5  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .286    0  4  0  0
Mauer             c   5  0  3  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .379   10  0  0  0
Cuddyer           rf  5  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .269    4  0  0  0
Morneau           1b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250   11  0  0  0
Hunter            cf  5  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .241    3  0  0  0
White             lf  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .100    1  0  0  0
Nevin             dh  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .222    0  0  0  0
 Ford             pr  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Redmond          ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .667    0  0  0  0
Bartlett          ss  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .087    0  2  0  0
Radke             p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
 Reyes            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Rincon           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Nathan           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     40  4 11  3  1  0  0  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0         30 10  0  0

Detroit                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Rogers                           6.1  6  3  1  2  4 105  62   29  0  0  0  0  1  1.35
Walker                           1.2  1  0  0  1  0  25  13    5  0  0  0  1  1  0.00
Jones            BS 3, W 2-1     2.0  4  1  1  1  0  29  19   10  0  0  0  0  1  2.84
                                10.0 11  4  2  4  4 159  94   44  0  0  0  1  3 

Minnesota                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Radke                            6.0  4  2  2  0  4  66  50   22  1  0  0  0  0  4.66
Reyes            H 2             0.1  0  0  0  0  0   1   1    1  0  0  0  0  0  0.00
Rincon           H 1             1.1  2  0  0  0  2  22  13    7  0  0  1  0  0  1.69
Nathan           BS 1, L 0-1     2.1  3  3  3  0  4  37  24   10  1  0  0  0  0  7.20
                                10.0  9  5  5  0 10 126  88   40  2  0  1  0  0 

Min: Ford ran for Nevin in the 9th
     Redmond batted for Ford in the 10th

GWRBI: Monroe
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.
10/18/2006, Det06-Min06, Metrodome
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----

**************  Top of the 1st inning, Detroit batting
 0-0  0 --- 00  Granderson grounded out to third (X)
 0-0  1 --- 01  Monroe grounded out to third (CX)
 0-0  2 --- 10  Polanco lined out to second (BX)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Minnesota batting
 0-0  0 --- 30  Castillo walked (BBBB)
 0-0  0 1-- 01  Castillo to second, Punto to first on an error by the 
                  third baseman Inge (CX)
 0-0  0 12- 10  Mauer grounded a single up the middle, Castillo scored, 
                  Punto to second (BX)
 0-1  0 12- 01  Cuddyer lined a single between third and short, Punto 
                  scored, Mauer to second (2FX)
 0-2  0 12- 12  Morneau struck out (CFBS)
 0-2  1 12- 00  Hunter lined out to third (X)
 0-2  2 12- 00  White grounded out to the mound (X)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Detroit batting
 0-2  0 --- 12  Ordonez struck out (BCFS)
 0-2  1 --- 00  Guillen flied out to left (X)
 0-2  2 --- 02  Rodriguez grounded out to short (CFX)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Minnesota batting
 0-2  0 --- 22  Nevin grounded out to second (BBCSFX)
 0-2  1 --- 31  Bartlett walked (CBBBB)
 0-2  1 1-- 00  Castillo grounded to second, forcing Bartlett at second, 
                  Castillo to first (X)
 0-2  2 1-- 31  Castillo to second, Punto to first on an error by the 
                  pitcher Rogers (BBBCX)
 0-2  2 12- 21  Castillo scored, Punto to third, Mauer to second on an 
                  error by the pitcher Rogers (CBBX)
 0-3  2 -23 11  Cuddyer grounded out to third (CBX)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Detroit batting
 0-3  0 --- 02  Gomez struck out (CCFS)
 0-3  1 --- 01  Inge flied out to center (CX)
 0-3  2 --- 00  Santiago grounded out to second (X)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Minnesota batting
 0-3  0 --- 10  Morneau grounded out to first (BX)
 0-3  1 --- 11  Hunter grounded a single up the middle (CBX)
 0-3  1 1-- 22  White struck out (BFBCFS)
 0-3  2 1-- 20  Nevin lined out to right (BBX)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, Detroit batting
 0-3  0 --- 01  Granderson lined a double to right center (FX)
 0-3  0 -2- 11  Monroe homered deep to left center, Granderson scored 
                  (BCX)
 2-3  0 --- 01  Polanco grounded out to short (CX)
 2-3  1 --- 10  Ordonez grounded out to the mound (BX)
 2-3  2 --- 12  Guillen struck out (FBFS)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Minnesota batting
 2-3  0 --- 11  Bartlett flied out to center (FBX)
 2-3  1 --- 32  Castillo flied out to right (FBFBFBX)
 2-3  2 --- 12  Punto struck out (CBFS)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, Detroit batting
 2-3  0 --- 11  Rodriguez grounded out to third (CBX)
 2-3  1 --- 22  Gomez flied out to right (BFBSX)
 2-3  2 --- 12  Inge flied out to center (BCCX)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Minnesota batting
 2-3  0 --- 22  Mauer doubled deep to center (CFBFBX)
 2-3  0 -2- 32  Cuddyer struck out (CFBBBS)
 2-3  1 -2- 12  Morneau flied out to center, Mauer to third (BCFX)
 2-3  2 --3 21  Hunter grounded out to short (BBCX)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, Detroit batting
 2-3  0 --- 01  Santiago grounded a single up the middle (SX)
 2-3  0 1-- 22  Granderson reached on an infield single to the pitcher, 
                  Santiago to second (CBFBX)
 2-3  0 12- 22  Monroe struck out (FBFBFS)
 2-3  1 12- 00  Polanco popped out to center (X)
 2-3  2 12- 32  Ordonez grounded out to third (BCBFB>F>X)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Minnesota batting
 2-3  0 --- 01  White grounded out to second (CX)
 2-3  1 --- 22  Nevin grounded a single between first and second (FBFBFX)
 2-3  1 1-- 11  Bartlett grounded into a double play, Polanco to Santiago 
                  to Guillen (CBX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, Detroit batting
                Reyes now pitching
 2-3  0 --- 00  Guillen grounded out to second (X)
                Rincon now pitching
 2-3  1 --- 20  Rodriguez lined a single between third and short (BBX)
 2-3  1 1-- 32  Gomez struck out (SB1BFBC)
 2-3  2 1-- 00  Inge grounded out to second (X)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Minnesota batting
 2-3  0 --- 11  Castillo grounded out to the mound (CBX)
 2-3  1 --- 20  Punto lined a single up the middle (BBX)
                Walker now pitching
 2-3  1 1-- 22  Mauer grounded into a double play, Santiago to Polanco to 
                  Guillen (1CFBBFX)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, Detroit batting
 2-3  0 --- 00  Santiago was hit by a pitch (H)
 2-3  0 1-- 11  Granderson flied out to right (FBX)
 2-3  1 1-- 12  Monroe struck out (FBFS)
 2-3  2 1-- 12  Polanco grounded a single between first and second, 
                  Santiago to second (11CBCX)
                Nathan now pitching
 2-3  2 12- 01  Ordonez flied out to right (SX)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Minnesota batting
 2-3  0 --- 11  Cuddyer reached on an infield single to second (CBX)
 2-3  0 1-- 32  Morneau walked, Cuddyer to second (FCBBBB)
 2-3  0 12- 21  Hunter flied out into a double play, Ordonez to Inge, 
                  Cuddyer out at third (BBCX)
 2-3  2 1-- 20  Walker threw a wild pitch, Morneau to second (BBB)
 2-3  2 -2- 32  White flied out to right (BBB.CFX)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, Detroit batting
 2-3  0 --- 21  Guillen doubled deep to left center (CBBX)
 2-3  0 -2- 20  Rodriguez lined a triple to right center, Guillen scored 
                  (BBX)
 3-3  0 --3 22  Gomez hit a sacrifice fly to right, Rodriguez scored 
                  (BCBFX)
 4-3  1 --- 32  Inge struck out (CBBFBS)
 4-3  2 --- 12  Santiago struck out (CFBFS)

**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Minnesota batting
                Jones now pitching
 4-3  0 --- 32  Nevin walked (CBSBBFB)
                Ford pinch running for Nevin
 4-3  0 1-- 32  Bartlett grounded into a double play, Santiago to Polanco 
                  to Guillen (1BBFCFBX)
 4-3  2 --- 00  Castillo lined a single to shallow left (X)
 4-3  2 1-- 01  Punto grounded a single between first and second, 
                  Castillo to third (CX)
 4-3  2 1-3 00  Mauer lined a single between first and second, Castillo 
                  scored, Punto to third (X)
 4-4  2 1-3 00  Cuddyer grounded out to second (X)

**************  Top of the 10th inning, Detroit batting
 4-4  0 --- 12  Granderson struck out (BSCS)
 4-4  1 --- 01  Monroe homered deep to left center (CX)
 5-4  1 --- 00  Polanco grounded out to first (X)
 5-4  2 --- 22  Ordonez struck out (BCFBS)

**************  Bottom of the 10th inning, Minnesota batting
 5-4  0 --- 11  Morneau grounded out to first (FBX)
 5-4  1 --- 01  Hunter lined a single to center (CX)
 5-4  1 1-- 11  White popped out to the catcher (BFX)
                Redmond pinch hitting for Ford
 5-4  2 1-- 10  Redmond popped out to the catcher (BX)
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One Response to 2006 Playoffs Redux: ALCS Game 7

  1. Beau says:

    Of course it was Craig Monroe. Why do you think we signed him later?

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