Depleted and Deflated

Game 57: A’s 4 (30-28), Twins 3 (33-24)

In retrospect, it seems amazing that the Twins were able to compete with a decent major league team over the past two days. That they had a chance to win both, and sweep the series was quite an accomplishment, especially considering Nick Blackburn’s struggles on Sunday afternoon. That is why I love baseball. It would have been nice to see the Twins finish the comeback that they seemed to start with Delmon Young’s home run, but coming home with a 3-4 road trip doesn’t feel great, but it is nothing to be ashamed of.

WPA Stars of the Game
1. Mike Wuertz
2. Gio Gonzalez
3. Kevin Kouzmanoff

AL Central Standings (through Sunday)
1. Min 33-24, 267-220, –
2. Det 29-27, 247-245, 3.5
3. Chi 24-32, 235-279, 8.5
4. KC 24-34, 253-287, 9.5
5. Cle 21-34, 222-285, 11.0

The Twins are scheduled to get a look at Zack Greinke on Tuesday. Greinke didn’t look so hot last time, but he might be getting this team at the right time.


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