Monday, April 19, 2010

Twins Win Series vs. Royals




Still looking for a series-sweep, the Twins won their first weekend series at Target Field. Minnesota won 10-3 on Friday night, with Scott Baker recording the win. 5 different Twins had 2 hits, with one having 1. Saturday was a lot closer, with the Twins winning 6-5. Brian Duensing got the win and Jon Rauch got the save. Jim Thome and Orlando Hudson both homered for Minnesota. On Sunday, the Twins were on the losing end of a 10-5 game. Carl Pavano was the losing pitcher. The Twins take on the Indians this week before heading to Kansas City for a Royal rematch.

Stats:

Joe Mauer: 5 hits, 3 RBIs
Orlando Hudson: 4 hits, 3 RBIs, HR
Denard Span: 5 hits, 1 RBI
Jon Rauch: 1 save

My series MVP goes to Orlando Hudson. O-dawg had 4 hits and 3 RBIs, inlcuding a homerun.

Twins Win Target Field Opening Series





The Minnesota Twins won their opening game at Target Field, and then went on to win the series. The Twins beat the Red Sox 5-2 on Monday, with Carl Pavano getting the win and Jon Rauch getting the save. Jason Kubel and Joe Mauer both had 3 hits and 2 RBIs in the Target Field opener. On Wednesday, Boston defeated the Twins 6-3, with Kevin Slowey as the losing pitcher. The Twins won 8-0 on Thursday to win the series. Francisco Liriano recorded the win. The Twins had a very successful opening series in their new home. And you have to love those throwbacks!

Stats:

Joe Mauer: 4 hits, 3 RBIs
Jason Kubel: 5 hits, 2 RBIs, HR
Michael Cuddyer: 5 hits, 5 RBIs, 2 HRs
Jon Rauch: 1 save

My series MVP: Michael Cuddyer, you can't argue with those kind of numbers. 5 hits, 5 RBIs, and 2 homers.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Twins Win 2 in Chicago




The Minnesota Twins won another series to start the season. The Twins won two of three games in Chicago against the White Sox. On Friday, the Twins defeated the ChiSox 4-3 in 11 innnings. Twins shortstop JJ Hardy had the game-winning hit that score Joe Mauer in the top of the eleventh inning. Former Husker Brian Duensing got the win, while Jon Rauch recorded the save. On Saturday, the Twins had a nice 2-1 win over Chicago. Scott Baker was the winning pitcher, with another save for Rauch. Jason Kubel's 2-run homer ended up being the winner for the Twins. On Sunday, the Twins lost 5-4, with Nick Blackburn earning the loss.

Some weekend stats:

Justin Morneau: 5 hits, 3 RBIs
Jason Kubel: 2 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 HR
Orlando Husdon: 4 hits
Jon Rauch: 2 saves

My series MVP: JJ Hardy, for his 11th-inning game-winning hit on Friday night.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Twins Take 3 of 4 From Angels in Opening Series




The Minnesota Twins are 3-1 to start the 2010 MLB season, after winning three games out of the four game series in Anahiem against the Angels. The opening series began on Monday, with the Angels winning 6-3. Scott Baker started for the Twins on Opening Day, getting the loss in 4.2 innings of work. On Tuesday the Twins bounced back, getting their first win of the season by a score of 5-3. Nick Blackburn was Minnesota's winning pitcher. Wednesday brought another two-run win, 4-2, with Carl Pavano getting the win. Last night, it was Kevin Slowey with the win, after the Twins put together a great offensive game, winning 10-1.

Here are some stats for you:

Delmon Young: 4 hits, 2 homeruns, 6 RBIs
JJ Hardy: 5 hits, 2 homeruns, 2 RBIs
Justin Morneau: 4 hits, 2 homeruns, 3 RBIs
Jon Rauch: 2 saves
Carl Pavano: 6 strikeouts

My series MVP goes to left fielder Delmon Young. Young came into camo 30 pounds lighter, and hit a homerun in his first at bat of the season. He has 2 homers so far, and 6 RBIs. Nice job Delmon!