Twins Shut Down the Angels

Posted: August 23, 2008 by twinsfan21 in Uncategorized

On Friday night, the Twins played their second game of a 14-game road trip. Glen Perkins pitched great to lead the Twins to an 9-0 win over the Angels. Glen Perkins improved to 11-3 on the season with the win. He pitched eight strong innings, with three strikeouts. He also allowed five hits on two walks. Dennys Reyes pitched a scoreless ninth inning in relief of Glen Perkins.

Carlos Gomez, Delmon Young, and Denard Span all had great games for the Twins. Young and Span homered for the Twins, while Gomez had a double, and a stolen base. Young also had a double. Delmon Young, and Denard Span had a combined seven RBIs. Adam Everett and Nick Punto also recorded RBIs. Delmon Young, Carlos Gomez, and Denard Span went a combined 7-13 on Friday night against the Angels. Joe Mauer had a hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Former Twin Torii Hunter is a combined 0-8 with a walk against the Twins in this series.

Saturday night the Twins send Nick Blackburn(9-7) to the mound against Jon Garland(11-8). The game is scheduled for 8:05 Central Time.

  1. Andrew says:

    I was not expecting a split from the Twins in Anaheim. The fact that they won the first two games and lost the next two only made it more painful. It is extremely hard to win 3 of 4 on the road, and the Twins just couldn’t do it.

    The Seattle series is another thing entirely. The fact of the matter is that the Twins were one blown save away from going 4-3 in the first seven games; a very good mark considering four of those games came against the toughest team in baseball.

    Sadly, that didn’t happen, and the Twins are 3-4 in their last seven games. Nathan blew the game on Monday, but I don’t blame him. He is such a dominant closer games like these only happen a handful of times a year. With the Sox loss tonight, the Twins are only one game back and people are acting as if the world is coming to the end.

    The Twins are not playing their best baseball right now, that I will concede. The White Sox have a very tough road to postseason play, as do the Twins. Both clubs are poor on the road, and both teams have crucial series on the road coming up. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have the ChiSox come to the Dome later in September.

    The Twins are not out of this yet. Yes, they do need to buckle down and play better, but there is still a lot of baseball left.

  2. Sam says:

    Yeah, I hope the Twins can get better on the road, and win some series. The Twins-Sox game will sure be a exciting game.

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