Solid first win for the Twins
by, 04-12-2012 at 08:38 AM (473 Views)
Feels good to get that first win under our belt.
Solid outing for the Twins. It wasn't perfect, but we all know this isn't a team that going to be perfect. Pavano was good, but not great. Worst inning for him was the 5th when Bourjos got the inside-the-park home run. Willingham couldn't make the play. His defense isn't the best, and Revere might have made that catch. If Willingham continues to crush the ball, missing a catch or two doesn't matter.
Huge games for Carroll and Parmelee. I saw on Twitter last night that one of Carroll's kids was so upset that his dad didn't have a hit yet he was crying! I'm sure he's proud of his dad today. Also Twitter was questioning why Parmelee was still hitting in the 7th. I thought this was a good idea from Gardy. If Parmelee is going to be our 1B of the future, he's needs this type of at-bat. Did he ever come through. Biggest hit of his career, and first ever triple. Maybe Gardy knows what he's doing after all!
Bullpen was fantasic. Perkins silder was looking really nasty. He made Pujols look silly. Capps was good as well. Yes he gave up a double, but the pitch was good and the ball just died in the outfield. Plus the Angels couldn't move Hunter over to third. And if it makes anyone feel better Nathan completely blew the save last night for the Rangers. 3 runs off 4 hits. Ouch.
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. The game was back and forth and the Twins found a way to win. Biggest thing from last night is hitting was clutch. We need that to continue if we're going to win games.