I was reminded of this feeling all too rudely yesterday, after the Twins gave away two 5-run leads in losing to the Tigers, 11-9. After twenty-four consecutive innings without scoring, the Tigers suddenly realized that they did in fact have a good offense. They scored four runs in the sixth, one in the seventh, and six more in the eighth to complete their comeback. Matt Guerrier and Pat Neshek bore the brunt of the runs, with Nick Blackburn having three charged to his name too. The Tigers' victory also allowed Blackburn's first win to elude him again.
The offense had a good night, evident in the fact that they put nine runs on the board. They took advantage of multiple costly errors by the Tigers, but Adam Everett made his own very costly error in the eighth (Isn't that what he's supposed to be good at? Because he certainly isn't hitting). Joe Mauer continued his hitless streak (0-14), despite getting on base via the walk three times. And the aforementioned Everett did actually pick up two hits in the game, one being a double. It was his first multi-hit game of the year and his first extra base hit.
That about does it for yesterday; there's plenty more I could say but it can be best summed up as a game that got away from the Twins. Hopefully they'll send the Tigers back to their reeling ways today.
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