Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Home Run #1

Joe Mauer finally hit his first home run of the season last night, and it was an important one. With two outs in the seventh, Mauer came up and launched a solo shot way back in right field to tie the game at five apiece. Delmon Young then doubled home the winning run in the eighth.

It was only one of three RBI doubles for Young. Obviously, it was a good game for Young, but with Mauer's homer, he is now the only Twins' regular who is still holding a goose egg in that column. He had a good series against the Yankees, despite having some of the worst swings I've ever seen, so hopefully he can turn some of this recent success into a few balls clearing the fences.

Michael Cuddyer had another outfield assist, this time nailing Derek Jeter at second base. His play was simply very impressive. He knew right where to be after the ball bounced off the wall, bare-handed it, and threw an absolute strike to Brendan Harris.

Anyways, it was good to see the Twins come back and salvage a split of the series after losing two tough games to start.

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