It took just over five hours, but the Twins finally succumbed and lost to the Tigers in the 16th inning of Friday night's game. Twin #2 and I were out with friends all night, so you can imagine our surprise when we got back and checked to see the game was still going at 1:35 EST. Joe Crede grounded out to end the game very shortly thereafter, before we could even put together what had happened.
Unfortunately, since I didn't actually see the game, I don't have much of anything to write about it. Once MLB.com gets the condensed game up I'll watch that, but this is all I'll be writing on the topic. Delmon Young had a superb game, singling, doubling, homering, and--most impressively--walking in 7 plate appearances. Denard Span collected 5 hits in 8 trips to the plate, including a triple.
The bullpen was formidable for 10 innings after Kevin Slowey's early departure, allowing just 3 hits, 2 walks, and a hit batsmen. Brian Duensing made his first appearance since his call-up and filled his role admirably, surrendering just a solo homer and a walk in 3.2 innings. R.A. Dickey, though, was not sharp and gave up 9 hits and 4 runs in 3 innings, taking the loss in the process.
And I have a feeling Gardy's going to be sweating it out with only the eleven pitchers tomorrow!
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