Sunday, June 29, 2008

Brewers Blanked in the Border Battle

Well, the Twins was this year's "Border Battle", one of the lesser creative names for an interleague rivalry. For some stupid reason, I've always liked when rivalries were named after an interstate, like when the Cubs and Brewers series is refereed to as the "I-94 Series". It's simple, but whatever. Anyways, the Twins beat the Brewers 5-0.

Sheeter just didn't have his best stuff Sunday, and the Twins were able to just tack on runs one or two at a time. Kevin Slowey of the Twins, meanwhile, threw a complete game, striking out eight batters and giving up just three hits. Perhaps had the bats been going, things would have been able to work out in Sheets favor, but the Brewers just weren't destined to win this one.

So the Twins take 4 of 6 out of the "Border Battle" series, but now that I think about it, there's no reason you couldn't call the series between Milwaukee and Minnesota the "I-94 Series" either. Either way, the Cubs better lose tonight.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Look at the box score, man. There are no good options. So let's give it to the one inning of scoreless work from Brian Shouse. Think of it as a reward for the work he's done so far this season.

(AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)


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