Friday, June 13, 2008

Slowey Leads Twins Over Brewers

I spent the early innings of this game bummin' because not only was my family at the game and I was not, but I could see them the entire time, as they had 2nd row seats behind home plate. All jealously aside, I was still hoping the fam would see a good game. They would have, too, if only they were Twins fans.

This one was an absolute rout, with the Twins winning 10-2. Kevin Slowey has never swung a bat in a major league, yet at one point he had as many hits as the entire Brewers team (2). He was lights out from the mound, effective until he ran out of gas in the 7th. For the most part though, he left the Brewers clueless at the plate.

Dave Bush put the Brewers down 4-0 by the 7th inning, and that's when the game slipped away. Bill Hall made a crucial error at 2nd to start the downward spiral (to a rousing chorus of boos). The Brewers then walked Mike Lamb with two outs to load the bases and bring up the pitchers spot. Gardenhire left Slowey in for the Twins, and as soon as Brian Anderson could say "this inning will be over", Slowey hit a 3-run single. Add an Alexi Casilla two run double, and that made the game 9-2. Tim Dillard gave up 5 runs in that inning, however none of them earned.

It was a frustrating game for the Brewers, especially on Friday the 13th. I read that before today's game, the Brewers had the best record all-time on Fridays the 13th's at 22-11. Today, however, wasn't so lucky, and the Brewers need to win the next two games or they will drop the home series to the Twins for the third year in a row.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Craig Counsell's triple in the 7th sparked a mini-rally, and that edges out Branyan's two doubles that had no impact on the final score.

Counsell, we should note, will likely start throughout the weekend as J.J. Hardy recovers from a strained rotator cuff.

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)


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