August 8, 2007

Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's HR Record!

Congratulations to Barry Bonds on his historic HR. I'm not going to debate if I think he's "clean" or not. For right now, I will pay my respect as I watch the greatest record in sports being broken.

No Mood!

Twins lost yesterday, 5-1 to the Kansas City Royals. And again, the offense could only score once despite having 3 doubles and again the strong starting pitching was wasted. Boof Bonser didn't pitch a great game, but he still wasn't at fault for this loss. The offense needs to score more than 1 run if they expect to win a game.

The Twins won 1-0 on Saturday, the were shutout on Monday, and Tuesday they again only scored 1 run. This loss drops the Twins to 6 games behind the AL Central Division leading Detroit Tigers.

I'm not really in the mood to talk about the Twins struggles for what feels like a month now this morning. Last nights game was another pathetic loss the Twins can add to their loss column. I will give a game ball with only two positives in the game was Justin Morneau finally getting out of an 0-17 slump with 2 doubles. Luis Rodriguez was also a positive with Brian Buscher now out of the lineup indefinitely with an "infected leg."

Game Ball
Profile: Justin Morneau, 25, 1B Game: 2-4, 1 Run, 2 Doubles

Rochester Red Wings beat the Syracuse Chiefs, 4-1.
The game during the top of the 6th inning because of rain. Starter Brian Duensing was pitching a solid game giving up just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4 in the 5 innings of work. Matt Tolbert and Jose Morales both had 2 hits each. Darnell McDonald drove in his 58th RBI. Garrett Jones had 2 RBI's. Tommy Watkins went yard for just the 8th time this season. Denard Span went 1-3 and stole his 23rd base.

New Britain Rock Cats lost to the Erie Sea Wolves, 6-3.
Oswaldo Sosa continues to improve going 6 innings and only giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. He also struck out 7. Josh Hill gave up 3 unearned runs in 1 inning. Tim Lahey pitched a scoreless 8th inning. Brandon Roberts went hit his 2nd HR and 31st RBI of the season. Garrett Guzman went 3-4 with his 13th HR of the season and he also drove in 2 RBI's.

Ft. Myers Miracle beat the Daytona Cubs, 8-1.
Jay Rainville added another stellar game to his season while giving up 1 run in 8 innings. Armando Gabino pitched the final inning. Dwayne White drove in 2 runs on 2 hits. Juan Portes also had two hits and drove in his 47th RBI of the season. Dustin Martin had 2 hits and he also scored twice. Erik Lis had just 1 hit and it was his 12th HR of the season.

Beloit Snappers lost to the Wisconsin Rattlers, 6-1.
Starter Brian Kirwan did not have a great start. He gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. He was hit hard in the 1st inning, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Jose Lugo pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Lugo now hasn't given up a run in almost 3 weeks. Matt Williams gave up another run in his lone inning of relief. The only ruy of the game came off the bat of Danny Santiesteban when he hit his 8th HR of the season and his 31st RBI. Wilson Ramos got 3 hits including his 14th double. Garrett Olson also hit his 14th double.

GCL Twins lost to the GCL Orioles 6-4.
Liam Hendricks had a solid start giving up just 2 runs (1 eanred) in 5 innings. He also struck out 6. Rodney Gessmann gave up 4 hits and 2 runs in just one inning of relief. Dominque Rodgers gave up 2 unearned runs and picked up his 1st loss of the season. Danny Rondon came on pitched a scoreless 8th, but the damaged had already been done. Yangervis Solarte had 3 hits and drove in his 25th RBI. Andrew Schmiesing drove in his 13th RBI. Ben Revere went 2-4 with his 9th triple and 15th stolen base of the season.
Elizabethton Twins beat the Bristol White Sox, 6-3.
Mike Tarsi went the first 5 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits while picking up his 4th win of the season. Bradley Tippett pitched 2 scoreless innings and Daniel Latham pitched another before Blair Erickson pitcked up his 7th save in the 9th. Rene Tosoni went 2-5 with 5 RBI's. He now has 9 RBI's in his last 5 games.