April 10, 2009

Offense struggles as Twins-Mariners split series

The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners were gridlocked into a tough pitching matchup yesterday, in which both starters ended up throwing 8 innings of fantastic baseball. Unfortunately, Mariners southpaw Jarrod Washburn got the victory while Glen Perkins unfortunately took the loss.

Perkins had zero run support while giving up just one run. Luis Ayala came on in the 9th inning and gave up another run, but it wouldn't matter anyways as the Twins were shutout for the first time this season. Brendan Harris started at shortstop and collected two of the Twins' five hits.

This weekend, the Twins are in enemy territory facing the Chicago White Sox. Should be a fun series to watch after both teams played their hearts out in game 163 last fall. Tonight, knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey makes his Twins debut as he's slated to start against Jose Contreras.

Game Ball

April 9, 2009 vs. Seattle Mariners
Glen Perkins - Starting Pitcher
Line: 8 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 k

Irronically, both pitchers that have received a Game Ball this season has taken the loss while neither of the starting pitchers have.