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|Top 11th: LA Angels|
|- B. Keppel relieved J. Nathan|
|- M. Cuddyer in right field|
|- D. Span in right field|
|- D. Young in left field|
|- E. Aybar walked|
|- G. Matthews Jr. singled to left center, E. Aybar to third|
|- H. Kendrick hit for R. Willits|
|- H. Kendrick singled to shortstop, E. Aybar scored, G. Matthews Jr. to second|
|- J. Crain relieved B. Keppel|
|- C. Figgins reached on bunt single, G. Matthews Jr. to third, H. Kendrick to second|
|- M. Izturis singled to shallow center, G. Matthews Jr. scored, H. Kendrick to third, C. Figgins to second|
|- B. Abreu singled to shallow right, H. Kendrick and C. Figgins scored, M. Izturis to third|
|- J. Rivera walked, B. Abreu to second|
|- R.A. Dickey relieved J. Crain|
|- K. Morales singled to right, M. Izturis scored, B. Abreu to third, J. Rivera to second|
|- M. Napoli struck out looking|
|- E. Aybar grounded into fielder’s choice, B. Abreu scored, J. Rivera to third, K. Morales out at second|
|- G. Matthews Jr. struck out swinging|
|6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors|
|LA Angels 11, Minnesota 5|
Nope, the Twins didn’t really NEED any bullpen help. I know. In Gardy’s pre-game presser, he said that he was in Bill Smith’s office from noon on, and he knows that every effort was made to acquire bullpen help. But still. How is Cla Merideth doing for the Orioles so far? (OK, three games and 2.2 innings, but just one hit, no walks, and he was acquired for a 31 year old utility outfielder.) The asking price on Heath Bell was ridiculous. No question. Not sure Jon Rauch was the answer either, but this has been a problem for two seasons.
Who is next? Juan Morillo? How about Rob Delaney? I’m sticking to my guns… my guess is Anthony Slama.
Anyway, sounds like it could be Brian Buscher heading down to Rochester tomorrow to make room for Orlando Cabrera. Joe Mauer hit a LONG three run homer. Matt Guerrier gave up a leadoff, game-tying home run to Mike Napoli, and then he was excellent. Twins lose 11-5, but it shouldn’t have been that bad.
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