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Posted at 9:37 PM on April 22, 2006 by Josh Lee (2 Comments)

Here's a summary of the Twins' offensive performance in their 9-2 loss to the White Sox:

1st Inning: The Twins strand a runner.
2nd Inning: The Twins strand two runners.
3rd Inning: The Twins strand two runners.
4th Inning: The Twins strand a runner.
5th Inning: Lewwwww refuses to be stranded, steals two bases to put himself in a position where Luis Rodriguez has no choice but to sacrifice him in.
6th Inning: Torii leads the inning off with a home run, before any stranding can get underway.
7th Inning: The Twins strand three runners.
8th Inning: Mike Redmond goofs up, and instead of stranding a runner, he grounds into an inning-ending double play.
9th Inning: The Twins strand two runners.

I can't decide if the Twins had a very bad night at the plate, or if they almost had a very good one. On the other hand, there isn't much question as to what kind of night the pitchers had (here's a hint: it starts with an "L" and ends in "ousy").


Comments (2)

stranding runners isn't the problem. we left 11 on base, the sox left 10 on base.

we had 2 extra base hits, they had 7. you can't expect to score very much when all your team does is hit singles.

for example, tonight the texas rangers had 6 runs on 6 hits. they left 7 on base, but 4 of their hits were for extra bases.

Posted by ryan | April 23, 2006 12:25 AM


Stranding runners, not get extra base hits, throwing away at bats, giving up several homers...I saw this sweep coming on Friday night.

Posted by daveZ | April 23, 2006 11:47 PM


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