Posted at 11:48 PM on September 20, 2006
by Josh Lee
That Schilling guy is a pretty good pitcher, but he only lasted five innings against the Twins, despite only giving up one run on seven hits. The piranha attack pressured Schilling for 104 pitches to get to Boston's relief early, and without Papelbon at the end of it, Boston's bullpen isn't all that intimidating. The Twins kept nibbling at the Red Sox's heels, and bled seven runs off of Boston in the final two innings of the game to win, 8-2.
The big hit of the game, though, was less of a piranha bite and more of a shark attack. Torii Hunter's three-run homer was his second shot over the Green Monster in two nights. Torii currently has 28 homers and 90 RBIs. If he stays on anything resembling his current hot pace, the Twins would finish the season with two 30-homer players and three 100-RBI guys. That would be the first time this has happened in Minnesota since -- well, has this sort of thing ever happened?
Well, the '87 team had 3 guys with 30 home runs, but only 1 (Gaetti) had over 100 RBIs. Various combinations of Killebrew, Oliva, and Allison have produced 100 RBIs in various years... Carew and Hisle did it in '77.