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Twins lose Game 1

Posted at 2:32 PM on October 3, 2006 by Ben Tesch (2 Comments)

Frank Thomas puts two daggers in the heart of Twins fans, as the A's win. Another valiant comeback effort, but that insurance homerun in the 9th did it. Reactions and analysis, anyone?


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The Twins had almost no offense today. We didn't even get a hit until the 5th inning. The Twins helped the A's win this game.

Posted by Arron | October 3, 2006 4:09 PM


While both pitchers were good, we gave Barry Zito a LOT of help. His ball/strike ratio was awful, and he breezed through innings that should have been harder on him. Lots of swings taken at pitches that were not strikes...frustrating.

Defense was alright (Nicky P!!), with the exception of that particularly painful error by Bart. This time of year, every mistake is magnified about a thousandfold. And is it just me, or should Frank Thomas have been TOTALLY OUT when Cuddyer gunned it in as Thomas lumbered langurously into first? Just saying.

If there's one thing I want to see tomorrow, it's good ABs. Santana deserved better than this today.

All that said, I'm feeling good about tomorrow. Boof gives me hope. And while nothing came of them, all Justin Morneau's ABs resulted in good contact, so he's seeing the ball OK. Just a little patience, boys. It's just fine.

Posted by Janice | October 3, 2006 6:44 PM


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