Hmm... looks like he <i>just</i> got an entire leg in there.
Hmm... looks like he just got an entire leg in there.

When Lauren and I started watching last night’s Twins game, it was 12-2 Twins in the 4th inning.  Morneau had already hit 2 homers and driven in 7 runs.  Kubel and Cuddyer had also homered.  But on this night, Nick Blackburn and the Twins bullpen were at their absolute worst.

A couple hours later, Bobby Keppel gave up a game-tying grand slam to Matt Holliday, making it a 13-13 tie game.

And the next batter, Jack Cust, homered off Jose Mijares to make it a 14-13 Oakland lead.  The Twins had officially blown their biggest lead ever, matching that September 28, 1984 debacle at Cleveland when they also blew a 10-run lead.

The Twins managed to fight back in the 9th inning and should have scored the tying run on a passed ball, but Michael Cuddyer was called out (see picture).  I had already fallen asleep by this point, but when I woke up in the morning and saw the highlights I couldn’t believe my eyes.

So anyway, just another ho-hum 27-run, 39-hit, 8-home run, 3 hour 32 minute, 1-run loss.


  1. Mike Muchlinski says you must touch home plate with your ass to be safe. 12 hours and a short nights sleep later and I am still STEWING about it!

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