Two things stick out to me when it comes to tonight's victory: Brad Radke's smooth, quality pitching performance and Justin Morneau's hitting heroics. After starting the year 1-3 and being more inconsistent than expected, Radke finally settled down and pitched the way we've expected him to pitch all along. He threw seven and a half innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run while striking out five and walking none. That's the kind of quality pitching I expect from a veteran like Radke. I hope this is a sign of things to come, as he did it against the Angels, a true contender far from the mediocre Detroit or Kansas City offenses.
Otherwise, Justin Morneau hit his second home-run and his first triple of the year, while going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. He continues to be a consistent hitter and run producer since returning to the lineup, now hitting an incredible .439. He's the most exciting player the Twins have right now to watch.
In other news:
* Torii Hunter stole his MLB-leading 11th base tonight, continuing what looks like to be a break out season if he just start hitting more consistently
* Nick Punto and Joe Mauer both went 2 for 3, each driving in a run. Its nice to see Punto get some playing time, as he's actually hitting a respectable .268
* My peer reminder readers that Michael Cuddyer's game last night should not cause people to jump the gun. He seems to be right, as Cuddyer continued his anemic hitting, going 0 for 4 while leaving two runners on. I'd like to see Cuddyer break out as much as anyone else and I understand he was given the job, but how much patience can you show?