Friday, May 20, 2005

Castro long gone!

Juan Castro hit a legitimate solo home-run in the sixth off of Brewer reliever Mike Adams, on the rout to a splendid 7-1 Twins victory. It was just one of many highlights from many unexpectated contributers. Here's a summary of the action from tonight:

- Carlos Silva threw a complete game last night, following Joe Mays' gem from Thursday. Silva needed only 74 pitches to do so, while giving up five hits and one run and striking out three but walking none. It was impressive start from Silva, showcases his ability to get grounders when he needs him and use his sinker as best he can.

- Lew Ford went 2 for 5 with a run scored. After a breakout season last year in which he hit .299, Lew had started out slow, but now appears to be picking up the pace.

- So does Michael Cuddyer, who was 2 for 4 with an RBI, streching his hitting streak to nine games and bringing his average up to .281. Cuddyer has hit .529 in the last seven games and has been on fire. Its a breakout for a player who had it coming. Lets just hope he keeps this up.

- Nick Punto went 4 for 4 with an RBI, bringing his average up to .291. After sitting out a few games and having to watch Rivas struggle, Punto finally returned tonight and he continues to do well offensively while providing the Twins with great defense.

Overall, it was a very well-played gamed by the Twins, minus Torii Hunter's terrible hitting. Hunter continued to look lost at the plate, grounding into TWO bases-loaded double-plays. Not good Torii. Maybe he needs to be benched.