The Twins kept it close for most of the game last night, thanks to a great outing from Johan Santana, but it got away from them quickly in the 8th inning when the bullpen got hit hard to blow the game open.
Santana struggled with his command for much of the night, but gave up only 2 runs in 7 innings, with both coming on a Jim Thome home run. Seeing Santana pitch well was encouraging, but the bullpen's struggles were troubling. The Twins' lineup couldn't do much against Mark Buehrle, but that is understandable since he's one of the better pitchers in the league.
The Twins need to at least take one game in this series. Let's see if they can get a win tonight against Freddy Garcia, who has not pitched particularly well this year.