Sunday, June 17, 2007

Two to The Brew

Back in May, the Twins went into Milwaukee and took the first two games of a three-game series. Now, just less than a monht later, the Brewers have exacted their revenge, coming to the Metrodome and winning their first two games with relative ease.

Last night, the bullpen was not at its sharpest. Boof Bonser pitched a solid game, lasting into the seventh inning while only allowing two runs, but he came out of the game with two runners aboard and reliever Matt Guerrier allowed them both to score on the first pitch he threw. Bonser's line still wasn't horrible: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Unfortunately, it ends up as a loss.

The Twins' biggest problem in this game was not a less-than-spectacular bullpen performance, it was another inept offensive showing. The Twins were unable to put together a good game against yet another mediocre starting pitcher. Tonight it was Dave Bush, who entered the contest with a 5.70 ERA. He held the Twins to two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. The Twins' pitching wasn't great, but it also wasn't horrific tonight. If the bats had done their job, this would have been a winnable game.

As it stands, the Twins will enter this afternoon's game looking to do what the Brewers did to the Twins in Milwaukee: capture the final game of the series after losing the first two.