Yesterday, I started off my recap of the 10-4 win over the Orioles with this:
10 runs. 19 hits. The dreaded Punto-Butera-Repko-Casilla quartet combined to go 9 for 19 with 2 doubles, a triple, a home run, and 3 RBI.
Well, how about tonight? 19 runs. 20 hits. Joe Mauer and Danny Valencia were perfect at the plate tonight. Zack Greinke looked like anything but a reigning Cy Young winner. Jim Thome was the only Twins starter to not record a hit, although he did still get on base with a walk. Here’s what the Twins combined to do during tonight’s game.
- .455/.519/.841 (AVG/OBP/SLG)
- 9 singles, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs
- 6 walks
- .625 batting average on balls in play
- Cuddyer-Kubel-Thome combined to go only 2 for 13 (.153)
- Mauer-Young-Valencia were 13 for 15 (.867) with 12 RBI
Oh, and just because we’re Minnesota nice, the Twins struck out 12 times.