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Bullpen blows sweep opportunity

Published: May 11, 2009 6:52 AM

The Twins nearly took full advantage of the Los Angeles Angels' sweeping of the Royals this weekend, but a late inning bullpen collapse cost them a sweep of their own.

Nick Blackburn bounced back on Sunday from a horrendous May 5th start by pitching 7 shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners.

Absence of Offense

Published: Apr 09, 2009 9:50 PM

It was the eighth inning before a Twins' baserunner reached second base, and that was the only time it happened in the game. The Twins managed just 5 hits, and fell to the Mariners by a score of 2-0, resulting in a series split.

It's a shame, because Glen Perkins gave the Twins their best start of the season, pitching 8 innings and allowing just 1 run on 5 hits. Luis Ayala allowed the 2nd Mariner run in the 9th inning.

Can't win them all

Published: Apr 06, 2009 11:48 PM

The Twins opened the final season in the Metrodome with a 6-1 loss to Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners. Hernandez and Francisco Liriano dueled through the first five innings, but the game began to deteriorate in the bottom of the fifth inning when the Twins turned a bases loaded, no outs, situation into just 1 run after Justin Morneau grounded into an inning-ending double play.

In the sixth, Franklin Gutierrez slipped a 2-run homerun just past the outstretched glove of Carlos Gomez in center field, and a sloppy bullpen surrendered two more runs in the ninth.

It wasn't an all-bad night. Liriano actually pitched well, despite a few costly mistakes. 3 of his 4 runs surrendered came on long-balls, but he still made it through 7 innings on just 93 pitches. He allowed just 4 hits and 0 walks.

Mariners @ Twins Opener - Lineups

Published: Apr 06, 2009 4:20 PM

Via Twins Now here are tonight's lineups. Delmon Young sits.

Minnesota Twins

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
  3. Michael Cuddyer, RF
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, DH
  6. Joe Crede, 3B
  7. Carlos Gomez, CF
  8. Mike Redmond, C
  9. Nick Punto, SS

2009 Opening Day Preview

Published: Apr 06, 2009 7:19 AM

photo The Twins will host the Seattle Mariners tonight for the final season opener at the Metrodome in front of a sold out crowd. The Twins enter the season as the picks by many to win the AL Central, largely because division is relatively weak again this year.

Silva in Seattle

Published: Dec 18, 2007 9:33 PM

Carlos Silva is close to signing with the Seattle Mariners, reports Ken Rosenthal of The deal would be worth $44 million for 4 years. That's a lot of money for a league-average pitcher, but it doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Series preview - Seattle Mariners

Published: Apr 16, 2007 11:21 PM

The Twins will start off a 6-game road trip with a stop out west to face the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners literally got off to a slow start this season when they were forced to sit around in Cleveland for an entire weekend as games got postponed. None of the four games were able to be played. They were also postponed on Thursday in Boston. When they've been able to play they've been up and down. The Mariners have lost by lopsided scores such as 9-0 and 14-3 and they've recently had lopsided victories against Texas (8-3 and 14-3).

Twins 3, Mariners 1

Published: May 26, 2006 11:30 PM

Francisco Liriano turned in another fine start to lead the Twins to a 3-1 victory against Felix Hernadez and the Seattle Mariners.

Friday Night Fun

Published: May 25, 2006 11:32 PM

Friday's home game against the Seattle Mariners looks to be a fun time. Who cares if we're 12.5 games back as May winds down? Before the game starts Governor Pawlenty will sign the stadium bill and begin the countdown to April, 2010 (if it hasn't started already). This is one game I'd absolutely love to be at, but unfortunately the holiday weekend is calling me out of town. Ah well, television will have to do.

Mariners 8, Twins 2

Published: May 01, 2006 11:51 PM

The Twins hoped to put a miserable weekend of baseball behind them as they returned to the dome for a 7 game series starting with the Seattle Mariners. Unfortunately, the weekend horror story spilled over into Monday as the Twins lost by a pretty wide gap. Monday was just another day for the Twins -- another 19 hits and 8 runs surrendered. They did manage to score more runs than they manged all weekend in Detroit, but 2 runs isn't exactly what I'd call a major league offense.