The Twins' bats have finally appeared to wake up a bit in interleague play, scoring 13 runs in the first two games against the Dimondbacks. Unfortunately, the pitching hasn't held up their end of the bargain, and the Twins have lost both games in Arizona in heartbreaking fashion.
Minnesota had a comfortable 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th last night only to see their bullpen implode. Some groups stole media headlines with the possibility of the end of the world yesterday. While it looks like we all avoided the Rapture, Minnesota couldn't avoid the "Cappture", if you will. Matt Capps allowed a go-ahead grand slam to Kelly Johnson to cap off a six-run 8th that proved to be the winning runs.
Fransisco Liriano will look to avoid the brooms this afternoon in Arizona. When Liriano has been on this year, he's been great; when he's off, it has been hard to watch. Minnesota hopes that they'll get "Good Frank" to get back on the winning track in the last game of their road trip.
The Diamondbacks are on quite a roll, winning five straight and seven of their last eight. Daniel Hudson will take the mound today for Arizona, coming off a seven inning gem against San Diego his last time out.
First pitch is...well thanks to a bit of delay with the posting here, we're just under way.