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Well, That Was Fugly

Boy, letting J.J. Hardy leave via free agency turned out to be a good idea, no?

No.

Hardy continued to torture the Twins for a second night, going 3-5 as Baltimore rolled through Brian Duensing much like the German Army rolled through France in 1940.

It was ugly from the outset, as Duensing couldn’t get a man out in the third inning. He left with a line of 2 innings, 9 hits, 7 runs, all earned.

Yikes.

And it was a low point for Duensing this year, as it was his worst outing of the year…which is really, REALLY saying something, as Duensing has had more than his fair share of terrible outing s this season.

He got in to trouble in the second, giving up a single with a throwing error…that he committed, a double, a single, and then a three run home run by Nolan Reimold.

As aneamic as the Twins have been at the plate lately, it was more than enough for winning pitcher Alfredo Simon, who went 8 strong innings.

Hey, remember when the White Sox came to town and I classified them as a ‘slump buster’ for the Twins?

It looks like the Twins are now the ’slump buster for the American League.

Sigh.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.