Usually people don't associate the words 'pitching gem' and 'Jerome Williams' with each other, but the Minnesota Twins saw just how dangerous the veteran 30 year old righty could be on Tuesday night as he inspired the LA Angels to a 4-0 win off a complete game shut out. The journeyman threw only 109 pitches on the night, 75 of those were for strikes.
Offense did come in small bursts for Minnesota, but only to the tune of three hits as six Twins struck out on the evening. Howie Kendrick did most of the heavy lifting for the Angels, hitting a single, triple and solo home run as the game progressed.
Francisco Liriano was able to hold off Albert Pujols, but at this point in the season that's really no big feat with the highly paid slugger struggling mightily to live up to the enormous contract that he signed. Still, that was one of the new positives on a night where not much went right for the Twins.
Minnesota will try to avoid being swept by LA on Wednesday evening.