This was a totally unfair matchup, one of the best teams in the nation faced off against one of the worst. Baltimore has had a horrible season, getting severely beat by most everyone they face. On Sunday it was no different, the Twins rocked them in a game that ended 10-4.
Some of the most powerful offensive players call Minnesota home, as they play for the Twins with disastrous results for their opponents. These guys are juggernauts, destroying pitchers with many home runs and explosive outings. On Sunday, Baltimore received the brunt of the blow, as they were hammered into the dirt by the Twins batters.
Here are some figures for you; Jason Kubel hit his seventh career grand slam. That’s 21 runs with seven swings, talk about efficiency. He really brought in the runs for Minnesota on Sunday, and the rest of the team wasn’t far behind either.
Minnesota banged out 19 hits; three apiece from Kubel, Danny Valencia, Nick Punto and Alexi Casilla. With the heat wave really affecting the players, the wins were down three of their starters. The previous night, team management was worried about Hardy, who claimed he had never sweated so much in a game, the 99 degree weather, coupled with high humidity made it a very sticky situation for the guys on the green.
The Twins have had a great season so far, they have been delivering some interesting data for all you die hard stats fans out there. The year has shaped up in their favor, and while they are not at the top of their division, they are doing very well. Delmon Young and Jim Thome hit back-to-back solo homers off Mark Hendrickson in the sixth inning for the Twins. Be sure and follow the Twins at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best betting data on all MLB games.