Minnesota Twins Victory On Thursday Just Feels Good


Baseball is definitely a marathon and not a sprint, but there was undoubtedly a good feeling about the Minnesota Twins victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The Twins split a four game home-and-home series with the best team in baseball by winning the last two games in front of the home crowd.

Even though the Twins lost the first two in St. Louis, it was still a great series to watch. The Twins played pretty good ball against a great team and it all resulted in a great come from behind victory for the Twins.

Before Thursday, the Twins had not come back and won once they trailed in the seventh inning or later.

The three big heroes of Thursday’s game for the Twins were all people we have had/still having doubts about.

Mike Pelfrey pitched great once again going eight innings only allowing one run which was via a solo shot from the powerful Jayson Heyward. Pelfrey only allowed four hits throughout his outing as well. After a rough last start in Texas, it looks like Pelfrey has bounced back to his 2015 self.

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The typically powerless Joe Mauer sent a ball into the seats to tie the game at one in the eighth inning. One game doesn’t make up for the struggles Mauer has had this season, but even the soft-spoken Mauer mentioned their might’ve been some frustration sent out in the homer he hit in a post-game interview with the Treasure Island Baseball Network.

The third of the three amigos, Kennys Vargas who has struggle enough throughout the season to earn himself a demotion to Triple-A. The walk-off from Vargas can hopefully set him on the track of being what a DH truly should be.

It’s only one game, but it just felt so good. Maybe I listened to close to Dan Gladden pumping the Twins up after the victory, but it just feels like a turning point for the ball club and a good one at that.

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