MLB: Seattle 5, Twins 3 – Nick Blackburn pitched wonderfully, tossing seven shutout innings and leaving the game with a two-run lead, despite the offense’s inability to get runners on base around to score.
Then the Twins bullpen got involved.
Jose Mijares, who’s blown leads in two consecutive appearances now, undid all of Blackburn’s hard work by giving up a two-run homer. Jesse Crain assured himself of getting his name in the box score by giving up the game-winners, including wild-pitching home the go-ahead run. (This is frustrating even when it happens in seventh-grade baseball. Not for nothing has Crain earned the nickname “Crainwreck.”)
The Twins are off today, which should enable the team to finally get to turn a number on their
_ Days Without a Workplace Blown Lead” board.