Thursday, October 07, 2010

What A Way To Start The Post-Season

First, there was a Cliff Lee pitching gem striking out 10 for the Rangers against Tampa Bay.

Texas 5
Tampa Bay 1

Second, Roy "Doc" Halladay, pitched into history with only the second no-hitter in the post-season in history. The other one was in 1956 when Don Larsen pitched a perfect game for the Yankees against the Dodgers on October 8 in the World Series. It was Halladay's second no-hitter this year.
Reds 0
Phillies 4

Third, it was the first ever post-season game in our own Minnesota Target Field. Twins pitcher and AL Comeback Player of the Year Francisco Liriano made his first post-season start. Cuddyer gave him a 2-run lead in the second. But then in the 6th Liriano gave up 4 runs and left the game. He had looked good until then with 7 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Bummer. It began to look like all those other games against the Yankees. The Twins have not had a comeback win in 20 post-season games. Now, it's 21.
Yankees 6
Twins 4

Later today, I will be at Target Field for game 2 against the Yankees. Maybe we can break that string.

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