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We're going with this description for tomorrow's Page 2: Wednesday's Twins game was like sticking your lips out for a kiss and instead getting punched in the face, over and over again.
What is your preferred analogy for a game in which the Twins led 2-0 with two outs and an 0-2 count in the ninth, with all the momentum in the world against a fading team that was playing in the hated Metrodome for the final time ever, only to give up four runs -- the first two on back-to-back homers -- and lose a contest they just couldn't afford to lose?
Not sure who has access to a TV this afternoon, but Michael Cuddyer made a great catch leaping up by the baggie with one out in the top of the sixth, which was correctly ruled an out. That was, until Ozzie Guillen complained and it was changed to a double. Needless to say, Ron Gardenhire was not pleased.
In fairness to the crew making the call, the ball squirted around in Cuddyer's glove a bit, which perhaps made it look deceptively like it hit the baggie first. But four replays were 100 percent conclusive. Instead of two outs and nobody on, Brian Duensing had to pitch in a jam with one out and a runner on second in a scoreless game. He pitched around it beautifully to get out of the inning, but it probably cost him several pitches and beads of sweat.