Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire needs to put Josh Willingham at clean-up.
• Put Willingham between Mauer and Morneau.
• That would protect Willingham better, as he is the hottest Twin right now.
• It would separate the team's two best left-handed batters with a strong right-handed batter.
• It would make it harder for opposing teams later in a game to bring in one pitcher to face Mauer and Moneau, and another to face Willingham.
Feels good to get that first win under our belt.
Solid outing for the Twins. It wasn't perfect, but we all know this isn't a team that going to be perfect. Pavano was good, but not great. Worst inning for him was the 5th when Bourjos got the inside-the-park home run. Willingham couldn't make the play. His defense isn't the best, and Revere might have made that catch. If Willingham continues to crush the ball, missing a catch or two doesn't matter.
Huge games for Carroll