Infurating Loss Puts Minnesota Twins In 0-2 Hole

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Andrew Kneeland in MLB
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3,208 and counting. That's the number of seismographs that have registered Joe Nathan's implosion in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night against the New York Yankees. Just days removed from one of the greatest victories in team history, the Twins lost perhaps the most frustrating game this side of 2002. There are plenty of scapegoats ready for the very public dressing-down they are sure to receive from many Twins' fans, but none more so than All-Star closer Joe Nathan. Minnesota entered the bottom of the ninth inning three outs away from tying the series. It's not that difficult to retire three batters before surrendering a run -- as 73 percent of all innings have no runs scored, according to Baseball Prospectus -- but against the heart of the New York order it is another matter en ...

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