Twins 4, Athletics 3: Pavano wins 15th in return home

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 13, 2010, titled Twins 4, Athletics 3: Pavano wins 15th in return home. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

RECAP: Carl Pavano worked around 10 hits and a pair of walks, giving up two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to become the American League's third 15-game winner.

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cam2u

Eau Claire, WI

#1 Aug 14, 2010
omg... I didn't get up this morning to see this kind of picture of Pavano. Who authorized this to go public? Sick.
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 14, 2010
Extremely ugly win, but it counts. The Twins were very lucky...getting out hit 14-5. The fielding on both sides looked like a T-ball game. Pavano may have 15 victories, but is looking more like a number 3 or 4 guy in the rotation...the end of the year starters will be Liriano #1, Baker #2, Slowey #3, Pavano #4, and Duensing #5...and believe it or not, Crain is their best reliever!
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#3 Aug 14, 2010
Oakland could be a tough team for the Twins. Oakland seems to have the pitching and also a lot of speed. Where do all these good young pitchers the Twins face come from? The second guy was throwing 100 mph fastballs. Thankfully, the Twins were able to take this game with a little hustle of their own. It was nice to see some bunting and fundamental baseball again from the Twins. The Twins won't be able to rely so much on the long ball at Target Field.

Gardenhire looked like a genius with his pitching moves. Mahay getting the big strikeout in the 6th and Crain getting the doubleplay ball were the kind of success we've seen rarely with the Twins this season.
Jackie

Embarrass, MN

#4 Aug 14, 2010
Its about time Gardenhire put some small ball back into the game. Had they not bunted the winning run may be still on 3rd. Bet we don't see a sac bunt again this series and we probably won't see a squeeze the rest of the year.
Civitas

Elk River, MN

#5 Aug 14, 2010
Drama Queen Bucket to Aisle 4..........Drama Queen Bucket to Aisle 4 please.
Sugaree

United States

#6 Aug 14, 2010
tht was a great game. i wish i'd been there.
scotwils

United States

#7 Aug 14, 2010
I've been using these comment boards as a place to vent and I'm going to knock that off as of now - it ain't healthy. Lately, I've been accusing this club of lacking heart, and I'm not going to say I was wrong, but at this point, I'll say this. If anybody wonders what "heart" is in the context of professional sports, it's all over this sentence, contained in the Strib article on this game today: "Pavano feels it's his duty to pitch deep into games." Here's a guy who gets it, and has it.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#8 Aug 14, 2010
scotwils wrote:
I've been using these comment boards as a place to vent and I'm going to knock that off as of now - it ain't healthy. Lately, I've been accusing this club of lacking heart, and I'm not going to say I was wrong, but at this point, I'll say this. If anybody wonders what "heart" is in the context of professional sports, it's all over this sentence, contained in the Strib article on this game today: "Pavano feels it's his duty to pitch deep into games." Here's a guy who gets it, and has it.
You make a great point here. The Twins have done a fantastic job of getting back into first place. It's odd that most of us don't post when the Twins win, and when we do, we find something negative. And, when the Twins lose, there are pages of posts calling for all sorts of radical moves. The Twins got a little bit lucky last night--it's about time the team won a game like this one. Usually it's the Twins cramming the bases and failing to get runners in. Maybe it will help the Twins to take Oakland very seriously, and the victory will remind the team that every win indeed counts. It's easy to suspect that the Twins are already thinking about playing Chicago on Tuesday.
Sid Hartman

Anoka, MN

#9 Aug 14, 2010
brachiosaurus wrote:
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You make a great point here. The Twins have done a fantastic job of getting back into first place. It's odd that most of us don't post when the Twins win, and when we do, we find something negative. And, when the Twins lose, there are pages of posts calling for all sorts of radical moves. The Twins got a little bit lucky last night--it's about time the team won a game like this one. Usually it's the Twins cramming the bases and failing to get runners in. Maybe it will help the Twins to take Oakland very seriously, and the victory will remind the team that every win indeed counts. It's easy to suspect that the Twins are already thinking about playing Chicago on Tuesday.
I think i feel a tear coming you wanna be
Dan

Andover, MN

#10 Aug 14, 2010
hey dont yell at your kid like that...LOL
Crazy Talk

Bismarck, ND

#11 Aug 14, 2010
Zeke wrote:
Extremely ugly win, but it counts. The Twins were very lucky...getting out hit 14-5. The fielding on both sides looked like a T-ball game. Pavano may have 15 victories, but is looking more like a number 3 or 4 guy in the rotation...the end of the year starters will be Liriano #1, Baker #2, Slowey #3, Pavano #4, and Duensing #5...and believe it or not, Crain is their best reliever!
Did you proofread before you sumbitted this? Baker and Slowey before Pavano? You must be joking....you compared ERA's lately? How about innings pitched? Have another beer..
Worst Game of the Year

Bismarck, ND

#12 Aug 14, 2010
Sugaree wrote:
tht was a great game. i wish i'd been there.
Easily the worst game of the year....but it's a win.
Zeke

United States

#13 Aug 14, 2010
Crazy Talk wrote:
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Did you proofread before you sumbitted this? Baker and Slowey before Pavano? You must be joking....you compared ERA's lately? How about innings pitched? Have another beer..
Give it a month...Pavano has held the rotation together up to this point, but he's losing his stuff...Baker and Slowey will finish strong. No need to argue, just give it time!

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