Apr 022011
 

The Twins opening day loss included manager Ron Gardenhire getting pegged with fruit. What more can you say? The final score was 13 to 3 in favor of the long ball hitting Toronto Blue Jays. Opening day starter Carl Pavano gave up 8 runs in a mere 4 innings, including 3 home runs that may still be occupying Canadian airspace. It was a day where the breaking balls just weren’t breaking. Pavano had company in the doghouse with Japanese import Tsuyoshi Nishioka having a rough day in the both the field and at the plate. Nishioka did get his first major league hit though, ending up 1-for-4 in his MLB debut. While the best catcher on the field wore number 7 for the Twins rookie catcher J.P. Arencibia had the best game, going 3-for-4 with 2 round trippers, a triple and 5 RBI for the Blue Jays. This game was over by the time the Toronto fans decided to air their laundry, tossing their towels given out before the game on to the field and garnishing Gardy with a lime. It was a few minutes before the Mounties restored order. At this point it was 3 – 11 and Twins fans were searching for anything positive, such as seeing Justin Morneau back in the lineup. Fortunately in baseball there are always lots more games to play, starting today just after noon Twin Cities time.

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