Chris Parmelee Walks-Off To Lead The Minnesota Twins To Victory
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In a state that can’t seem to win, Minnesota sure had a lot of drama on Tuesday night. Granted, the Minnesota Wild lost, but the Minnesota Twins won in a miraculous fashion. As the Wild went into overtime against the Blackhawks, Chris Parmelee sent whoever was left at Target Field to the parking ramps.
Tuesday’s game was a fight between crooked innings. Boston scored one run in the first inning off of a David Ortiz solo home run, but the Twins answered with a five spot in the bottom of the second. Going into the sixth inning, Boston had two more one-run innings and the Twins added another themselves. Boston then scored three in the seventh inning to tie the game at 6.
Flash-forward to the bottom of the ninth, Kurt Suzuki extended the inning with a single off of Andrew Miller to get Chris Parmelee to the plate. Parmelee, who was just called up from Triple-A Rochester this past weekend, went walk-off on the Boston Red Sox taking the Twins to victory, 8-6.
David Ortiz had a heck of a night against his former team. Papi went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs and four RBI on the night. Boston’s juggling of starters did not work so well with Jake Peavy only lasting 4.1 innings giving up six runs on nine hits.
Twins starter Rick Nolasco lasted six innings giving up three runs. Michael Tonkin gave up three runs in just 0.2 innings of work following Nolasco. The Twins pitched a total of seven (!!!) pitchers for the day including: Brian Duensing, Matt Guerrier, Caleb Thielbar, Jared Burton and Glen Perkins.
As the score would indicate, it was a fairly good night for the Twins offense. Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run home run in the five run second. Kurt Suzuki and Chris Parmelee both recorded three hits on the evening. Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe both got two-hits.
Dozier and Plouffe both hit for doubles. Mauer and Suzuki both got an RBI. Nunez, Dozier and Parmelee all knocked in two.
The Wild’s run to the Stanley Cup might have ended, but now we can all concentrate fully on the Minnesota Twins or the lake or vacation or outdoor concerts or fairs or…