After a crappy season it is tough to remember there was some good moments, I thought we could take a look at some of those moments. Let's start with our walk-off wins.
We had 4 walk-off wins this year:
Drew Hutchison didn't have a good start, giving up 6 runs in 6 innings, but Carlos Villanueva and Darren Oliver kept the Rangers off the board for a couple of inning. We got 4 runs in the 3rd from back-to-back home runs from Kelly Johnson (3 run) and Jose Bautista. Then we got 3 more runs in the 7, loading the bases on an error, single and another error on a sac bunt attempt. Two ground outs and a single scored the runs gave us a 1 run lead.
Then Francisco Cordero came in to blow the save in the 9th, which set up this:
The best thing Cordero did for us all year.
Ricky Romero had another in his series of bad starts, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings and Robert Coello gave up another in his 2 innings of work, but we got 3 runs in the 8th to tie the game Casey Janssen and Francisco Codero held it for this:
This one was a pitchers duel. Jake Peavey went 8 inning giving up just 2 runs, one a Moises Sierra home run. Carlos Villanueva allowed just 1 run in 7 innings, but Casey Janssen had just his 2nd blown save of the season, setting up Cooper's heroics, giving Steve Delabar the win.
Another game where the starters weren't good, Aaron Laffey allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. Esmerling Vasquez gave up 3 in 5.2 innings. Fortunately our bullpen went 5 innings giving up just 1 run, while the Twins bullpen gave up 3 runs in 4 innings.