Minnesota Twins defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 13-10
PHILADELPHIA - Pull up a chair or you might get dizzy from the mood swings.
The Twins looked cooked, glazed and ready to be carved on Saturday. They blew a three-run lead in the first inning. Starter Kevin Slowey was knocked out in the second. They trailed by five runs late, and thousands of fans began to leave Citizens Bank Park at the end of the eighth inning.
Never anticipate the ending. The thrills were just beginning -- because the Twins didn't quit.
PHILADELPHIA - Righthander Jeff Manship, while with Class AAA Rochester on Friday, was able to watch some of the Twins-Phillies game. He saw Nick Blackburn struggling early and the bullpen being used up.
Manship began to wonder if they would need help.
"I was thinking about all the options," he said.
The next morning, he was on a plane to the City of Brotherly Love to help support a bullpen in need of a fresh arm one day into its nine-game road trip.