Should Gardenhire have pulled Kevin Slowey from his no-hit bid?

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The first place Minnesota Twins are in the midst of their perennial quest to capture the Central Division of the American League. As you may have noticed Sunday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire took Kevin Slowey out of the game after 106 pitches; and before he had given up a hit.

Jon Rauch promptly entered the game and gave up a base hit squashing any hopes that remained for a combined no-hitter. What follows are some pros and cons stemming from Gardenhire’s tactic.

By Patrick Herbert
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Minnesota Twins Lack Killer Instinct

Win two, lose one. On paper, that method of baseball seems pretty successful. A winning percentage of .667, winning every series and a very solid way to earn a post-season berth. The Minnesota Twins have done nearly exactly that through 69 games, yet the Twins don’t exactly feel like a team that can make any noise come October.

By Peter Christian

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