Monday, September 19, 2005

September 19th, 2002

Twins Attempt to Play at Tigers

That's 'attempted' to play the game, because it was rained out in the second inning. That was especially unfortunate for the Twins, who had scored nine runs in the first inning. However, bad that was for the Twins, it was really bad for Twins rookie Michael Ryan. Ryan, who has hung around with the Twins as a utility outfielder, made his debut that day. Or rather, he would have had the game not been rained out and all the stats disregarded.

And it's that last bit which ruined Ryan's day, as in that nine-run first inning, Ryan made quite a first impression, hitting two singles, scoring two runs and driving in another pair. Given that Ryan only has sixty-eight hits, thirty-two runs and thirty-one runs batted in on his career, those numbers would've done him some good. In fact, if he still had those two singles they would raise his career average five points. As it turned out, Ryan's first game would come on the twentieth, against the White Sox where he would go o-for-4 with a strikeout. I guess that's just a rough first day at the office.

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