Twins Must Wait, Brewers In, Vikes/Pack Lose

Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 4:18 am

Twins, Brewers, Vikings, Packers all in action Sunday, all at turning points in their season.

At the Metrodome, the Twins were playing to live another day. In true Twins form, the team responded and drop the Royals 6-0. With the win and Chicago’s 5-1win over Cleveland, the Twins are forced to play the waiting game. Chicago plays Detroit at home this afternoon in a make up game. If the White Sox lose, the Twins are in the post-season, if they win, Minnesota will head to the southside of Chicago Tuesday for a one game playoff.

The Brewers don’t need to wait, they are in the playoffs for the first time since 1982. C.C Sabathia made another case for the Cy Young award. The mid-season pickup threw a complete game in Milwaukee’s 3-1 over the Cubs. The New York Mets collapse for the second straight season and lose to the Marlins, paving the way for the Brewers to slide into the Wild Card spot. The Brewers take on Phildelphia starting Wednesday at 2 o’clock.

The Vikings were on the road at Tennessee hoping to get back to the .500 mark, but a myriad of turnovers cost Minnesota in the 30-17 loss. Vikings turned the ball over four times that led to 21 Titans points. Adrian Peterson bounced back from a hamstring injury for 80 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikes fall to 1-3, but have eight days to get ready for the Saints next Monday at the Superdome.

Life not much better for the Packers. Like the Vikings, turnovers plagued green bay in their 30-21 loss to Tampa Bay. Aaron Rodgers threw three INT’s and a Ryan Grant fumble resulted in a Buccaneers touchdown. Greg Jennings did catch six passes for 109 yards and two TD’s in the loss.

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