|Highest WPA||Lowest WPA|
|Ryan Garko||.032||David Dellucci||-.131|
|Jorge Julio||.008||Travis Hafner||-.108|
|Franklin Gutierrez||-.020||Jake Westbrook||-.075|
Westbrook pitched just as well as Nick Blackburn, but Blackburn had the Twins defense behind him. Whether it was good throws, turning hard-hit grounders into double plays, or making good catches in the outfield, the Minnesota glovework essentially won the game.
Jake Westbrook made a first-inning mistake to Justin Morneau, and in this game, mistakes were fatal. Normally throwing 7 innings and allowing 3 runs would be good enough to at least avoid a loss. The non-Sabathia starts have been promising; now the team just has to start hitting.