You can’t blame Nick Blackburn, Jose Mijares and Joe Nathan for the season ending loss for the Twins tonight. Blackburn was the losing pitcher but he deserved a better fate as he worked 6.1 innings tonight and only allowed 1 run on a 7th inning solo homer by White Sox’ DH Jim Thome. Mijares and Nathan followed with 1.2 shutout innings but the Twins couldn’t muster any offense off of John Danks and Bobby Jenks. The White Sox only had 2 hits in this game as Brendan Harris and Michael Cuddyer each had one apiece. The other pivotal play in this game (other than the Thome homer) was when Cuddyer was thrown out at home plate by Ken Griffey Jr. The Twins finished up with a 88-75 record as they had a real solid season but in the end they fell just a little bit short of making the playoffs.