10/12/2002 00:07 am ET
MLB.com rates the performances
By Kent Schacht / MLB.com
MLB.com is awarding "game balls" -- or, in this case, Twinkies, as the lads from Minnesota are often called, and Rally Monkeys, in honor of the Anaheim's celebrity primate -- for performances in this year's American League Championship Series.
One monkey: You're stuck working for a non-union organ grinder
Two monkeys: Zoo life. Plenty of bananas, not much excitement
Three monkeys: More fun than a barrel of ... well, you know
Four monkeys: Thump that chest, you're king of the jungle
Troy Glaus: With another big postseason homer, this guy is playing up to his huge potential.
Jarrod Washburn: Did exactly what the Angels count on their ace to do. Think the Twins want to see this guy again in Game 7?
Troy Percival and Francisco Rodriguez: See these guys pitch back-to-back in a box score, and there's no need to check if the Angels won.
One Twinkie: Strictly a 98-lb. weakling
Two Twinkies: A little better, but still eating like a bird
Three Twinkies: Now you're putting it away like a man
Four Twinkies: You're all that, and a glass of milk
Eric Milton: Continued his dominance of the Angels and did everything he could do to send the Twins to a win.
Jacque Jones: Finally broke his postseason malaise, and the way Minnesota's offense has hit, needs to keep it going.
J.C. Romero: Got the pen out of trouble in the seventh, but you can't groove a pitch to Glaus and get away with it.
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