I love that the Twins took advantage of that very limited window for game time between the two rounds of storms last night – I even had time to get the post-game wrap up done and uploaded before I lost power! Sadly, I still don’t have power at my house (along with a good quantity of my neighbors) so I’m over at the local coffee house (also with a good quantity of my neighbors) with my laptop and my handy pocket radio getting ready for the game today. Today’s weather shouldn’t be the problem that yesterday was. It’s supposed to be nice if a tad humid but no rain. Something commented on frequently in the gamechats is the return of JJ Hardy and Jesse Crain to better form. Here’s a good read talking about both.
I will admit that I still don’t really know what to expect from my Twins during game days. This season’s track record with how they play doesn’t really boost my confidence much. And as much as I love Nick Blackburn – his recent struggles also don’t lend well to optimism. But I know that he wants to turn this around and that if anyone can keep their head in the game and make the necessary adjustments it’s Blackie.
“I can’t keep doing this,” he said. “I’m tired of it and I know they are, too.”
Yeah, we are Nick, but I have faith that you can pull this together eventually. Not sure how long that the starting ro’ can wait for you or if you’ll have to get yourself fixed up during a break but good luck!
|Chi White Sox||@||Minnesota|
|Pierre, LF||Span, CF|
|Vizquel, 3B||Hudson, O, 2B|
|Rios, CF||Mauer, C|
|Konerko, DH||Kubel, RF|
|Quentin, RF||Cuddyer, 1B|
|Kotsay, 1B||Thome, DH|
|Ramirez, A, SS||Young, D, LF|
|Castro, R, C||Valencia, 3B|
|Beckham, 2B||Hardy, SS|
|Garcia, F, P||Blackburn, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||0||1||0||1||4||0||0||0||6||16||1|
I can’t even tell you how disappointed I am that I had to miss the end of this game!!!!! When I had to leave, the score was 6-3 and Duensing wasn’t really contributing to much confidence – but he held on (4 innings is a good stretch). But oh!!!! Delmon!! *sigh* WALK OFF WIN!!
Folks, these are the Twins we all love. They are the crazy, never-give-up kids. These are the kinds of wins (not to mention the series win) that makes you worry just a little less about the starting rotation. They make you feel like, we’ll sort it out – and oh yeah, the offense can pick up our struggling starter. To be honest, that might just be the support the starters need too. And you have to admit, nothing feels better than the White Sox coming in to our beautiful new park and having the same result as their hated Dome venue! You have to know that the White Sox left Minnesota with the thought in the back of their minds, “why does this keep happening to us?” They may have come with all the tools to be Twins-lite but our boys stepped up and did their Twins best!
Once my power was back on, it was so much fun to come back to the chat and to see so much excitement from the fans in there. Thank you to our Twins for making it enjoyable to watch baseball again!
Oh yeah, and Delmon was voted a HUGE BOD today and pastries for Duensing for doing such a great job at hanging in there for 4 innings and getting the job done.