GameChat – Indians @ Twins #2, 7:10

Can we pretend that yesterday just didn’t happen?  No?  Ok, well let’s just put that in the category of “Not To Be Repeated” and go from there.  The road to the big leagues just seems to take longer than expected for poor Anthony Slama – in every possible way. The poor man and his wife ended up delayed at our lovely MSP waiting for their baggage – nothing like hauling everything you own straight to the ballpark.  Yes, he is at the ballpark!  (and wearing Chewbacca since he’s the newbie)  Mr. Slama, it’s good to have you with us – please don’t read the blogs/comments about you for a couple weeks so as not to have any additional pressure since all their hopes and dreams seem to rest on your shoulders at the moment.  Not sure what you can do to help the starting rotation do their job or help the hitters quit leaving men on base but hopefully you have GOOD vibes or something.  I will note for those fans out there that Kid Slammer comes complete with mustache – which he already had so he’s not just following the fad.

Kevin?  PLEASE, PLEASE pitch well tonight?  Not only will Twins fans thank you but my fantasy team will as well!

Cleveland @ Minnesota
Cabrera, A, SS   Span, CF
Nix, J, LF   Hudson, O, 2B
Santana, C, C   Mauer, C
Hafner, DH   Kubel, RF
Peralta, J, 3B   Cuddyer, 1B
LaPorta, 1B   Thome, DH
Duncan, S, RF   Young, D, LF
Crowe, CF   Hardy, SS
Donald, 2B   Punto, 3B
  Masterson, P     Slowey, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 10 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 0



Well, the positives from tonight include that Slowey didn’t suck.  He didn’t really rock the world either but it was a vast improvement over recent outtings.  There was some decent hitting – just couldn’t seem to really string some things together. 

And a final comment from tonight’s game:  Bunt = 4 letter word.