GameChat – Twins @ Royals #2, 7:10

Honestly, I’m still giggling after last night.  Not at the expense of the Royals, mind you, but it was such a relief to have moments of joy that couldn’t be questioned or threatened to be taken away.  I really feel bad for Royals fans though – I will never forget those days in the Twins dynasty.

One of our fun side discussions in chat is who owes who a beer for a particular play – and as in last night, Sizzler – so I was amused to find out that our boys actually have similar discussions in the lockerroom after games!  This story from the StarTribune is really a fun read so you should check out Nineteen reasons to smile just for the entertainment value.

Looking forward to seeing Pavano out there tonight and I sure hope it’s not as hot in KC as it is here in MN because they have dealt with that kind of tropical baseball enough recently.  The B squad really shined last night so lets see what the A squad has to offer!

Minnesota @ Kansas City
Span, CF   Podsednik, LF
Repko, RF   Kendall, C
Mauer, DH   Butler, 1B
Young, D, LF   Guillen, J, DH
Cuddyer, 1B   Ankiel, CF
Valencia, 3B   Betemit, 3B
Hardy, SS   Gordon, A, RF
Punto, 2B   Betancourt, Y, SS
Butera, C   Getz, 2B
  Pavano, P     Chen, B, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 11 19 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 10 0


They ALMOST matched the hit total from last night again tonight.  It’s really great to see the lineup from top to bottom all having fun and hitting.  Mauer had another great night, Hardy hit his first HR since April, Repko was great with the glove again, and in general, they make Royals fans feel bad for their team.  But I think the real stand out is Danny Valencia who is doing his best to make sure they think twice about sending him back down to AAA.  For that reason, the chat voted him today’s BOD!  Viva la Valencia! (stolen from @bennyc50)


One Reply to “GameChat – Twins @ Royals #2, 7:10”

  1. factoid from Phil Mackey about Valencia: Since 1993, only 2 hitters have tallied more hits in a 4-gm span than Valencia (14) – Johnny Damon in 2000 (15) and Brett Butler in ’95 (15)