GameChat – Twins @ Rangers #4, 7:05

So we’re up against the infamous Cliff Lee.  If many Twins fans had their way, Cliff would be pitching FOR us against the rangers instead of the other way around.  But I have to admit that I’m kind of looking forward to seeing him and Liriano face off.  My concerns? I hope the nasty, filthy Liriano shows up.  Oh yeah, and whereever the offense is on vacation, I hope they are back.  I was getting a little spoiled this season, I’m a big enough person to recognize that.  Three losing games in a row is pretty much my limit I think.  I would really like to salvage at least one win from this trip south before we have to face the Sox again.  You know how that is, I’m sure. 

Minnesota @ Texas
Span, CF   Andrus, SS
Hudson, O, 2B   Young, M, 3B
Mauer, C   Hamilton, LF
Kubel, RF   Guerrero, DH
Cuddyer, 1B   Molina, B, C
Thome, DH   Murphy, Dv, RF
Young, D, LF   Cantu, 1B
Valencia, 3B   Blanco, A, 2B
Hardy, SS   Borbon, CF
  Liriano, P     Lee, Cl, P


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


It’s really amazing how much better my mood is when the boys WIN a game – even if it was only one game of a 4 game series.  A win is a win and I’ll take it.  If it happens to be against Cliff Lee and Liriano was back to sizzling?  I’ll be pretty darn excited by it!  Tonight was a great way to come back and maintain a nice lead in the Central Division since the White Sox beat Baltimore tonight.

We really had some beautiful pitching tonight though – Liriano and Crain especially.  The Rangers have a pretty good lineup to face and out boys did it well.  So since I’m in an ice cream mood, Liriano and Crain get a Dairy Queen Blizzard of their choice.  Enjoy boys.

We have other treats to give out as well.  Thome was doing his Thomer-thing and Cuddy was downright Offensive!  hehehe  At least I think I’m funny.  Anyway, Michael and Jim get to split an ice cream cake for all their awesomeness.

And finally, our BOD goes to DELMON!  It’s been awhile since he got one of those and I’m very glad he seems to be returning to the BOD form!  That GORGEOUS homerun which equalled half the RBI we scored tonight was definitely a good move.  (He also can have whatever ice cream he wants).