While the entire baseball universe has their attention focused on “the Jake” in Cleveland tonight to await the appearance of the White Sox’ latest savior, Manny Ramirez, the Twins just need to focus on taking care of business against the Tigers. The media can focus all they want on whether ManRam will cut his dreds to conform the the “appearance” standards of the Bitch Sox top Bitch, Jerry Reinsdorf… the Twins should just go about the business of winning the Division.
That said, I do find it somewhat amusing that the Sox are paying Manny over $122,000 per game and he’s spending the first one on the bench.
So tonight, DY gets a partial day “off” as he DH’s and Repko gets a turn in left field. Let’s hope Brian Duensing keeps up the splendid work he’s been doing lately! Go Twins! – JC
|Jackson, A, CF||Span, CF|
|Rhymes, 2B||Hudson, O, 2B|
|Raburn, LF||Mauer, C|
|Cabrera, M, 1B||Kubel, RF|
|Peralta, J, SS||Cuddyer, 1B|
|Inge, 3B||Young, D, DH|
|Damon, DH||Valencia, 3B|
|Wells, C, RF||Repko, LF|
|Avila, C||Hardy, SS|
|Galarraga, P||Duensing, P|
The guys certainly have developed a bit of a flair for the dramatic!
Have to give Brian Duensing a LOT of credit for overcoming some pretty poor defensive play behind him the first couple of innings that resulted in 3 unearned Tiger runs. After that, he shut the kitties down. A giant DQ Blizzard of the flavor of his choice is Brian’s reward.
Meanwhile, after sleepwalking through the first five innings, the offense finally woke up and swung the bats. Danny Valencia went 3/4 with a big RBI and two doubles. Michael Cuddyer came through with some big 2-out ribbies. And for finally figuring out how to exorcise the assbats, Danny and Michael have been voted our co-Boyfriends of the Day!