GameChat – Twins @ Royals #2, 7:10

I gotta tell you, the way I’m feeling right now, the more I can relate to how Gardy felt in the clubhouse after the game last night.  There is a part of me that is glad he was pissed off – because if you aren’t going to play, why do the rest of us show up?  BUT part of me thinks that it’s not so much true anger as it is exhaustion and frustration.  This has NOT been a good road-trip so far and it”s the end of the regular season so everyone is tired.  So reactions are probably exaggerated for players, managers and fans alike.

I think we all need to get over it.  The post-season is coming.  This is a GOOD thing and being tired is not a very good excuse.  So have a few things to deal with at home and the boys have a few things to deal with on the field.  Let’s get this done.

Minnesota @ Kansas City
Span, CF   Dyson, CF
Hudson, O, DH   Aviles, M, 2B
Young, D, LF   Butler, DH
Kubel, RF   Ka’aihue, 1B
Cuddyer, 1B   Fields, 3B
Valencia, 3B   Gordon, A, LF
Morales, J, C   Betancourt, Y, SS
Tolbert, 2B   May, C
Punto, SS   Miller, Ja, RF
  Blackburn, P     O’Sullivan, P


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


*sigh*  Since so little is going the way we WANT it to right now, I’m going to ask anyone who is thinking more clearly than I to point out nice performances by players during this road trip in our comments.  Just to be reminded that yes, we do have people that know how to play this game.

And just to highlight that a bad road-trip week is a temporary bump, the Reds are officially in the playoffs this year for the first time since 1995.  Thanks for the heads up in chat!