GameChat – Blue Jays @ Twins #3, 12:10 – DAY GAME!

My gut feeling is that I might be sitting here by myself for awhile:

a) it’s a day game and I don’t know how many people are thinking about the early start.

b) with the continuing disappointing endings, more and more people find something better to do with their weekend time – like laundry or bathing the cats…

Let’s hope the boys can give us something to really cheer about today – it would sure make what is already a beautifully bright and sunny day a little better!

Toronto @ Minnesota
McCoy, LF   Span, CF
Escobar, Y, SS   Hudson, O, 2B
Bautista, J, RF   Young, D, LF
Wells, V, CF   Thome, DH
Overbay, 1B   Valencia, 3B
Hill, A, 2B   Kubel, RF
Buck, J, DH   Morales, J, 1B
Encarnacion, 3B   Casilla, A, SS
Molina, J, C   Butera, C
  Marcum, P     Duensing, P


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



Really, they are a lot of fun.  It kind of sucks to be down in the score but when you are only down by one and your bullpen pitches rock solid, they are a lot less frustrating and the final result is fantastic.  Duensing wasn’t GREAT today but he did a good job of getting himself out of some jams and did the job we expect of a big league pitcher.  Still would have liked to see him go a couple more innings.  It was good to Slowey come in and pitch well even if it was only for an inning.  So all together, the pitching for the day was uplifting instead of depressing!

The offense could have been a LITTLE better (my opinion) but it sure did start off well with a beautiful triple from Orlando Hudson.  That sucker was very nearly a HR.  There were a couple long bombs that the wind apparently kept in the park – Track Death strikes again.

But interestingly enough, the bat that was the story of the game belonged to Alexi Casilla.  When he’s on, he’s really on and he had a great day at the plate, including the walkoff RBI.  And his glove wasn’t bad today either – strong throw for an out at home looked really impressive.  I would like him to keep that up!  But the efforts of the day earned him a unanimous BOD in the gamechat.  Way to go Lexi!