I hope the boys enjoy the nice day tonight because it’s supposed to be cool and rainy the next couple days. I have yet another meeting tonight so I won’t be here for the beginning of the game but I will definitely be back before things are over… I hope. LOL
|Getz, 2B||Span, CF|
|Cabrera, Me, CF||Mauer, C|
|Gordon, A, LF||Morneau, 1B|
|Butler, 1B||Young, D, LF|
|Francoeur, RF||Cuddyer, RF|
|Betemit, 3B||Kubel, DH|
|Aviles, M, DH||Valencia, 3B|
|Pena, B, C||Hughes, L, 2B|
|Escobar, A, SS||Casilla, A, SS|
|Francis, P||Duensing, P|
Well THAT was interesting! We saw some things we haven’t seen much of so far this season. Let’s see…
We saw the Twins score first AND we saw the Twins put up a crooked number in the 4th inning!
We saw Michael Cuddyer go four-for-four and more than DOUBLE his batting average for the year, from .107 to .219! That certainly warranted some BOD consideration. Even his one non-hit plate appearance was a walk in the 10th inning that moved the winning run over in to scoring position at 2B. WTG Cuddy, keep it up!
We had a nice starting pitching performance from Brian Duensing (tell ya what, Bri, we’ll just pretend you didn’t even take the mound in the 7th inning since you didn’t retire any of the 3 hitters you faced that inning anyway… and those first 6 innings were pretty darn nice!)
Then we saw 12 straight hitters sat down by the bullpen… a K by Mijares, five straight outs by Matt Capps (including a K that stranded a runner at 3B in the 7th inning), a 1-2-3 by Joe Nathan in the 9th and Dusty Hughes wrapped up the bullpen’s night with a perfect 10th inning (and a Web Gem of a diving catch, as well) to earn the Win. Not too shabby for a bullpen that so many people have expressed so little confidence in.
But our GameChat Boyfriend of the Day award really could go to nobody other than the guy who delivered the game winning RBI with a solid single to right center field with bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning. That heroic feat earns you our BOD award, Danny Valencia!