Wow.. I go to ValleyFair for ONE day and look what kind of stuff I miss!! Are you kidding me? Cuddyer finally gets his chance to pitch and I was standing in line for the Wild Thing.. it’s just not right (nor was that score). If, like me, you didn’t get to see Cuddyer pitch, here’s a link to the video – if I can figure out how to embed it, I’ll do it but right now, it’s not letting me: Cuddyer Pitching.
However, the blessing of missing the game last night was that I didn’t witness what was apparently a hell of bad pitching, WORSE fielding and a complete lack of offense. When I called in for an update, I was informed that the Rangers line looked like a golf score each inning - par, par, birdy, birdy… Whoever thought of that is a genius but what a horrible concept when it’s the opposing team.
I’m looking forward to seeing CJ Wilson – I really love watching him pitch – but I would REALLY like to see the Twins get to him tonight. We need some offense.
|Revere, CF||Kinsler, 2B|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Andrus, SS|
|Cuddyer, 1B||Hamilton, LF|
|Kubel, DH||Young, M, DH|
|Valencia, 3B||Cruz, N, RF|
|Young, D, LF||Moreland, 1B|
|Plouffe, RF||Torrealba, C|
|Nishioka, SS||Davis, C, 3B|
|Butera, C||Chavez, En, CF|
|Pavano, P||Wilson, C, P|
Certainly an exciting game! Things didn’t look so great when Texas put a 5-spot up against Carl Pavano in the 4th inning to take a 7-3 lead. But the offense kept chipping away, with contributions from up and down the batting order, not to mention pinch hitters Jim Thome and Joe Mauer who both came through with pinch hit doubles late in the game. Joe Nathan got the save (which means you need to enter the DVD contest below in a hurry… before Joe gets his next save).
But our BOD tonight is Glen Perkins. Glen entered the game with two men on base and nobody out in the bottom of the 8th inning and sat three straight hitters down without giving up a run, keeping his team within one run. That’s clutch BOD material. – JC