Grr… still having a few issues with the service provider but here we are!
The most I have to add to tonight’s pre-game is that I really hope this is one of those Pavano outings that amaze us and give us a series win. We could sure use it right about now and the bullpen would owe him a beer – at the very least.
|Revere, CF||Dirks, CF|
|Plouffe, 2B||Boesch, RF|
|Mauer, C||Young, D, LF|
|Morneau, 1B||Cabrera, Mi, 1B|
|Kubel, RF||Martinez, V, DH|
|Thome, DH||Avila, C|
|Valencia, 3B||Peralta, Jh, SS|
|Tosoni, LF||Kelly, 3B|
|Nishioka, SS||Santiago, 2B|
|Pavano, P||Penny, P|
YES!!! we actually won a SERIES!!!! Getting 2 of 3 in Detroit really seemed like an impossibility while watching the fielding disaster that was the series in Cleveland – and I’ll admit that the the recurrance of such hellish glovework last night didn’t make me overly confident for tonight.
But actually? This was a surprisingly good game of baseball (despite some oddities) that included a couple different incredibly fun catches for Ben Revere – both off Delmon Young’s bat if I recall correctly – and for that he gets a rootbeer float. The lead went back and forth several times instead of the Twins either giving up a big one and dying or trying to catch up for 9 innings. Pavano had a decent night and they didn’t screw too much up for him this time so Pavano gets a quality beer. Perkins had a bit of trouble but Capps & Nathan came in and got the necessary outs. They too can have a beer of their choice.
But tonight’s story was really about the fact that we had some OFFENSE! There was actual HITTING and RUNS tonight! Thome & Tosoni BOTH hit homeruns which is FANTASTIC. I like that kind of thing but it was fun to see Tosoni go from bunting to a full-swinging homerun. They both get full access to the baked-goods buffet – all you can eat donuts is nothing to sneeze at.
BUT the big prize, today’s BOD goes to Justin Morneau. Timely hitting is timely hitting and he actually knocked in the winning RBI breaking the tie in the top of the 9th. Yeah, that was good stuff. Congrats Doc!
News for tomorrow: there will be a roster move announced tomorrow when they figure out a couple things going on – Span is not likely to be playing, Kubel will be gone for family reasons and the Twins are recalling Hughes.. again. Not sure how that room will be happening but they’ll let us know tomorrow.
I’m just excited that they are coming back to Minnesota in such a good mood.