This is probably not fair in any way to Liam but.. I have very little confidence in his starts right now.
- Do I think he’s more capable than what he’s shown us recently? yes.
- Do I think he will improve? eventually.
- Do I expect it tonight? no.
- Am I ok with that? …. uh…
- Do I think he’d be up here if we had any kind of actual rotation to pitch? no.
- Does that change whether I’m ok with it? … not really??
I guess it all comes down to I want my team to win. I have accepted that this season that is not going to happen as often as losing. But on a day by day basis, I still want my team to win THIS GAME.
And of course I ALWAYS want them to beat the White Sox. So, do I understand that I have to give some allowance to young Liam who is no doubt going to be an excellent major league pitcher. Yes, I think so but that doesn’t make me like it when I know he’s the one on the mound tonight…
*prays for lots and lots and lots of Twins offense*
On a more positive note, it’s an absolutely phenomenally gorgeous day to be playing or watching baseball in Minnesota!
|Chi White Sox||
|De Aza, CF||Span, CF|
|Youkilis, 3B||Revere, RF|
|Dunn, A, DH||Mauer, C|
|Konerko, 1B||Willingham, LF|
|Rios, RF||Morneau, 1B|
|Viciedo, LF||Plouffe, 3B|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Doumit, DH|
|Flowers, C||Casilla, A, 2B|
|Beckham, 2B||Carroll, SS|
|Floyd, P||Hendriks, P|
|Chi White Sox|
The good news is that Liam actually had a pretty darn good outing – I would take that from him on a frequent basis and be much happier about his name appearing on the lineup card. The bad news is that the Twins seemed to forget that they are usually pretty good at hitting Gavin Floyd. They finally got a late rally going but of course it was a 2 out rally – and not until the 9th inning. When you’re 3 runs down, I’m just going to assume that it is better if you try to tie up the game (or win) before you only have one out left.
Oh well, it really did give the folk who stayed watching something to get excited about at the end…