GameChat – Oakland @ Minnesota #2, 6:10pm

So I’m going to end up missing most of tonight’s game because we have friends in town and a dinner event planned.. However, I am feeling good about Cole tonight. I’m making a call that he has a stellar outing. (it’s not like I have never been wrong..)

That being said, the offense still has to do its thing and I have no strong feeling on their behalf whatsoever.. *crosses fingers*

Additional note: the Twins are honoring Camilo Pascual tonight by inducting him into the Twins Hall of Fame. He was one of the ORIGINAL Twins who came up to MN on the Washington Senators’ roster as a righty pitcher along with other names you might recognize.. Harmon Killebrew, Jim Kaat.. you know, real nobodies.. *snort* I really do wish I’d been alive back then to see that lineup play baseball.



Weeks, 2B Span, CF
Smith, S, LF Revere, RF
Reddick, CF Mauer, C
Cespedes, DH Willingham, LF
Moss, RF Morneau, 1B
Carter, 1B Plouffe, 3B
Inge, 3B Doumit, DH
Pennington, SS Dozier, SS
Suzuki, K, C Carroll, 2B
  Milone, P   De Vries, P


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 9 12 0
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 14 1

I confess… after that ugly first inning, I almost completely tuned out this game. It’s probably just as well. There were a lot of home runs hit, but only Josh Willingham’s was for our guys. I gather, however, that the Twins put it all together tonight. Bad pitching… bad hitting and baserunning… and bad defense. I’m not sure how you only score 3 runs on 14 hits, but if there’s a team that can pull it off, this is the one. Let’s see if they can salvage one game out of this series Sunday and avoid the sweep! – JC

3 Replies to “GameChat – Oakland @ Minnesota #2, 6:10pm”

  1. Yeah, Babs, you woulda loved watching those guys play. I know I did. Pascual was always one of my favorites, too. I’m glad the Twins are finally recognizing his contributions.

  2. I was at the game last night and it is one of the worst games I have seen the Twins play this season. Watching DeVries pitch is agonizing, watching paint dry is more fun. The man is so slow it was all I could do to stay awake between pitches. No way this man is a big league pitcher.

  3. I hear ya John.

    I can’t believe I haven’t even been up to the Cities for one game yet, but at this point, the thought of driving 4 and a half hours up there to watch this team play baseball seems like a monumental waste of time and money. I can’t even stay interested enough to listen to them. And while I still think the whole home market blackout thing that keeps Iowans from watching any of the teams from adjoining states is bizarre and bad business, I certainly care less about the subject right now.