GameChat – Twins @ Rangers, 7:05pm

So KL and I are headed out to Park Tavern to gather with a few of the other local Twin Cities Twins bloggers and associated hangers on.. but of course I’ll be attempting to live blog from the event with the chat window. It should be a fun evening and if you are a twitter follower, keep your eyes open for various pics for the geek with the laptop on the bar table.. yeah, that will be me.

Tonight should be about as good a matchup as it will get for the Twins against the Rangers – Scott is our best guy and Oswalt kind of sucks lately. Let’s cross our fingers.

Minnesota

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Texas
Span, CF Kinsler, 2B
Revere, RF Andrus, SS
Mauer, C Hamilton, CF
Willingham, DH Beltre, A, 3B
Morneau, 1B Cruz, N, RF
Doumit, LF Young, M, DH
Plouffe, 3B Murphy, Dv, LF
Carroll, 2B Soto, C
Florimon, SS Olt, 1B
  Diamond, P   Oswalt, P

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 12 2
Texas 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 x 10 10 2

I guess you could say that game was at least entertaining in a depressing sorta way.

Roy Oswalt intentionally drills Joe Mauer in the back. Scott Diamond throws a ball over Josh Hamilton’s head and gets ejected, along with Gardy.

The Twins somehow manage a 4-4 tie heading to the bottom of the 8th inning… and give up six runs… only one of them earned. Yeah, ugly inning.

Our guys push two runs across in the top of the 9th, but Joe Nathan enters and retires Ben Revere to end the game. By the way, if you ever needed an example of how stupid the “save” stat is, consider this… Nathan entered the game with a 4-run lead, pitched to one hitter and gets credit for a save.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings. – JC

Guest Appearance

On Monday night I was lucky enough to be a guest on the Phil Naessens Show.

I joined him to talk about the successes and failures of the 2012 Twins and a little bit of other AL Central news.

I encourage you to listen to the entire podcast, as Phil is a great host and does an excellent job asking informed and interesting questions to all of his guests.  If you’re looking to fast forward to the Twins talk, I come on around the 1 hour and 22 minute mark.

http://phillipnaessens.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/the-phil-naessens-show-august-20-2012-new-york-mets-la-angels-and-minnesota-twins-baseball-show/

-ERolfPleiss