Ok, let’s try this again shall we? (Do it better this time.)
Game 2 of the season has a significant improvement in first pitch temperature – it’s supposed to be in the 50’s by that point but it’s already 10 degrees warmer than the warmest point of the game on Monday. Oh, and the wind isn’t trying to blow us away either. Those are important factors for fans and players alike.
I haven’t yet seen Correia pitch – nor will I today since I’m at work watching on Gameday – but I am intrigued to see what he can do for us.
|Jackson, A, CF||Hicks, CF|
|Hunter, To, RF||Mauer, C|
|Cabrera, M, 3B||Willingham, LF|
|Fielder, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Martinez, V, DH||Doumit, DH|
|Dirks, LF||Plouffe, 3B|
|Peralta, Jh, SS||Parmelee, RF|
|Avila, C||Dozier, 2B|
|Infante, 2B||Florimon, SS|
|Sanchez, An, P||Correia, P|
Well THAT was unexpected! They literally left this until the very last minute to pull this win out of their butt. But a win’s a win. I’ll take it. I’ll be happy about it. Congrats to Perkins for getting a win. That being said, the starting performance for Correia was pretty darn good. He went 7 innings (FANTASTIC in early spring) and only gave up 2 runs and a walk. I’ll take that any day.
Like Monday, it would have been nice if the offense had been able to string some things together earlier in the game than the 9th inning.
Just about everyone had to flee before the end of the game (including me) so BOD was a bit of a bare-bones affair but since the win was so late in the game, there wasn’t a lot of discussion really needed. Eduardo Escobar, by virtue of actually getting 2 RBI is today’s BOD!