I think Twins fans and Detroit fans can both agree that we’re ok with not having Fister out there today… save him for the Yankees in Detroit, right? (and that means we don’t have to – Verlander was bad enough.)
Game time temps are actually pretty similar to yesterday even though the game is kicking off 3 hours earlier – not too bad for April in Minnesota. Of course, it’s been better but it’s been worse too. I’ll take almost 50 and see what happens. At least the sun is shining and the wind is light.
We get to see Carroll at 2B tonight and I have to admit that I like him out there. I’m ok with Dozier’s progress but with Pelfrey on the mound, I have to admit that I feel more secure and positive with the defense behind him with Carroll instead.
That’s probably just me though…
|Jackson, A, CF||Hicks, CF|
|Hunter, To, RF||Mauer, C|
|Cabrera, M, 3B||Willingham, LF|
|Fielder, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Martinez, V, DH||Doumit, DH|
|Kelly, LF||Plouffe, 3B|
|Peralta, Jh, SS||Parmelee, RF|
|Avila, C||Carroll, 2B|
|Infante, 2B||Florimon, SS|
|Porcello, P||Pelfrey, P|
WOOHOOO!!!! Yes, folks that is a Series Win! against the TIGERS! (gotta love divisional opponent wins). We’re officially over .500. I’m trying to remember how long it took us to get there last year and I’m pretty sure it was more than a month… We haven’t actually won an opening series since 2010!!! That being said, it’s still only the first series and there is a lot of baseball left to play and they won’t all go like this. We are smart fans and we know better.
BUT that doesn’t mean a good day of baseball doesn’t feel amazing!
Have some cake – have a party! Grab your souvenir ball and be ready to do it again! Welcome to the Big Leagues.
Also deserving some congratulations is our pitching staff who I think we saw almost all of today… but again, holding that lineup to 2 runs is nothing to sneeze at. Post-game party at Butcher & the Boar‘s Bourbon Bar!
The difficult part of a commanding win is always picking the BOD – who really gave you that extra edge to win? Today the votes went to Trevor Plouffe for knocking in the go-ahead run and really getting the 2-out party started. For that, he is today’s BOD!