No, really, ignore all that snow! Go ahead, I’d love to see the naked batting practice! (metaphorically only). Of course, I’m at work so no TV anyway – gameday won’t show it.
I’ve really been excited for this series and the ONLY reason is because I’m so excited for Redmond having this opportunity. I just wish his team was doing a little more for him. wow.
That being said, let’s all give major props to the Target Field Grounds Crew! Nothing like 6+ inches of snow overnight to have to remove from the field and the stands in time for a double header. Let’s see what the boys can do with the cool but sunny conditions!
|Pierre, LF||Dozier, 2B|
|Polanco, 3B||Mauer, C|
|Stanton, RF||Willingham, LF|
|Dobbs, DH||Morneau, 1B|
|Ruggiano, CF||Parmelee, RF|
|Mahoney, 1B||Plouffe, 3B|
|Olivo, C||Arcia, DH|
|Green, N, SS||Hicks, CF|
|Solano, D, 2B||Florimon, SS|
|Fernandez, J, P||Correia, P|
It was a cold but beautiful afternoon for baseball!! Correia had his 4th consecutive start go at least 7 innings for us so that is definitely a great deal. I wish they’d let him try for 8 today because Burton didn’t have his best stuff and almost let the Marlins of all teams, back into the game but Perkins shut the door hard and fast.
My heartiest congratulations and BOD as well go to Oswaldo Arcia for his first MLB Home Run!! The only player for the Twins who has hit a home run at a younger age was Joe Mauer in 2005. Now I feel old. But still… it was a great shot – 401 ft – and we needed every single one of his 3 RBI to keep a hold of that lead and get the win. So congrats Oswaldo – you are this afternoon’s BOD!