GameChat – Twins @ Red Sox #2, 6:05pm

Ok, guys, I’m putting this up and then running off to build my puppy a sandbox. But then I will be back to catch up with the game. We can always hope that this is a bad night for Dempster but regardless I hope it’s a good night for Diamond.

Minnesota

@

Boston
Carroll, SS Ellsbury, CF
Mauer, DH Victorino, RF
Willingham, LF Pedroia, 2B
Morneau, 1B Ortiz, D, DH
Plouffe, 3B Napoli, 1B
Doumit, C Gomes, J, LF
Parmelee, RF Middlebrooks, 3B
Ramirez, W, CF Drew, SS
Dozier, 2B Ross, D, C
  Diamond, P   Dempster, P

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 6 8 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3

That was, overall, a very professionally executed ballgame by the Twins. Not perfect, but we would take about 100 more games like that without a complaint.

We’ve kind of been waiting for Ryan Doumit to step up his game (though, admittedly, he’s been getting less regular playing time since Oswaldo Arcia’s promotion), but tonight Doumit certainly made a case for more at-bats. 2 for 4 with a double and a home run absolutely warrants some BOD support.

But Scott Diamond threw seven shutout innings and gave up only three hits in the process. He also called it a night after sitting down the last 15 hitters he faced. For Twins fans who aren’t familiar with seeing that kind of performance, that is called PITCHING. In fact, around here it’s called BOD pitching. – JC

Scott Diamond

Scott Diamond

 

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