Ok, it’s finally absolutely GORGEOUS in MN for a baseball game!! Seriously, our boys aren’t going to recognize Target Field!
JC made the trip up from Cedar Rapids in order to snag himself a Willinghammer bobblehead – glad he gets a nice night to watch baseball. Of course, I am not going to see it since we have a bunch of running around to – at least we’re doing all that on the motorcycle!
At any rate, with Pelfrey on the mound, I might have a chance to catch the second half when we get back around.. oh… 9′ish. But I’m going to hope that he will maintain the improved pace he showed on Sunday. *crosses fingers*
|McLouth, LF||Carroll, 2B|
|Machado, M, 3B||Mauer, DH|
|Markakis, DH||Willingham, LF|
|Jones, Ad, CF||Morneau, 1B|
|Davis, C, 1B||Plouffe, 3B|
|Wieters, C||Doumit, C|
|Hardy, SS||Arcia, RF|
|Dickerson, RF||Hicks, CF|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Escobar, E, SS|
|Hammel, P||Pelfrey, P|
I know this isn’t something I should admit but … yeah, I fell asleep somewhere around the 7th. It was still tied last I saw the score but things weren’t headed in the right direction. Of course, given the lead that they had had when I got home, it hadn’t been going the right direction for some time. Granted, they didn’t lose the game until overtime play in the 10th inning but still.
Let’s just say that the later innings last night were just not impressive for Twins baseball fans – either on the mound, at the plate, or in the field. There were LOTS of mistakes and sloppy play from a lot of players – whether they have an excuse or not. And that’s just what I SAW! I didn’t even see the end where we allowed the Orioles three more runs, the lead and the win! That tells me 9 unanswered runs came out of the Baltimore lineup … ouch. It might have been gorgeous weather for baseball but the baseball part of it sure wasn’t pretty. Sorry JC.