Sorry for the late start folks – my computer was not cooperating today so it took far longer than I thought to get this going.
Quick note about the lineup today: Morneau arrived to the park with flu-like symptoms so we get to see Colabello at 1B. I have to admit that while I am going to be listening to this game rather than watching for the most part, I will definitely have to take the opportunity to see how he does for at least a portion of the game.
|Chavez, En, RF||Escobar, E, 3B|
|Bay, LF||Mauer, DH|
|Seager, 3B||Willingham, LF|
|Morales, K, 1B||Doumit, C|
|Ibanez, DH||Parmelee, RF|
|Franklin, 2B||Colabello, 1B|
|Saunders, M, CF||Dozier, 2B|
|Shoppach, C||Hicks, CF|
|Ryan, SS||Florimon, SS|
|Harang, P||Correia, P|
So I spent the majority of the game cleaning out my car and listening on the radio – because yes, I can actually GET the Twins station in my car, just not in the house and yes, it did take well over 2 hours to clean out my car…
Fortunately, most of the game wasn’t worth paying my full attention to anyway so I could work away and not worry about missing anything.
But! I finished just before the 9th inning and came in to sit and watch the last inning on the TV.. HOLY CRAP AM I GLAD I DID!!!
Who knew that their closer would absolutely fall apart and WALK 3 consecutive batters (Florimon, Escobar and Mauer) and just set up the bases loaded for the heart of our hitting order. Florimon scored on a sac fly from Willingham who still practically scuffed the dirt with his shoes because he really really really wanted that sucker to go out of the park and it almost did but not quite. And then Doumit… runners at first and second and Doumit up hitting lefty against the right-hander who couldn’t keep balls where he wanted them.. Doing a little math for myself and realizing just a good liner ties up the game and a solid double wins it since Mauer isn’t the FASTEST guy on the team but he can move and score from 1st if necessary. And that is exactly how it played out.. Accordingly, Doumit was the team hero AND got himself shaving creamed during the post game interview.. he deserved it I’m sure and he deserves today’s BOD! Congrats!