so.. a little afternoon baseball…
and this time we are facing one of my favorites.. RA Dickey!
I don’t begrudge this man one bit of the success he has achieved since he left our team and still wish we’d kept him around. I think he doesn’t really miss us all that much though. I’m just hoping we can figure out how to do more hitting today than we did yesterday – and THEN actually get RUNS once we have those base-runners!!
That’s not too much to ask is it? I mean, hitting is fun but RUNS are so much more exciting if you ask me. And I REALLY wouldn’t argue with breaking the losing streak.. Sorry RA, as much as I like you, I still would rather win the game.
|Dozier, 2B||Reyes, SS|
|Carroll, 3B||Bautista, RF|
|Mauer, C||Encarnacion, 1B|
|Morneau, 1B||Lind, DH|
|Arcia, LF||Rasmus, C, CF|
|Plouffe, DH||Davis, R, LF|
|Parmelee, RF||Izturis, M, 3B|
|Hicks, CF||Thole, C|
|Escobar, E, SS||Kawasaki, 2B|
|Pelfrey, P||Dickey, P|
Woohooo!!! The losing streak is OVER! And with a shutout no less!
I am pretty sure that Gardy should have some smiles on his team now! Let’s hope the boys remember how much fun this is and keep it up for a bit. Clearly they weren’t having much issue with the knuckleball (sorry Dickey) – especially Dozier & Parmelee. But additionally, Pelfrey did quite well for himself in his return from the DL. Let’s hope that he can keep it up as well!
Arcia left the game after getting a knuckleball to the hand – they do tend to move about in unexpected ways. Reportedly it’s just a bruise.
But to recognize some really nice performances today, we are awarding both Parmelee and Pelfrey our heartiest congratulations and some lovely Canadian beer to toast each others’ efforts to get the Twins back on track today! The boys in uniform aren’t the only ones that need to remember this is a game and we should be smiling more just because it’s baseball. But thanks for the reminder of why we like this sport!
The big prize goes to Brian Dozier with some SERIOUS offensive totals today including a BEAUTIFUL homerun! I really like how he’s settling into 2B and the top of the order.