So the boys are back in Minnesota and the weather is perfectly timed for some GLORIOUS baseball. The heat streak has resided for the last week with ridiculous heat indices but now that has changed – at least the humidity has gone to tolerable levels. It’s still in the 80’s but suddenly that doesn’t matter – it is just a lovely summer evening for baseball.
The way the rumor mill is going, everyone quick enjoy the M&M boys – including their bobblehead to 10k fans tonight – before Morneau is traded somewhere else for a paltry nothing on a soft market..
So other than another losing season and the possible loss of a popular player for no particularly good reason, let’s just try to enjoy a great weekend of great baseball weather and see if we can’t take down a beatable division rival!
|Bourn, CF||Dozier, 2B|
|Cabrera, A, SS||Plouffe, 3B|
|Kipnis, 2B||Mauer, C|
|Swisher, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Brantley, LF||Doumit, RF|
|Santana, C, DH||Colabello, DH|
|Chisenhall, 3B||Hicks, CF|
|Gomes, Y, C||Thomas, C, LF|
|Stubbs, RF||Florimon, SS|
|Kazmir, P||Pelfrey, P|
Now THAT is how you come back from the the All-Star break! (and come back in the game for that matter..) It really was a beautiful night for baseball. And wow the Indians had some HORRIBLE defense out there – Defense was the theme for tonight.
There were also some great stories from tonight: Mauer got the game-winning base hit in the 8th which is normally enough to earn you a BOD, Dozier with some gorgeous fielding and baserunning, Perkins finally getting to use all that ASG energy to get his Save..
But BOD tonight goes to Pedro Florimon! He’s the one who got us to the tie in the first place, had two different miraculous solo fielding plays, a stunning double play with Dozier but in general understanding and playing GREAT baseball on both sides tonight. LOVED it. Defense lost this game, and Defense won it. Great job boys.