First of all, Happy Birthday, Tony Oliva! Oliva was one of my boyhood idols and I love that he remains part of the Twins family. He’s actually scheduled to be in Cedar Rapids next weekend and I’m looking forward to that.
Tonight, Kevin Correia goes to the mound. He seems to have been having a little trouble with the home run ball the last few starts, so let’s see if that trend can be reversed tonight.
|Bourn, CF||Dozier, 2B|
|Cabrera, A, SS||Plouffe, 3B|
|Kipnis, 2B||Mauer, C|
|Swisher, RF||Morneau, 1B|
|Brantley, LF||Doumit, RF|
|Santana, C, C||Colabello, DH|
|Giambi, DH||Hicks, CF|
|Reynolds, Ma, 1B||Thomas, C, LF|
|Chisenhall, 3B||Florimon, SS|
|_Kluber, P||_Correia, P|
Well that wasn’t exactly overwhelming force, but a 3-2 win is still a win!
The M&M guys were the only Twins with multiple hits and the team was only 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, but all that really matters is that our guys scored more runs than their guys.
Kevin Correia did give up another home run, but overall a six-inning start where you only give up two runs is pretty good these days. The bullpen closed things out successfully the last three innings.
In the end, everyone in the GameChat at the end of the game (that would be me) agreed that Correia earned BOD honors.