There may not be much to play for the rest of the season, but taking a series from the BitchSox at the (Prison) Cell in Chicago would still be nice. Yes, I realize that there isn’t a lot of optimism when Kevin Correia is on the hill, but one can hope, right?
The Twins are an even 3-3 on this road trip, so they also could record their second straight winning road trip with a W today.
|Dozier, 2B||De Aza, LF|
|Carroll, 3B||Beckham, G, 2B|
|Mauer, C||Ramirez, Al, SS|
|Morneau, 1B||Dunn, A, 1B|
|Willingham, DH||Konerko, DH|
|Arcia, LF||Garcia, A, RF|
|Colabello, RF||Gillaspie, 3B|
|Thomas, C, CF||Flowers, C|
|Bernier, SS||Tekotte, CF|
|_Correia, P||_Quintana, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||7||0|
It’s easy to tell this game was played at the bandbox of a ballpark they have in Chicago and not Target Field. Brian Dozier got the Twins on the board first with a three-run home run and two hitters later Joe Mauer added a two-run dinger. Casey Fien gave up a couple of solo home runs in the Sox’ ninth inning. No way all those home runs happen if this game is in Minneapolis.
Despite the one inning of heroics by a couple of Twins hitters, the BOD award goes to Kevin Correia, who went seven shutout innings while giving up just five hits and 1 walk. He even struck out seven Sox hitters. I’m not sure where Correia found this performance, but I hope he remembers how he did it!