ok, it’s finally not raining in Minnesota!!! This is especially joyous for me as the carpet from my two basement bedrooms are currently laid out in my driveway hopefully drying enough to continue to be used as temporary floor covering until we decide what the permanent replacement will be. Oh yeah and everything else that was in those two rooms in now removed and piled elsewhere while we attempt to dry out.. Just so much water in this state right now.
All that being said, it’s a hot but beautiful day for baseball in Minnesota. Let’s see if the boys can make use of that hot, humid air to let some long balls carry a ways!
|Chi White Sox||@||Minnesota|
|Eaton, CF||Santana, D, SS|
|Beckham, G, 2B||Dozier, 2B|
|Gillaspie, 3B||Mauer, 1B|
|Abreu, 1B||Willingham, LF|
|Dunn, A, DH||Morales, K, DH|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Suzuki, K, C|
|Viciedo, RF||Arcia, O, RF|
|De Aza, LF||Escobar, E, 3B|
|Flowers, C||Fuld, CF|
|Noesi, P||Nolasco, P|
|Chi White Sox||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||10||0|
Man, Glen Perkins owes the team a steak dinner… They pulled his butt out of an ignominious post-game lockerroom walk of shame.
That being said, game long highlight player was really Kurt Suzuki! wow, did he ever perform – great defense and great hit leadership! That absolutely perfect pickoff to 2B was a thing of beauty for defense-lovers. For that, the beer is on us! Whatever you want.
Escobar also provided some hefty help to this team with timely RBI but the MOST timely RBI, of course, is the walk-off hit from Brian Dozier. After the 2 run lead melted away during Perkins’ 9th inning meltdown, it was hard to keep the optimism up but out came the Bull Dozier to pull it all back together in what has become a very consistent level of performance from him which should absolutely get him an All Star game slot. But for the more local honorifics, we just call BOD!