Can we do it? A four game sweep would be pretty amazing. Hopefully, we’ll have a window of dry long enough to get the game in but I think we should all cross our fingers.
I also think we have a chance for a good pitching start today with Hughes out there. It would be a real shame if we had three bad starts in a row – the bullpen would greatly appreciate a little bit less need or their abilities today.
|Chi White Sox||Minnesota|
|Eaton, CF||Santana, D, SS|
|Beckham, G, 2B||Dozier, 2B|
|Abreu, 1B||Mauer, 1B|
|Dunn, A, DH||Willingham, LF|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Morales, K, DH|
|Gillaspie, 3B||Arcia, O, RF|
|Sierra, RF||Suzuki, K, C|
|De Aza, LF||Escobar, E, 3B|
|Flowers, C||Fuld, CF|
|Danks, Jh, P||Hughes, P, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||8||0|
No, really.. a 4 game sweep of the White Sox! (that hasn’t happened in literally 20 years) Actually, if you take it as simply four home games, the Twins haven’t had a four game home win-streak since 2007. But it’s just that much more special that it was a four-game sweep of a division rival – that we don’t like very much.
There were several really good performances in today’s game (not that I saw any of it) but surprisingly, none of them was from Phil Hughes. And he readily admits it. I feel bad for the bullpen that had been leaned on heavily for the last couple games and it turned out that they were leaned on again today. Swarzak came in and pitched two innings and Fien did a share but since Perkins has had the ninth the last two games in a row, Burton went out there today to get the Save and he got it well. I think the whole team was feeling the pressure though and some really awkward pitch rulings from the ump had Gardy out in force for a little Show Time – and the much more rare ejection.
Sam Fuld was there doing a little bit of everything and Willingham was holding his own but once again, it was Mauer who seemed to carry the team today. It’s really good to have you back and we’ll give you the BOD gain!