Twins 7, White Sox 0

July 29, 2008

I must have been a bit rusty, because the start of this story really makes no sense. Although in my defense, a few of the grafs were moved around in the editing process.


I spoke with Livan Hernandez after the game to get his thoughts on Slowey. The veteran seemed impressed by the way Slowey has stayed steady despite some rough outings. That was his point when he told Slowey that his rough outing in Chicago wouldn’t be his last. Lesson learned, I guess.


And consider me firmly in the Denard Span camp. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the guy. Perseverance, class, talent, the guy has it all. I think the Twins have plenty of room for Span along with Delmon Young, Carlos Gomez and Michael Cuddyer for many years to come.


If Minnesota needs to ditch an outfielder when Cuddyer returns, it should be Craig Monroe. He was brought in to hit lefties, but has been brutal most of the season. He was pretty much the only guy who DIDN’T hit lefty Mark Buehrle last night, grounding into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the fifth to cap off his night.

Twins 7, Diamondbacks 2

June 21, 2008

A swift 2 hours, 17 minutes for this one. Not sure what the D-backs (it always sounds like D-bags when people say that) were doing with the weird shift, but the Twins were able to take advantage with plenty of hits up the middle.

Carlos Gomez had another interesting night on the basepaths and fell when leaving the dugout to start the game, leading to plenty of comedy but no runs. Gardy and the rest of the coaches were making fun of him about it later, but at some point he’s going to need to learn how to play with his brain instead of his feet. Damn kids and their music…

Minnesota 7, Boston 6

May 10, 2008

Jon Papelbon had his head in his hands for several minutes in the locker room after the game, just staring at the floor. With the crunch of media members from Beantown waiting in the close confines of the visiting Metrodome clubhouse, Mike Timlin actually asked everyone to give him some space. There wasn’t really anywhere to go, but all of us sort of shuffled around in order to move a couple feet away. Fun story, huh?

Props to Carlos Gomez for actually taking his fourth walk of the season with two outs in the ninth. Papelbon walked the first and the last batter he’s faced this season with none in between. I’m guessing he’ll get another shot, though, before the Red Sox decide to cut him after two straight blown saves and losses (note: sarcasm).

Mike Lamb was the big hero, but I wouldn’t get used to those words being together if I were you: