Twins 14, Rangers 2

July 22, 2008

This is WAY late, I just forgot to post it. Funny, the Twins have lost twice since this huge victory. Too bad they didn’t save any runs…

Texas 10, Minnesota 1

May 22, 2008

After his team had lost two straight at the Dome, Texas manager Ron Washington could finally have a sense of humor following his team’s drubbing of the Twins. Washington was ejected in the second inning after standing up for Milton Bradley, who had also been tossed after yelling what I assumed to be obscenities or “your mamma” jokes at the home plate umpire from the dugout. So what did Washington say?


“All I said was where the good restaurants were in Minnesota,” Washington said. “He said I’ve got a ballgame to call and you need to get on outta here.”


I’ve got less of a sense of humor this morning with the combination of two editing mistakes in my story and a sinus infection, but again, the editors generally bail me out when I screw something up, so I can’t get too upset. But since it is my name on the story, I’m the one who looks like an idiot. Oh well.


Minnesota 11, Texas 4

May 21, 2008

As awful as the Twins looked last week, the squad is still a game above .500 and just 1.5 games back of the first-place White Sox. I wonder how long they can keep this up?

The more interesting question at this point is who will head to Rochester when Scott Baker’s groin finally settles down (that’s what she said). Glen Perkins certainly made a case for himself on Tuesday to stick around, keeping the Rangers completely off balance for six innings before tiring in the seventh. Boof Bonser pitched well in his last outing and has a bit more of a major league pedigree, which leads me to believe Kevin Slowey will be sent down — assuming Perkins doesn’t regress in his next start.


Nothing like a four-hour baseball game to get some pep in your step, or nearly cause you to fall asleep behind the wheel when you have to get up early for work the next morning.

Don’t get me wrong, last night’s game was a lot of fun at the end, with three recent Rochester Red Wings ultimately contributing to the victory. And I had even money on Ron Gardenhire punching Juan Rincon in the face right there on the field when he pulled him in the 11th. The two never made eye contact or talked, just exchanged the baseball in passing as Rincon heading to the locker room to pack up his things and fly back to Venezuela. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

Anyway, those pesky Twins are back at .500, Bobby Korecky is batting 1.000 and Alexi Casilla has more home runs that Joe Mauer and Delmon Young combined. What planet is this again???