I think the funniest thing about last night's game was the comment I made to Katie after Joe Mauer hit his second home run of the game. I said, "After the night Mauer's had, I'd have his babies if he asked. I'd be like K-mart's blue light special for him. Good for one night only." This is coming from a girl who isn't Joe Mauer's biggest fan, or even on the Joe Mauer bandwagon. Yes, I like his as a player, but I'm not attracted to him (though my mother wishes I were so that I could meet him and marry him.).
Who would have thought that a normal 9 inning game would feel longer than the 4 hour and 48 minute 13-inning game I was at back in May. It however wasn't quite as long...but it was 3 hours and 36 minutes long. That's a long game especially considering it wasn't longer than the normal 9 innings...nor was it that terribly high score game (yes, I know we scored 9 and they score 6, but games that have scores of double digits that were shorter than last night's debacle.)
I about flew to Texas after watching our latest call up, Humber show how Rookie he is when he fielded the ball and threw it to 3rd base where Joe Crede was not at. Joe Crede had sort of a stunned expression on his face and he just stood there befuddled like I was. Did Humber think that the base runner was his teammate (Hey, Humber...you were wearing grey jerseys last night and the Rangers were in ROYAL blue...you guys don't EVER wear ROYAL blue.)? Did he imagine Joe Crede at the bag waiting for his miraculous throw (well...not really miraculous)? Did he want to look like a giant jack-ass on TV? Did he hope to get sent back to Rochester faster than anyone could sneeze or say boo? I'm not sure what he was thinking, but he needs to rethink things like that before acting on impulse. That could have been the most costly play of the night. Thankfully Joe Mauer did seem fit to lose yet another blasted game. He decided he was going to carry the team and carry them well. Thanks, Joe.
I don't really understand why Kubel was credited with the strike out in the first inning (when Brendan Harris came in after Kubel fouled a ball painfully off his left knee and left the game with a full count.) I think the strike out should have been Harris's because a base hit or anything else would have been credited to Harris. Seems odd, and Dick agreed with me on that one.
I think it's funny that Michael Cuddyer is the only one who is above the Curse of Bert Blyleven. (For those who haven't seen previous posts: Bert's pick in "Pick the Stick" usually goes 0 for how many times they are up.). Cuddy had to be his wacky bad ass self and go 3-5, with two doubles. Thank you Cuddy for being the only one who has been known to rise above and let Bert score points in FSN's game. Maybe Bert's pick should always be Michael Cuddyer...and Dick should always pick Joe Mauer (Joe has FANTASTIC outings when Dick picks him.)
Delmon Young was a surprise at the plate last night. He had a 2-5 night, with 4 RBI's. His homerun was well needed and gratefully appreciated by all of Twins Territory.