Monday, August 31, 2009
My Boyfriend's Back
It was nice last night to see Joe Nathan back in fine form with a 1-2-3 inning. As much as I love my Joe-Betsy time (when he gets one runner on base), I've been tired of the edge-of-my-seat-nail-biter-are-we-gonna-really-win-this-one Joe. Every once in a while, it's understandable, but nothing that should be repeated on a regular basis.
It's kinda of fitting that I used the above image for my humor, because Ozzie Guillen referred to the Metrodome as a funeral home (not really sure why, other than the fact that his team SUCKS in the dome). I guess he wanted (rather wants) to take the 4 down from the number of home game remaining (since the number would then be 13, his jersey number). If this happens, I will document it (Katie and I will be there, near the bullpen tonight)...I wonder if he'll get booed.
I (like most people) was quite surprised when I heard the news about Jim Thome going to the Dodgers. I'm happy for the fact that it's a very rare occasion that the Twins face the Dodgers (and Jim Thome definitely has our number and loves hitting home runs off our pitchers), but I'm also a little sad about the trade (Jim Thome was the ONLY White Sux player that I at least respected. You can't hate that classy guy.). I'm wondering what the White Sux are up to with also getting rid of Contreras.
I enjoyed seeing Nick Blackburn pitch well last night. I'm not sure if it's the mountain man look that rocked him into being a seven strike outs machine, but whatever the kick in the pants was...I like it, and it's how he should regularly be pitching. Keep it up Pumpkin Tits.
3 Stars of the Game:
1. Nick Blackburn (7 innings, 1 Earned Run, and 7 Strike outs...he was solid!)
2. Joe Nathan (he was lights out...and got his 35 save)
3. Jason Kubel/Joe Mauer (TIE) (both went 2 for 4 with a home run, Kubel with a two-run shot and Mauer with a solo shot)
The best news of the night: the Tigers lost to Tampa Bay Rays earlier in the day, which after the Twins' win, brought them up to only 3 1/2 games back from Detroit. Thank you, Tampa Bay (especially Jason Bartlett cause I miss and love him so much!) Do we call this a pennant race or is it still better to call it a pennant chase? Whatever you want to call it, I sure hope and want the Twins to finish first!