Monday, May 10, 2010
Just Like A Banana...Split
On the note of having a bad day, boy did Justin Morneau seem to have a bad day at the plate on Sunday. When that man has a bad day, he goes all out! He struck out 4 of 4 times during the game. Only 1 other game this season has he struck out every time up to the plate (this one was his season high so far, the other was only 3 at bats, and the other game he struck out 3 times, he also paired that with 2 walks). I do find this season a bit humorous for Justin, he uses "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" for his at-bat music. The last time that Justin has this song for what he entered to, was the year he was MVP. Do you think he's trying to regain that title again this year and take it away from his buddy Joe Mauer, who's got it the last two seasons?
Yesterday as well seemed to have a feel like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Alexi Casilla was one of the best hitters of the game. He went 2 for 4, with a double and an RBI. This is not a regular thing for Alexi. He hasn't had more than one hit in any of the few games he's played so far this season, yet Gardy still prefers to play him over Brendan Harris (while JJ Hardy is out).
Brendan Harris was also another great asset for the Twins yesterday, he went 3 for 4 with a double, he wasn't able to get any RBI's, because it didn't seem like the guys who were in the line up before him could get on base to give him the opportunity. I'd honestly like to see more of Brendan Harris at 3rd (or short stop when JJ is unable to play). I think Brendan has a great throwing arm, and he's willing to dive for the ball and make some great plays in the field. I think Gardy has a tendency to put Brendan on the shelf and not use him, for what reason, I'm not entirely sure.
Next (provided the rain stays away long enough to not interrupt or post-pone the games), the Twins face off against division rivals, the Chicago White Sux. It'll be the first series (though a only two game series) that I will miss seeing any of the games. So far, I have been to 8 games, and all 8 of the games I have been to, the Twins have won. I like being on this winning streaks and I think my "luck" will truly be tested at the Yankees game I go to at the end of this month. Let's hope my luck continues and I do prove to be a good luck charm for the Twins. It'd be nice...maybe I could get some free tickets as a result. I definitely wouldn't mind, nor pass those up.
Now enjoy some more pictures during this gloomy off day the Twins have today. (pictures are from Saturday night and Sunday's games)