These are the times that I fear my record will take a hit (it's first loss). I started getting worried at the start of the 4th, but Joe Mauer pulled through with a great base hit that started a HUGE inning for the Twins, scoring 5 runs on 6 hits (2 walks and 1 fielder's choice). The Twins batted around and Joe Mauer grounded into a double play to end the inning that he started. It was one of those games that throws my scorecard off cause I have to continue an inning into another column. I didn't mind though.
The Twins had 14 hits in the game and won the easy battle 9-3. I guess Carl finally got the run support he's been craving all season long! It was nice the Twins could finally provide him with some runs.
I did enjoy seeing some guys who have needed to step up (the rookies and Punto) really step up last night. Valencia went 2 for 3 (2 singles, walk and hit into a fielder's choice). Punto went 2 for 3 as well with a walk, and Matt Tolbert...he shocked the hell out of me going 1 for 3 with 2 walks and a HOME RUN. I didn't know Matt Tolbert could hit homers! I figured maybe that would give Joe Mauer some ammo to hit his first at Target Field (minus the one he blasted during the exhibition game), but nope.
Tomorrow the Twins will go for the sweep against the Rockies (day game). I'm not sure if I'll be able to catch the game or not.
Now: Enjoy some more pictures from my section 3, row 3 seats.
Punto (for Karlee)
I think Drew knew I was taking his picture. Oh well!
View from my seat (which got me on TV a lot last night, and thankfully my camera covered me most of the time!)
Joe Mauer up to bat
My Cuddy picture that looks like a baseball card.
inside the first base lounge...