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Monday, July 26, 2010

Road Woes Away

Now I know, beating the Orioles isn't a huge feat, but it's a start to help balance the Twins and get out of the funk when on the road.  There have been a lot of "road woes" the Twins have faced this year and their record has been less than stellar while on the road.  The Twins came up with some huge run support and killed the competition over this weekend (Thursday - Sunday).
It was wonderful to see pitchers that are hanging in the balance having great games.  Kevin Slowey and Scott Baker both looked good on the mound.  I do think that Kevin Slowey looked a little sluggish and was missing a lot of the marks that Drew Butera had for him, but he was fooling the Orioles and getting the big outs that he needed!  The Twins also gave him a lot of support, landing 10 runs in the course of the strung out game that had a rain delay in the mix.  The downfall of that game was watching Nick Blackburn be Nick Blackburn in the 9th inning.  If he was trying to show improvement in that performance, he failed.

This series was a great series to see Delmon Young show his true potential.  He has been on fire, racking up RBI's, home runs, and sky rocketing his batting average to come close to having one comparable to Justin Morneau.  I'm fine with him batting higher up in the line up the rest of the year.

Brian Duensing also looked great in his 5 innings of work on Friday night.  It was too bad for him that Anthony Slama had to give up a 2-run shot to Luke Scott to spoil the lead for the Twins and ultimately lose the game.  Pornvano was his usual self and gave a very solid performance, pitching once again another shut out.  Even though I'm not a fan of his mustache, or the fact that he can convince his fellow teammates to follow suit, I like it when the Twins win games...and the mustache seems to help him win.  (Or at least his superstition is telling him that.)

Baseball seems to have a huge history of mustaches and they never seem to go away.  From guys like Rollie Fingers to Dave Winfield.  There are plenty of well known players that have been spotted over the years sporting the 'stache.  Here's a list (and the picture above) of some of those famous 'staches.  Enjoy.
  • Greg Maddux
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Dennis Eckersley
  • Goose Gossage
  • Rod Beck
  • Keith Hernandez
  • Wade Boggs
  • Barry Bonds
  • Dave Chalk
  • Clay Zavada
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Andre Dawson
  • Dale Berra
  • Don Baylor
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Dave Winfield
  • Lloyd Moresby
  • Rick Dempsey
  • Jim Leyland
  • Pete Vukovich
  • Bobby Grinch
  • Fred McGriff
  • Doug Glanville
  • Jeff Kent
  • Randy Johnson
  • Catfish Hunter
  • Bob Molinaro
  • Rick Bosetti
  • Robin Yount
  • Carl Pavano
    (note: this is not a complete list.  There were a lot of players with 'staches)


    Topper said...

    Tom Selleck? Really? As in Mr. Baseball?

    I don't think he ever played professionally...

    Betsy said...

    What are you talking about? Why would he be on the list?!

    Topper said...

    Haha, wait to use the Edit Post function

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