Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I just want to share a link to Michael Cuddyer's FSN blog with you. It's a great story about Harmon that I think everyone will enjoy. (Make sure to have some tissues with as you read it.) Michael Cuddyer 'He Was Able To Paint A Masterpiece' Blog
RIP Harmon Killebrew "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24)
Saturday, May 14, 2011
|The sky after the hail storm had passed over Target Field|
Tuesday's game was actually fun to be at. Sure, it was super sticky hot and there was a rain/hail delay that caused the game to go until about 11:30. (63 minute delay). I think I found the game to be fun because I was under the shelter of an overhang on the lower level. I got to watch people run from their seats and some people stay in their seats even through the golf ball size hail storm. I had heard after the delay that sirens were going off around Target Field for tornado warnings. Where I was sitting, I was not able to hear them. I don't know what the Twins would have done had their been a tornado that was threatening the area. Where do you take shelter at Target Field?!
|I am truly honored to have been able to meet Harmon at Twinsfest a few years ago.|
|Flowers at the foot of the Killebrew statue at Target Field|
The best thing that was said yesterday in reference to Harmon Killebrew news was from my friend Ben (Bennyc50 on Twitter or of That's Twins Baseball blog.) "News about Killebrew should remind us how insignificant the bad start to the Twins season is. It's just baseball.
It's been hard to write good things about the Twins lately and I've struggled to find things to write about. I will keep plugging away however and try to bring you recaps of the games/series, win or lose. I do have some pictures for everyone to enjoy from my fabulous seats last night. (Section 3, row 3, seat 3...seemed to fitting.)
|Carl and Drew coming from the bullpen|
|Justin, you should be looking toward the ball...not the umpire.|
|throw over to first|
|too bad this running wasn't on a home run or a single even.|
Friday, May 6, 2011
|Photo courtesy of Sara Conrad|
I'm jealous of some of my friends. They got to witness Liriano's no hitter the other night in Chicago. It wasn't that exciting of a game, nor was it a clean game. Liriano gave up 6 walks and only had 2 strikeouts
Liriano – no hitter/6 walks (friends witnessing the event). They said it was a little cold outside (they looked cold too in snow hats and winter jackets), but I'm sure they were happy to be there to witness the first no hitter of the 2011 season. I know I was glad that it was the Twins and Francisco Liriano who got the first one! I do think Liriano owes Jason Kubel a meal (at least a beer) because without that home run, who knows how long that game might have gone on.
It was nice to see the Twins sweep the White Sux. Sure, they were a team that before that series, was only one place ahead of us in the division, but it's quite possible that it could be the jump the teams needs to start winning.
I guess having 1/3 of the Triple A Red Wings players here may also be something that could boost the Twins and make them start winning. I know a lot of people don't really have faith in a team that is compiled of so many triple-a players, but I'm trying to keep the faith in these guys until they prove me otherwise.
Welcome to the other Red Wings: Plouffe, Revere, Tosoni.
The news that's been announced that I enjoyed the most is that Kevin Slowey will be activated after the game tonight. He's going to still be in the bullpen as the long reliever. My guess is Alex Burnett with get the ax and be sent back down to Triple-A to make room for Slowey.
Can Liraino pitch a gem again? This is the question everyone will be looking for an answer to come Monday night when Liriano is scheduled to pitch again. I don't want to make an calls on this because I honestly don't know if he has it in him to do it again. I guess we will all see
Twins take on Boston all weekend and then are home on Tuesday to face the Tigers.