Minnesota: Walters (2-4, 6.70 ERA)
Cleveland: Huff (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
My fellow Twins fans, our long Midwestern nightmare is almost over. The baseball season works; our great schedule is a list of games and not of men. Here the umpires rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but the starting rotation, not only justice but the bullpen.
As we bind up the internal wounds of the 2012 season, more painful and more poisonous than those of the mid ninties, let us restore the golden rule to our baseball process, and let strikeout pitchers purge the batters box of walks and home runs.
Before closing, I ask again for your prayers, for Joe Mauer and his family. May our former MVP, who brought joy to millions, find it for himself. May God bless and comfort his wonderful fans and family, whose love and loyalty will forever be a shining legacy to all who bear the lonely burdens of the label Jebus.