Game 157: Only Five More To Go After This

Fister (13-9, 3.71 ERA) vs. Diamond (6-11, 5.54 ERA)

I can't tell you how happy I am that Gardy's new favorite player's name is so close to Punto its almost comical. Its a little disappointing his walk-off last night wasn't a dropped third strike in which he slid head first into first to beat the throw (which I presume there would not have been a throw what with the runner from third, in this hypothetical scenario, was coming home), though. Ah well, not everything can be perfect.

So anyway, we're down to the final stretch of another bad season. I had to go to a birthday party for a one year old on Sunday at one of them "adventure" farms. It was not the most pleasant thing to do with my recent surgery, feeling like I was getting kicked lightly in the balls over and over from walking around all day. But, my daughter loved it (goats!), so it was worth the discomfort. The point, however, is that while sitting in the barn where the party was set up, I had no choice but to listen to the Packer game on the radio. (ugh, it was like listening to two Hawk Harrelsons without any of the "cute-ish" catchphrases but all of the awful bitterness and over-seriousness.) It reminded me that I would rather watch the Twins (even though I really can't watch them) during a third straight 90-loss season than ever go back to caring about the Vikings. Blech.

 Anywho, on to another attempt to thwart clinching the division at Target Field.

24 thoughts on “Game 157: Only Five More To Go After This”

  1. I like that they have the 'Hi Everybody' clip in the beginning of the TIBN game header. Class act that, Carneal.

  2. this Presley guy we got for Morneau....without looking at stats and such, seems like he Mastroianni but bats left handed.

  3. 'when you have 3 lefties in the bullpen, and one is your closer, you theoretically only have 2 lefties' ~ Dick Bremer

    no Mr Bremer, you still have three left handed pitchers in the bullpen.

    1. Listening to them bleat on about Duensing being in the mix for a starter job next season has very nearly killed my excitement for the 2014 season. Please, no.

  4. It was the fourth inning. The Twins led 1-0. Scott Diamond was pitching. He gave up a leadoff home run to Victor Martinez to tie the score. "Don't worry about it, Scott," called Rick Anderson soothingly. "Solo home runs won't hurt you."

    The next batter was Omar Infante. He also hit a home run, putting the Tigers ahead. "Don't worry about it, Scott," called Rick Anderson again. "Solo home runs won't hurt you."

    Thus encouraged, Diamond retired the next two batters. Then, following a single, Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer. Rick Anderson was livid. "Those $&#*(^% two-run homers!" he shouted. "They'll kill you every time!"

    We'll just have to settle for 71-91!

  5. Surprisingly, the Tigers aren't scoring much, but they got enough in one bad inning last night. Five games to go and there is still an outside chance that literally no improvement, recordwise, will be attained over last year. Even if the Twins win out (also very unlikely), what little improvement there might be has to be very disappointing to even the most optimistic of Twins followers. The real hope is for 2015 or 2016, I guess. In other words, I'm saying that next year will likely also be a 90 loss season.

    Losses Seasons
    91 1986 1993 *2013*
    92 1983 1998
    93 2000
    94 1997
    96 2012
    97 1999
    99 2011
    102 1982

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