Superdrag – Do The Vampire

I have played a song or two from this concert before but while we are on a middling sound quality kick I had might as well play another. Superdrag will go down as a unfairly forgotten band of the 90's because of "Sucked Out". They deserved better.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4fhjN-NtG0

Maybe the Twins, too, could be like Vampires... and come back from the dead....

/boooooooo/

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Minor Details: Games of 6/29

Pawtucket 4, Rochester 1 in Pawtucket.  The Red Sox scored three in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie.  The Red Wings had only two hits in the game, both singles, and struck out fourteen times.  Eric Hacker gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk in 5.2 innings to take the loss.

Portland 4, New Britain 3 in Portland.  The Sea Dogs’ Alex Hassan led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off homer off Bruce Pugh.  Five Rock Cats had one hit each.  Bobby Lanigan gave up three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings.  Tony Davis pitched 1.2 scoreless innings despite giving up a hit and four walks.

St. Lucie at Ft. Myers.  Postponed.  Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader this evening.

Beloit 14, Clinton 5 in Clinton.  The Snappers scored eight runs in the third.  Michael Gonzales hit two homers and a single, driving in five and raising his average to .305.  Jairo Perez had a homer and two singles, raising his average to .406 in 64 at-bats.  Daniel Santana had two singles and a double, Wang-wei Lin singled and doubled, and Nate Roberts had two hits.  Ryan O’Rourke got the win, striking out six in five innings while giving up two runs on five hits and a walk.

Elizabethton 4, Johnson City 3 in Johnson City.  The Twins scored two in the eighth to take a 4-1 lead, then hung on.  Eddie Rosario hit two solo homers to raise his average to .395 in 38 at-bats.  Matej Hejma hit a two-run homer in the eighth.  David Hurlbut was the winner, giving up a run on five hits in five innings.  Bart Carter struck out four in two shutout innings.  Madison Boer pitched the final 1.1 innings, giving up a hit and striking out two for the save.

GCL Rays 2, Twins 0 at Twins.  The Twins out-hit the Rays 7-4.  Phillip Chapman and Kelly Cross each had two hits.  Hein Robb struck out six in four hitless innings, walking two.  Cole Johnson pitched two shutout innings.  Mark Trau took the loss, giving up a run on a hit and two walks.

DSL Twins 5, Diamondbacks 2 at Twins.  The Twins scored three in the first and two in the seventh.  Ernesto Ciprian had a triple and two singles, driving in three.  Ronald Jimenez had two hits.  Jose Abreu pitched four shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.  Felix Jorge and Elias Villasana each pitched two shutout innings, with Jorge striking out four.  Yeison Florentino retired the final two batters of the game to get the save.

Walt Mink – Stood Up

walt mink is one of my favorites that also suffers from a lack of decent live videos. i considered playing them back on my guest DJ week, but the lack of quality material prevented me. el producto was ubiquitous during the greatest summer of my life, and should have been their breakthrough album (it even got a 10.0/10.0 from pitchfork, back when pitchfork was this little website that you'd probably never heard of). unfortunately, success stayed just around the corner, and they disbanded in 1997. in all its phasey glory, walt mink:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbnmxDSjifI
i also encourage you to go out and find their studio werks. best band named after a macalester professor in the business.

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Game 79 Recap: How about them dodgers?

Twins 1, Dodgers ZERO
WP: Light Rail
LP: De La Rosa
SAVE! Matt "I'll Busta" Capps (13)
Twins record: 34-45, 8.5 games out of first NOT LAST IN THE AL CENTRAL!!ONEOENEOENEOQN!O!NIW

Fangraphs knows scottie baker wasn't looking at the bullpen.

Well, well, well, a save on a wednesday? My goodness gracious, let's take a look at the king of the savers race. The Beard is racking up saves like nobody's business. He currently owns the top spot with 24 saves. We would have to drop six spots on the leader board to find someone in the league that counts but I really don't care that much.

Player A .281 / .304 / .303 / .607 ops+69
Player B .296 / .320 / .336 / .655 ops+79

Just looking at their rookie seasons I'd think these dudes are brothers from another mother. In other news, Scott Baker tossed an absolute gem today. So did De La Rosa for that matter. If you tuned into this one late you missed the scoring action. Sweet Ben hit a lead off triple and was driven in by Nishioka's swinging bunt. That was it. I never doubted the Twins for a second on this one, matt capps excepted. When the camera flashed on Joe Nathan during the ninth I found myself longing for the good old days, and wondering if we'll see Joe back in the closer role before the end of the season.

Go see some art on paper at the walker. 50/50, up 'til July 17, half curated by the unwashed masses, half by experts:

Featuring some 200 works hung salon-style, 50/50 is at once an experiment in crowd curation and an exploration of the Walker’s collection, with each of the two sections filling half the gallery space. This shared exchange sparks a range of questions about the dynamics between “audience” and “expert,” or between curatorial practice and so-called “mass taste.” It also touches on a broader contrast between the act of making aesthetic judgments in an online context and the experience of looking at and thinking about art up close, without time constraints.

2011 Game 79: Twins v Trustee aka in re Dodgers

Late night reports from Target field hint that the hometown 9 25 do indeed have a pulse. But questions remain:

Will the Twins win the series?
Does Jim Thome really watch reruns of the Mod Squad in the clubhouse?
Why haven't Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau hugged lately?
If Joe Nathan throws 93 mph from a train leaving Eighth Street, at what time does he arrive home?
Who the hell is Rubby De La Rosa, and why do I feel dirty when I say it out loud?
Will Nishioka eat grits?
Does Scott Baker look at the bullpen out of respect for Bert?
Will these questions ever be answered?

Pitching:
Rubby De La Rosa pitching against Twin's undeniable champion, ace, and all around nice guy, Scott Baker.

Lineups:

Twins:
1. Revere 8
2. Nishioka 6
3. _auer 2
4. Righthanded w/ power 9
5. Thome Bench spot saver
6. Dani 5
7. Hughes 3
8. Repko 7
9. Tolbot 4

Orphans:
1. Gwynn 7
2. Blake 5
3. Ethier 9
4. Dairy Brand 8
5. Lonely 3
6. Uribe 4
7. Thames DH
8. Navarro 2
9. Gordon 6

Go Twins!

Minor Details: Games of 6/28

Pawtucket 8, Rochester 6 in Pawtucket.  The Red Wings led 6-0 after three and a half innings.  Steve Singleton singled and tripled.  Dustin Martin singled and doubled.  Aaron Bates had two hits, raising his average to .333.  Andrew Baldwin allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings.  He struck out seven and walked none.  Cole DeVries allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings to take the loss.

New Britain 2, Portland 1 in Portland (Game 1—9 innings—Scheduled 7 innings).  Deibinson Romero homered to lead off the top of the ninth.  Brian Dozier had two doubles and a single.  Liam Hendriks gave up one run on seven hits and a walk in six innings.  Deolis Guerra struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit and getting the win.  Tyler Robertson gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth to get the save.

Portland 12, New Britain 5 in Portland (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Sea Dogs scored seven in the sixth to break a 5-5 tie.  Yangervis Solarte singled and doubled, raising his average to .330.  Chris Parmelee also singled and doubled.  Mark Dolenc had two hits.  Each of the three Rock Cats pitchers surrendered four runs, with Blake Martin giving up four hits and a walk in two innings, Jake Stevens six hits and two walks in three innings, and Michael Tarsi four hits and a walk in one inning.

Ft. Myers 9, Charlotte 8 in Ft. Myers.  The Stone Crabs scored seven in the eighth to overcome a 7-1 deficit, but the Miracle got two in the ninth to win.  Ramon Santana singled to drive in the tying run and scored on a Jon Goncalves double.  Oswaldo Arcia had two doubles.  Aaron Hicks, Nick Romero, and Jamaal Hawkins each had two hits.  Logan Darnell gave up just an unearned run on eight hits and a walk in six innings.  Matt Hauser surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk in 1.2 innings and was credited with the win.

Clinton 4, Beloit 3 in Clinton (12 innings).  Jairo Perez had two singles and a double to raise his average to .390.  Daniel Ortiz singled and tripled.  Adrian Salcedo gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in 6.2 innings.  Clinton Dempster struck out four in two hitless innings, walking two.  Nelvin Fuentes allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk to take the loss.

Johnson City 8, Elizabethton 7 in Johnson City.  The Cardinals scored in the bottom of the eighth to break a 7-7 tie.  Miguel Sano hit a home run, two doubles, and a single.  Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer.  Cesar Ciurcina surrendered five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks in two innings.  Derek Christensen gave up an unearned run on three hits, striking out three in three innings to take the loss.  The Twins made seven errors.

GCL Orioles at Twins.  Postponed.

DSL Twins 5, Padres 3 at Padres.  The Twins scored three in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie.  Erick Gonzalez doubled and tripled, driving in three.  Melciades De La Cruz pitched four hitless innings, giving up a walk and striking out seven.  Francisco Nunez gave up a run on two hits in 1.1 innings to get the win.  Edgar Martinez worked a perfect ninth for the save.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.