Did the Twins lose painfully yesterday? Yes.
Did Cleveland also lose? Yes.
Are the Twins playing a middling-or-worse team this weekend? Yes.
Are the Indians also playing a middling-or-worse team this weekend? Yes.
Are there other questions I can ask, and then answer in the affirmative? Yes.
Am I going to do so? Yes.
Do the Twins still have a 3-game lead on the Indians? Yes.
Are they probably going to keep that lead through the weekend? Yes.
Do the Yankees have a TV network? Yes.
Has this been a fun season so far? Yes.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is that there's no real reason to be a nay-sayer. The Twins get a chance to play the Royals, at home, and hopefully they can make hay out of it. They can be hay-sayers, if you will.
Alright, I'm clearly sleep deprived or something. Sparkman vs. Perez tonight, and here's hoping we enjoy this weekend of baseball!
Beautiful night for a game. Hughes is pitching, AMR'S favorite manager is doing the "receivers as pitchers" thing...
We're gonna see a win tonight, I can feel it.
Hey everybody! It's been a while. Ahem.
A newly rejuvenated Kevin Correia takes the mound for the Twins today. Some of what's transpired over the past couple of starts is probably smoke and mirrors, but as long as the Twins aren't going to bring up either of the pitchers we really want to see (no offense, Mr. Pino), the pitchers we've got right now might as well not suck. As such, I'm happy with any positive steps Correia makes, if only to augment his trade value a bit.
Andre Rienzo takes the mound for the Sox. He has been pretty horrible this year so far (lots of home runs, lots of walks, not all that many strikeouts), and he looks like the sort that the Twins could feast on. He's one of only two Brazillian players, though, so he's got that going for him.
I foresee a high scoring game in which the Twins manage to pull away in the 5th inning.
The winning streak is only at three games, but it feels a lot more substantial than that. Optimism reigns supreme. I'm thinking it's not too late for the Twins to be buyers at the deadline.
Kluber vs. Correia tonight. I have a good feeling about this one.
Sanchez against Deduno? That didn't go so well the first time. Then again ol' Sam has a 1.50 ERA since then, and since a lot of his other peripherals are sketchy at best, that's the stat I'm choosing to optimistically cherry pick.