Winter is over. Baseball is here.
Winter is over. Baseball is here.
Previously, on Twins Baseball...
Chief Balfour: You're a loose cannon, Molitor! You can't put Mejia on the case. He's inconsistent as a damn one eyed owl!
Molitor: He's inconsistent, like a fox. I like the kid. I believe in him.
I'm doing yard work on this beautiful, crisp spring day.
Santana vs. Kluber.
Joe Mauer is good, Nuñez is surprisingly good. Park hits dingers. There's your Twins on Leaderboards.
Two nine game losing streaks in the first quarter season would be a bad look. Let's win one here.
How about that?
The Twins are on a winning streak! Only two games but I'll take it.
Cy Young Award winning Corey Kluber throws for Cleveland. Since this years lineup is mostly the same as last year, lets go back and look what Kluber did against the Twins.
2014-09-21 @MIN W 8.0 7 2 2 1 14 0
2014-09-11 MIN W 8.1 8 2 2 0 7 0
2014-08-21 @MIN L 7.0 6 3 3 4 8 1
That jumbled mass of number says Kluber was very good against the locals. Mike Pelfrey goes for Minnesota. Lets hope he makes it at least 6 innings and keeps the run total low.
[Yawning and stretching]
Whaaa? A game already? Well, okay. Whatever...
The Twinkles started the first of this six game road trip off right, and hope to continue today. However, the Wahoos are sending the Klubot to the mound, but the Twins are countering with their Gibsmo. It's a battle for the future of mankind!!!!11 Or, it's just 2 middling AL central teams (yes, Cleveland, that's right, you can pack those hopes away for another season) playing a game for the literally hundreds of people that are going to show up at the park.
Oy. If I didn't have the Hope Springs Eternal optimism of some of the other Citizens to buoy my spirits somewhat, I'd certainly have sunk into a deep despondency long ago. That said: Oy.
The hometown nine have managed a single win during this homestand after suffering their 10th (!) shutout of the season, and are in the midst of some ridiculous number of consecutive scoreless innings. But really, when you think about, there's... um, if you-- well, erm. Yeah.
A lot of Citizens in attendance today, so let's try not to harsh their mellows, eh? To do so, the Twins send Staff Ace Phil Hughes™ to the mound. However, the Wahoos counter with Kluber, who's been none too shabby himself. If you like low scoring affairs,
good thing you're a Twins fan this has the makings of a duel.
Oh yeah, and no TV today.
Big Pelf faces Corey Kluber.
I don't want to overstate the healing power of baseball here, but I need this game. The last couple of days since Nayasha's death have been harsh as reality starts to set in. Baseball, though, brings me together with you folks, with my wife (who's been humoring me by watching more games lately) and with Pat Neshek, who routinely helps me board the train to the next level on Candy Crush Saga (really).
Though I'm not totally hopeless, I doubt we'll stick this close to .500 much longer, specifically with Pelfrey up there. Still, I need this game, and I'm anxious for it to start.
Go Twins. Surprise me a little.
In the latest exhibition for a possible better future for these teams, Esmerling Vasquez plays host to Corey Kluber.
I'm not entirely sure I'll watch much of it. I'm half-heartedly watching football, wondering if it'll take this season. I'm not sure that's what I want to do, though, because as apathetic as these Twins make me feel, they're going to be gone for six months in just a few weeks, and I'm not going to be happy about that, no matter how I feel right now.
I don't know. I just don't know. There's fun to be had in watching terrible officials take forever to make the wrong call, but bad baseball can be amusing, too. Or maybe it's time to start watching the games with playoff ramifications...