Caleb wrote that. What he lacks in sound analysis, he makes up for with sheer exuberance.
With the season one tenth done already, we press on, hoping that the second tenth is better than the first.
It's our annual "outside chore day", so I don't have much time to put this together, so no Twins on Leaderboards. Suffice to say, Mauer ha looked a lot like his old self, Sano is heating up, and Nolasco has already provided more value this year than his first two seasons combined.
Yes, the local nine are fading, but Miguel Sano is must-see TV. I could live with 2015 being 2001 in terms of significance.
Ervin Santana, who's been real up and down since he came back, faces Chi Chi Gonzalez, who is named Chi Chi. He's a spot starter, replacing Cole Hamels, who's been walking more and more guys as he climbs the ranks to the majors.
If you missed the game, I found the file footage of Yankees pitching
Miguel Sano's two run HR in the first was really something. (side not, how many times are we going to something like that over his career? 100? 150?) Taking borderline pitches to work the count then found a hanging cutter and crushed it over the CF wall and he didnt full extension of his arms!
Two runs is all Phil Hughes needed as he scattered 7 hits over 7 innings of work as the Twins moved to 52-44 on the season and gained a game on the Royals in the AL Central race. I dont like seeing Wild Card standings. The WC is a crap shoot. Winning divisions guarantees you 3 playoff games.
Kurt Suzuki flashed some of his 2014 form by knocking in two runs to pad the lead. Torii Hunter lined a HR in the 7th, then Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier blasted homers in the 8th to make it a laugher. Also of note Eddie Rosario hit 3 doubles.
I love when the Twins beat down an opponent, but there are two teams I really love to see them against: The White Sox and the Yankees. Yeah, this game was awesome. Lets do it again Saturday night!