Thursday, July 3, 2008


The Twins have AWESOME pitching. Baby Bradke (Kevin Slowey) had a complete game shutout in his last start, and now Hot Mauer (Nick Blackburn) pitched 7 shutout innings giving up only three hits. Slowey also gave up just three hits. Baker has been pitching sort of well, and he was good the other day. Boof got demoted to the bullpen. Hernandez got roughed up the other day, but usually he has pretty good run support. For some reason I almost NEVER see Perkins pitch. Anyone know if that's a good or bad thing?

Monroe: A lot of people are down on him, and his number aren't great, but I like him a lot. He's been great off the bench, and the Twins are 7-0 in games where he gets a homerun. He hits a lot of homeruns with people on the bases, only adding to his awesomeness.

Stupid Red Sox fans outvoted Twins fans in support of Justin Morneau. Apparently the power of the sideburns has extended to the east coast, though, because he was winning the All-Star race the last time I checked. It might have something to do with the fact that I can't name the Red Sox catcher, but I can name most of the rest of the team. Mauer just got lucky. (No, I'm not at all bitter about Morneau not being a starter.)


J. said...

I agree with you 100% on Monroe. He's got a great personality and he must bring some fire to that dugout. And when he hits homeruns, they're quite dramatic@

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Kirsten said...

Good to know I'm not the only one who occasionally looks beyond the numbers. I think Monroe had been great for this team. Now all he needs to do is smack Gomez and Casilla for sliding into first all the time.

The Star Tribune stole my idea for this post and wrote an article about the Twins pitching on Friday.

beth said...

The fact that you can't name the Red Sox catcher earns a lot of respect in my book. It reminds me of filling out my scorecard against the Yankees one day, when I couldn't remember the name of their shortstop.

The Canadian Curls (and grin!) don't get enough respect. (Although I like Joe Mauer, I still think both lads deserved to go to the ASG.)

Kirsten said...

Nice work. The Yankees fans must be sad, they are no longer the most ridiculous fans in the league.

One of these days he will get the respect he deserves. Then he can grin at them all and go out and hit 40 homeruns. Sadly the curls don't seem to be making a comeback.