Taylor's Twins Talk

Focusing on the Twins, with a few ramblings on other things that catch my attention

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What a Night

Baseball has a way of jerking you around. Tonight was one of those nights, in a big way. At one point earlier this evening, about halfway through the Twins game, three really good things were happening: 1.) the Twins were winning; 2.) the Tigers were losing, again, to the Yankees; 3.) the White Sox were inexplicably losing to the Devil Rays. And then...

As I write this, the White Sox haven't actually finished off the D-Rays, but they've scored 3 runs in the 8th to take the lead (and did anyone actually trust the D-Rays bullpen to hold onto this thing?), and it certainly looks like they're on the way to a victory. That means the Twins will go into tomorrow trailing in the Wild Card by 1.5 games.

But ya know what? The Twins are still in good shape, for a lot of reasons. First, Johan Santana is starting tomorrow, in the metrodome, and generally he doesn't lose in the Metrodome. Hopefully the bats can do something to help him. Second, just as Radke goes down, Garza and Bonser BOTH put up two consecutive solid starts. That is very encouraging, and while they aren't going to be solid every time out, I'll take 2 out of 3. Third, this lineup can still do damage, although only Cuddyer is demonstrating that against these powerhouse Royals.

The moral of the story? Things could be worse; after all, we could be Red Sox fans.


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