Friday, September 16, 2011

Casual Friday

Whew, finally a team we can handle! Not one that is leading its division or one that we're fighting for second place. A nice, gentle bottom-dweller with a losing streak.

Ubaldo was our man today, getting his 4th win with us and 10th overall. He only gave up one earned run in 6.1 innings and struck out 4.

Since we've been pitching our baby relievers against Texas, Sipp, Pestano and Chris Perez came in tonight. Sipp of course gave up some runs for Ubaldo (he's always giving up other guys' runs!) and then one for himself. Pestano was lights-out, of course. Perez...I dunno, he doesn't seem to be set up for being a closer anymore. Seems to falter when he doesn't get enough work. Tonight he gave up 2 runs with a 3-run lead. WTF?

Oh well. Don't forget to keep up with the :60 Seconds With Pure Rage videos on The Dugout Sports Show site.

Had a couple of new heroes tonight, as will happen with this team. Donald was out and Asdrubal back in, but still no production from Asdrubal. Also nothing from Fukudome who was leading off.

Kipnis was second and playing second. He went 2 for 5 with a double. According to Mike Hegan, Kipnis is all healed up!

Thome went 2 for 4 with a HOMER! His second with us this year! They gave him a standing ovation on his first at-bat (not a homer) which is nice. Did we do that on his first game back to Cleveland or did we boo him? I hope we booed him. Because we're sore like that.

Santana got a homer too and now leads the team with 24. Actually he passed up Asdrubal the other day when he got 23. Oh well...Santana is, after all, the guy who is supposed to be leading the team in home runs. Asdrubal's total is still amazing considering his other years.

Lonnie Chisenhall was unstoppable until his last at-bat, going 3 for 4 tonight, getting 2 RBI and scoring 2! He had a piece of heads-up baserunning turning a single into a single plus a base on an error, then came around to score!

Sweet Lou was great at the plate and on the bases tonight. He went 2 for 4 and got 2 RBI, and also stole a base. He did get caught stealing once as well but made up for it by throwing a guy out.
That was for you, fan!
I hope tomorrow's game is as refreshing as today's was, with hitting and scoring and such. Two guys with similar records, Jeanmar Gomez versus Anthony Swarzak. Our team is better nonny nonny!

A rare Saturday noon game - noon in Minnesota, of course. So 1:10 here. Nope, not on fancy TV just on STO.

See you there!

Radio Chatter:
"I don't think anybody really knows what's wrong with Joe Mauer."
- Tom Hamilton

"Lots of Svenolis and Elkas here tonight. [...] They're not enjoying this."
- Tom Hamilton impressed with the size of the crowd

- Tom Hamilton on Asdrubal's slump

"A lot of people here are dressed like the movie 'Fargo'. A lot of blankets, a lot of Elmer Fudd hats."
- Tom Hamilton

1 comment:

  1. I read your blog after every game and I love it :) sometimes I feel like I could write some of your posts and you always make me laugh with your comments on some players!
    Thanks for always making my after games nice, even after a tough loss!