“Cycling” Back Up
I had to work until 10:00 tonight, so here was my Twins baseball experience:
I got into my car to head home and turned on the radio to hear that the Twins were down 9-4. I was pretty frustrated and wondering who was blowing it this time (had I known it was Jesse Crain I probably would have driven into the ditch in anger!). However, as I was driving home, the Twins began to rally in the bottom of the eighth inning on big RBI hits from Mike Redmond and Denard Span. With two on and two out, Justin Morneau was intentionally walked so that the Angels could face Jason Kubel instead. Big mistake, as on just the second pitch of the at-bat, Kubel launched a moonshot into the upper deck to give the Twins an 11-9 lead in another dramatic home-field comeback. I’m glad I was pulling into my driveway at the time or I probably would have gotten into an accident with all the hollering I was doing (Kubel is my favorite Twins batter)! Only moments later did I realize that the grand salami completed the cycle for Jason…pretty sweet!
Preview (5-7, 4th, 2.0 GB KCR): Darren Oliver (0-0, 2.45) vs. Kevin Slowey (1-0, 7.94). A little more Dome magic, anyone?!