In The Big Inning
Besides the pun, I could have just as easily titled this blog post “Out Of Our League”, as that is exactly what the Twins are when playing the Angels.
Yesterday, it was the pitching of John Lackey shutting us down. Today, it was one inning that led to our undoing.
In the bottom of the fourth, with the Twins actually leading 2-0 thanks to a Jason Kubel dinger, the Angels scored nine runs against Nick Blackburn and R.A. Dickey. At one point, after the Izturis home run, Gardy actually turned his back to the field in disgust (I thought he was going to stroke out.
This was probably the most action that happened all day (from a Twins fans’ perspective, of course):
A week ago, while the Twins were still in the thick of things in the AL Central (how quickly things can change, huh?), I purchased tickets to the Monday and Tuesday night games next week against the White Sox. Now, I’m just hoping that the division isn’t already cinched up by then.
Preview (48-50, 3rd, 2.0 GB CWS): Anthony Swarzak (2-3, 4.15) vs. Ervin Santana (3-5, 7.29). I fully expect a sweep, so a victory would just be icing at this point.