Best Of The West?
Before this weekend series, the Texas Rangers were battling for first place in the AL West. They still are, but now do so just two games over .500 thanks to a three-game sweep by the Twins.
Boy, so far this season is shaping up pretty much like last year (with one key difference):
-Twins beat up on the AL Central (same as ’09)
-Twins cannot touch the AL East (same as ’09)
-Twins beat up on the AL West (different from ’09 and the reason why we are considered a much better team this season).
This bodes well for the start of a rather lengthy west coast road swing starting on Monday in Seattle.
-Scary moment at the end of Sunday night’s contest when Denard Span collided with Orlando Hudson on the final play of the game. Both were a bit slow to get up, with Hudson taking a really long time to get to his feet and likely not playing for a day or so. Don’t have any official word yet, but the loss of Hudson for any prolonged period would be a big blow to our infield configuration (Casilla playing every day is NOT something I am comfortable with).
Preview (30-20, 1st, 3.5 GA DET): Francisco Liriano (4-3, 3.17) vs. Doug Fister (3-2, 2.03)