The definition of “treading water” is: “a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing or rhythmic movements of the legs and arms”. Basically, treading water is the act of staying in one place despite a flurry of motion. The last two days, the Twins have provided a clinic in such a behavor.
Last night, Nick Blackburn pitches a complete game gem…
…and really gets the fans up and yelling at Target Field once again (I was one of them!).
…the offense once again goes dormant and gets shutout by Erik Bedard and Co. to lose yet another series.
Thus, essentially, we haven’t gained back any ground that we had lost before Blackie’s inspiring performance. Treading water.
Preview (16-32, 5th, 5.5 GB CWS): Harmon Killebrew Tribute at Target Field.