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Well folks, it all comes down to this. Four games that will likely determine the course of the 2009 American League Central division. The Tigers are playing like they have all season (up and down, just waiting for someone to pass them), while the Twins are on fire when not facing Mr. Grienke and his practically unhittable stuff (just ask Jason Kubel). Of course, the great equalizer is Comerica Park, where the Tigers have played even better than the Twins have at the Dome this season.
This is what September baseball is all about!
Preview (81-74, 2nd, 2.0 GB DET): Nick Blackburn (11-11, 4.18) vs. Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.14).
On another note, Ozzie The Nut is at it again.
http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=chw (Click on Ozzie Rips White Sox)
These kind of rants… are exactly why I hate this guy so much. If I were a player (even one that might very well be in the doldrums), I would be personally offended by that type of language and the kinds of names he calls people. I wonder how the truly professional Sox like Konerko, Dye, and the now-departed Thome feel about that kind of bull crap?
Can anything go wrong for the Minnesota Twins right now (especially with Chicago in town)?!
After the game ended in dramatic fashion, with Jose Morales pinch hitting with two outs and a man on third in the bottom of the ninth and getting a solid base hit to win the game, I began thinking of all the remarkable occurences that transpired over those nine innings:
-For starters, Jeff Manship held the Sox to just one earned run over five innings. Yep, Jeff Manship, facing guys like A.J., Konerko, and Dye got the job done.
-Jon Rauch (recently acquired from Arizona) made just his second appearance in the white pinstripes, pitched a scoreless ninth inning, and got his second win of the season. I believe it took Francisco Liriano about two months to get to two wins!
-Michael Cuddyer once again clubbed two bombs in one game. We’re turning this place back into the Homerdome yet!
-And finally, there’s Jose Morales, the hero himself. In his first at-bat since God knows when (a month or two at least), Morales didn’t allow himself to be cowed by the pressure situation and just got good wood on the ball. A new hero emerges every night, it seems.
The only thing to go wrong tonight was Jose Mijares and Matt Guerrier combining to blow a late-inning lead, but that only set the stage for all the dramatics (so maybe they just have a keen sense of theatre)!
Preview (67-65, 2nd, 3.5 GB DET): Mark Buerhle (11-7, 3.89) vs. Brian Duensing (2-1, 4.37). Let’s make Buerhle’s last Dome start a “memorable” one for him.