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Ouch

Yep. The above video is pretty much what the Twins/Blue Jays opener looked like last night (minus the cartoon beeps and boops, although they wouldn’t have been out of place).  Except it was the Jays doing all the home-run smacking, just like they did against us last year.

It’s always a stinger to lose on Opening Day, but the season is long.  Last year, we lost to the Angels in Game 1 and then took the next three.

Hopefully today, Frankie Liriano can MISS some bats instead of hitting them.

Preview (0-1, T-3, 1.0 GB CWS): Francisco Liriano (0-0, 0.00) vs. Kyle Drabek (0-0, 0.00).

Based Loaded (Etc.)

Long ago, there was a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that looked like this:

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Then came this…

bl2.jpg And then, finally…

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If you were to add a few more sequels to that list, it would pretty much describe the Twins’ loss today against the Royals. I believe that we had six at-bats with the bases loaded in the game, and ended up with five runs (not bad, but not good enough, either). The positive take, of course, is that we had all those guys on base in the first base

Not helping matters was the fact that Carl Pavano didn’t have anything (Yankees fans are saying “tell us something we don’t know” right now). He got rocked in the third inning, then didn’t do much better in the fourth and was quickly removed.  The bullpen (until Crain, but more on that later) did a great job of keeping the Twins in the game after Pavano’s pounding, but those bases-loaded chances fell by the wayside one too many times to ever even the slate.

Notes:

-Well, the first Jesse Crain sighting (blowing a close game) has occurred.  Many more to come.

-Speaking of retro baseball video games, this is pretty cool:

 

Preview (9-4, 1st, 1.5 GA DET): Off Monday; Tuesday: Justin Masterson (0-1, 2.45) vs. Kevin Slowey (1-1, 3.48)

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