Sunday, June 24, 2007

Twins take care of Marlins

Overall, it was a good series against the Marlins, with more interesting interleague play. Here are some memorable moments:

Friday, June 22nd: Without question this was the most costly game of the series. Not just because of the loss, but even more so due to Morneau's injury. A scary injury with Morneau still in the hospital and no word yet when he'll return to the line-up. This is not good news when we are at the beginning of a 17 game stretch without a day off. Heal quickly Morneau! You're not Wally Pipp! (Late in the Twins game Saturday, Morneau sent a simple text message "Wally Pipp--referring to a player who lost his position to Lou Gehrig when he was injured).

Saturday, June 23rd: Lots of hitting and good pitching from Silva. Hunter, hitting a triple, double, and single, came just short of hitting for the cycle. Why aren't we signing him?

Sunday, June 24th: Another jewel from Santana. This time, Santana, the hitter, connected for a stand-up triple. I love seeing the smile on his face that tells you the guy is having a good time. The smile was there when he hit the triple and then with each strike-out that he threw. Mauer hit 2 home runs and Bartlett stole 2 bases. Interesting line-up trying to compensate for injuries...and later for Cuddyer and Gardy's ejections. For a moment there in the 4th, I thought Santana was going to get in trouble with the ump.

Now the Twins return home for just 4 home games. Then they're off for Detroit, Yankees, and Chicago. It seems set to be a pivotal road trip.

But first, let's take care of Toronto.

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