The reason I couldn't post earlier is because I went to the Champps in Maple Grove to see Michael Cuddyer, Glen Perkins, and Scott Baker at one of their Unplugged events. More about that later.
First the Pirates series.
Tuesday: Twins 8 - Pirates 2
Wednesday: Twins 2 - Pirates 8
Thursday: Twins 5 - Pirates 1
So, didn't it seem like Tuesday's and Wednesday's game were mirror images of each other? I mean, more so than the score shows?
It was nice that the boys gave Perkins some run support on his first day back from the DL on Tuesday.
I am a little annoyed with the bullpen for Wednesday's performance. When Liriano left, we were still "in the game" -- only down by two. And then the bullpen stunk it up. Oh well, it wouldn't have mattered anyway, because the rest of the boys weren't doing much either.
Blackburn must have been annoyed with the bullpen too, because Thursday he took matters into his own hands and tossed a beautiful complete game. And it was oh so close to a shutout, with the Pirates hitting a double and then a single with two outs in the ninth to score that only run. Nice work Blackie. I'll take a performance like that anytime.
So I met up with fellow bloggers For the Love of the Game, Lipgloss & Baseball, KC Baseball Blog, and Tricia for the Unplugged appearance at Champps. It was a great time. I loved meeting the gals. Cuddy, Perk, and Scotty were fun. It was packed. Some old woman told us we were making too much noise, but we totally weren't; she was an old hag.
I only had my lame cell phone camera so these are the only pictures I have:
There they are waaaay in the back. Cuddy's wearing orange. Scotty's to his left, and Perk is on the far left.
Standing in line for autographs, but we were denied. Boo. :-(
But Cuddy totally made up for it by doing a magic trick with For the Love.
By the way, go visit For the Love's blog because she had a kickass camera that had a kickass zoom and some crazy rapid motion thing and she took a zillion kickass pictures. Her's are way better than mine.