Monday, April 30, 2012

Soggy, Series Recap, and Other Notes

The Twins and the Royals share last place in all of MLB with a .286 winning percentage. It's a good thing they have each other to beat up on.

Quick notes about the series:
  • Our old friend Jose Mijares earned the win for KC on Friday. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
  • Jason Marquis earned a "quality start"  for the Twins on Sunday. I'm also not sure how I feel about that -- namely because I really don't like the criteria for "quality start" (6 or more innings with 3 or fewer earned runs). But, hey, it's still better than the all-too-familiar "crappy start."
  • Josh Willingham wants us all to love him.
Early last week, when I discovered that I didn't really have plans for the weekend, I decided to hit up StubHub for some Twins tickets. Of course, I picked Saturday's game.

When my family and I left for Target Field, it was raining and we knew there was a chance that the game could be delayed.

Sure enough, when we arrived, the game was in a delay. So we found a dry, wind-protected place to stand. We ate some garlic fries (ok, kind of cold and a bit too garlicky) and drank some hot chocolate (excellent) and hung out. We talked to other fans and some vendors. And by the time they officially called the game, we realized that we'd had a really good time.

So the moral of the story is that Target Field is awesome, even if you don't get to see baseball.

Injury Watch
Joe Mauer took a foul ball off the inside of his knee on Sunday. It looked like he was in quite a bit of pain. He had been in every inning of every game so far this season, but he'll miss Monday's game. Hopefully, he'll be available to pinch hit if necessary. He's hoping to be in the lineup again on Tuesday.

Glen Perkins was unavailable out of the bullpen on Friday because he had fallen down the stairs at home and banged up his leg a little. He's fine; he pitched on Sunday. He tweeted a little update for everyone:
Roster Moves
Ben Revere was optioned back to AAA Rochester on Saturday to make room for the return of Josh Willingham from paternity leave. The timing kind of stunk; Sunday was the Ben Revere autographed bat giveaway day. 

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