Sunday, June 29, 2008

Spectacular Slowey's Shutout

And this is why I love Kevin Slowey.

Twi nnz: 5 Mil Walk E: 0 (Thats right, ZERO)

Pitching a shutout, going up against the ace for Millwaukee, Kicking ass: all add up to a perfect game.

Young even hit a homerun! And Gardee put Lamb in the lineup (wow. He looks like crap with that beard) and HE hit a single. Gomez had a great catch and RBI triple to add to the party.

Twins are back on a winning streak and 1/2 game behind Chicago (if they lose).

Boof, I feel a bit sad for you out there isolated from your starter friends, so I decided to photoshop you.

I'm in the mood for some Boof Berry...*ick*

Kevin Slowey sure showed some class today...I hope the other pitchers catch on to his awesome-ness....except Blackburn...he is already awesome...

A fun ride

And the streak is over. I am kind of glad (well, sad that we didn't win..), but we all knew we were gunna lose sometime and all of us were getting nervous on when that would be. So now the pressure is all off...and we can start a new streak!

Twins had a great game Friday with homers by Kubel, Casilla, and the most important homer, Mauer's. It was starting to get ugly when Milwaukee lead 6-3...but like always, the Twins rallied back to make the game exciting. And Mauer's homer capped it all off.

Yesterday's game is when our offense went dead. 3 hits and we nearly got shutout until the 9th inning homer from Kubel. Then again...Hernandez didn't pitch bad, and Milwaukee only got 8 the Twins could have beat them (If Casilla and Cuddy were in the line-up).

Today is Slowey's day so I am going to have a great afternoon in the recliner watching the game. Last day of 2008 interleague, lets make it a great one.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Super Sweepz

I am so excited for the Twins, but I am keeping this short because nobody wants to jinx anything here.

Morneau, you suck one day, then the next you are the superstar. You won that game for us yesterday and you should be very proud. ...And Mike Redmond, without his beautiful tag that kept the Twins in the lead, they may have lost.

And No forgetting about Baker. Not only did he pitch great...He got his first Major League Hit and His first Major League Run Scored (he scored from second!!).

Thoughts: I saw that secret handshake of Gosilla's like 50 times yesterday and Everytime I see it I laugh on how cute those two are together.

That game was a great game both ways. I love the games where the Twins are down and rebound to come back to win. It makes you just love baseball a teensy bit more...

Up next is Red Hot Twins against the Red Hot Milwaukee Brewers...C'mon Twins...we want 1st place!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

First Place, Here we come

Eight in a row. EIGHT in a row. ONE HALF game behind Chicago. *Excitement!*

Harris, you must be eating like 2 steaks a day. 2 homers in 2 days! Amazing! Both breaking the Twins out of a tie.

When the Padres scored 3 runs in 2 innings, I was beginning to worry until we scored 3 in the 3rd inning and Perkins gave up no more runs in the rest of his innings pitched. And when we got the score to 6-3, I knew we were gunna win. I mean, we are the Twins on a roll here...

Poor Justin Morneau...2 errors in 1 game (well, it was one error, but the popfly one should have been ruled as an error). How does a major leaguer's glove break in the middle of a game? How do you miss a pop fly?

Craig Monroe hit a 2 run homerun as a pinch hitter. He is so good at that job. Coming in the game in the late innings and drilling one over the fence.

Perkins, you did well. After the 2nd inning, you were just cruising along. And you got the win. Whoo Hoo Perkins!

One more game and we head back to the Metrodome. Keep it going Twins!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

7 Straight!

Wow. How magical the Twins can be. They were just on a 6 game losing streak 2 weeks ago and now they are on a 7 game winning streak!

Last nights game was very boring until later in the game (i.e. The 9th inning). Harris and Buscher both drove one over the fence. Not to mention those homers were back to back.

I was so dissapointed when they had Slowey bunt. DIDN'T YOU SEE HOW HE HIT LAST TIME? Now Slowey won't be able to hit the rest of the season since our last interleague game is at home. However, he did a great job pitching (Heck, when DOESN'T he?), but unfortunatly he gave up one run and so Reyes got the win.

The Twins won, but sadly the White Sox also won leaving the Twins hovering at 1.5 games back. Twins are 5 games over .500, the highest they have been. And what's this? Cleveland nearly in last place of the Central Division? (Probably because they just got Rincon)

One more thing: Twins did awesome hitting against Mr. Cy Young Peavy. Peavy is weird and scares me....
For one, he looks like he is going to throw up, and for 2, Don't his blue eyes just pierce you?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

6 in a Row

This feels Great. Sox Losing, Twins Winning, All 5 pitchers getting a win (and Livan got 2!). And tomorrow's an off day. What more could Gardee ask for? (probably first place)

We are only 2.5 games back and if the sox lose, then we are 1.5 games back from 1st place. 1.5 games! We were just 6.5 games back! The Twins winning puts me in happy spirits.

We do have to give some credit to the Cubs. They are the ones that are helping us climb the ladder up to first place. So all I can say is: SWEEP EM' CUBS! SWEEP EM!

Up next we play San Diego. I think we are gunna end up winning 9 streight! We are doing AWESOME!

Kudos to the Twins pitchers. They are the ones who have carried the Twins through this 6 game winning streak. The bullpen has also done pretty well too.

Keep it up Twins. I can't wait for the SD series!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Twins win: Times 2

The Twins are finally going on a winning streak. Can you hear the Twins fans rejoice?

Ju Mo hit his 11th homerun on Tuesday. (He probably didn't like sharing the Top of the Homerun Club with Kubel.)

Yesterday, My Slowey pitched awesomly for the win, and Justin Morneau batted in 3. In my mind, he's not that far behind Josh Hamilton for the RBI leaders.

This is not about the Twins, but it will BLOW your MIND:
Sidney Ponson got traded to the YANKEES. Yes, the terrible Sydney Ponson that pitched for Minnesota Last year, and yes, to the New York Yankees (you know, they team that only takes in good people) I guess they consider Ponson

That is mindboggling.

Twins are looking for a sweep, and I think they'll get it.(ha ha Delmy has bragging rights!)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Welcome Back Buscher!

Buscher, you make Twins fans very happy. I love when guys come up from AAA and kick ass.

And: WHY wasn't Cuddyer in the line-up? He hit an *unofficial* Innie and drove in 2 runs (besides himself). He is soooo magical....

Today, Baker was cooking up strikeouts (ha ha!funny Joke right?! *sarcasm*). He struck out a career tying high, 9 batters. He also got FOUR strikeouts in 1 inning. This is the first for a Twin!

Cuddy was back today and made an awesome sliding catch and then threw to Morneau for the DP. He also almost got hit again while at bat and had to take a deep breath before coming back into the batters box.

Gardy got ejected for the 8th time yesterday as he was upset how Harris didn't get time and the pitcher through right past him. I was like: WHAAAAAAT? And Brenden was dazed. The umpire must have been going: Man, I wish I could slide down that beer slide over there...

Kubel hit his 10th Homerun tying him with Justin Morneau. Whoa, Kubel, Whoa! Justin, you better start hitting them over the fence if you want to be the Twins's HR King...

Today is an offday, and Blackburn was pushed back to Saturday. So now we have Mr. I-can't-pitch-anymore pitching for us tomorrow against the Nats. (P.S. In case you don't know, It's Livan)

I had a weird dream last night that I was driving Justin Morneau's car and we were laughing at Delmon Young. NOT KIDDING.

.... I WISH I was driving his car....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

ILY, Slowey.

Ha Ha Ha. Walking Lamb to get to Slowey was SUCH a bad Idea. Won't you ever learn that Slowey is the best hitter ever as of Friday? Tsk Tsk Tsk, Milwaukee, Tsk Tsk Tsk.

Watch out baseball. This guy can pitch and *ta da!* HIT!

Brilliant Friday the 13th win.

That double Sloweee hit to the wall was amazing. He can really turn on the ball.. :)

Everything Slowey did yesterday was amazing. He is so awesome and thats why I LUV him!

As of now the Twins are tied up with the bases loaded and if they don't score....we don't even deserve the game. BTW, Nice Blown Save Nathan...

I hope Baker hits a Homer in tomorrow's game. That would be awesome fo shizz.

Also, Welcome back BRIAN BUSCHER!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Curse of the Rincon

Well, apparently Juan Rincon's absence really effected the Twins because they got smacked by the Indians in a 12-2 loss. I truely believe that he was very pissed and decided to secretly put weakning formula in the Twins players' drinks while, as he says, "cleaning out his locker".

He obviously missed Holy Macri's and Justin More-no's drinks because they were the ones who actually did something.

Macri (I like to say, Macaroni) hit his first Major League Homerun yesterday. Wow, he's played in, what, 10 games maybe? He got a homer in 10 games against Youngs Homer within a 2.5 month span. I just think that Young could do better, so that is why I talk so bad about him. I also just realized that Macri has Bartlett's old number. Fascinating.

Hernandez....sucked. Yes I said it and It is no lie. He did terrible and not to mention has done terrible in his past 3 or so starts. He's even on MLB's "Who's NOT" list along with former Twin Carlos Silva. Lamb also used to be on there, but they replaced him. Remember when Livan was 6-1? Yeah....good times.

I wish one of the Twins players could be in MLB's "Who's HOT list". In my mind, they all are. (With the exception of some)

Thank God. Tonite is SLOWEY NIGHT. And it's Interleague, which, you guessed it, Pitchers get to bat. *sighs*

Today is Friday the 13th. Hopefully it is a good thing for the Twins and not a bad one.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thank Goodness for Blackburns

And Morneaus and Kubels and Crains and Nathans and everyone who contributed to the win. (Sorry Lamb, your Sac Fly doesn't count and you are Still in a very big slump.) And thank Goodness for the DETROIT TIGERS for beating the Sox 2 games in a row.

Ah, Relief.

So many positvies of this game.
We won
~Gomez stole a base (finally!)
~Gomez & Casilla extended hitting streaks
~Kubel Homered
~Blackburn got the W
~Nathan got the S
~Morneau hit 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs

I am in a very happy mood right now. If you aren't, go over to
Those Twins Girls' Blog for a good story. (and a good laugh!)

C'mon Twins. Build off this momentum and win some more!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Please Stop the Madness!!

I am so overwhelmed right now. The Twins really bring my spirits down. I am on the verge of rooting for another team. No...No, No, No. Not gunna happen. I still have [some] faith in them...

That was an AMAZING outing by Baker that was wasted. You can't blame ANYTHING on our pitchers, it was all sluggy offense and poor baserunning.

I kept saying to my self in the 9th inning: "Holy Macri. Holy Macri. Holy Macri." During his at bat (didn't help). Gomez came so close of tying the game up 1-1. But Francisco, who basically robbed everything that game, caught it AT THE WALL.

Dear Morneau,

It's ok man. You lined into a double play and flew into one. Don't worry it wasn't your fault. You were just trying TO GET RUNS IN like a normal baseball player. Gomez and Mauer just had brain problems yesterday (i.e. Mauer swings at a high fastball...he NEVER does that!!).

Just hit a homerun and you'll feel better.
~Luv, Me~

Everytime I think of the Twins right now i think: 1) Kevin Slowey! 2) 6 game losing streak :( 3) 6.5 games back :(

I would like to replace those thoughts with: 1) Kevin Slowey! 2) 6 game winning streak! :) 3) 6.5 games ahead of CHICAGO. :)

Save yourself.
Save the dying Twins fans
Save your TEAM.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ick Fest

Ahhh...Damnation. We SOO deserved that game. We were leading 5 to 2 at one point, but knowing Chicago and their stupid Lets-hit-a-homer-in-every-game Pact, you have to be leading 10 to 2 to keep the win.

Poor Gomez. He hasn't stolen a base in AGES. He has 17 Stolen Bases in 25 tries after being picked off/Caught Stealing in yesterday's game.

Ugh, we has SUCH a threat going in the 9th inning, but Mr. I-always-come-through.....didn't come through. Instead, (Mauer...dur) grounded into a double play when we had men on 1st and 3rd and nobody out. And get the point.

I think Perkins did a pretty good job (i.e. not giving up a bazillion runs by the 4th inning...). The bullpen continues to falter.

I hope we sweep the Indians...but what's the use. The Sox will sweep the Tigers and we will continue to drop away from 1st place. 6.5 games isn't terrible...but everytime I think about how far we are back, my heart sinks and I just don't want to watch them suffer. All I want is my Kevin Slowey to be awesome.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Me = Very Very Fusterated

Sorry about the blog delay. All the games in this series really actually made me not want to blog.

At this point in the Twins season, I really don't want to watch them and I really don't care about them right now. We came in to this series 2 OVER .500, now we are 1 UNDER .500 and hopefully Perkins can pull something out of his ass and get a win and, most importantly, avoid being swept.

So far in this series against the White sox, this is the amount of runs scored:
W.Sox: 33
Twins: 10


The best pitcher so far has been Scott Baker (ha! He hasn't even pitched this series). That's how bad it is. (sorry B-burn and Slowey...)

Young FINALLY hit his first homer of the year on Saturday and Kubel added another one to his pile with a solo homrun Sunday.

I really hope we can win this one and go and sweep Cleveland with Scotty Baker starting against CC Sabathia on Tuesday.

P.S. I am SOOOOO excited because muah Kevin Slowey is starting the series against the Brewers. Since it's National League, Slowey gets to bat! I love seeing the Slowey hit ;)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

3.5 back and counting

Stupid Chicago-10 Twins- 6 :(

Ok, everytime we lose in this series, we fall back a game and we were just .5 games behind and now we are 3.5! The Sox with their stupid Homeruns will not lose!

Poor Blackburn. 7 runs on 8 hits is not a very good ratio. At least he has the first game since his incident out of the way, and now he can come back and feel even better next time he pitches.

Gomez and Casilla have a little pact now that whenever Gomez hits a homerun, Casilla will hit a homerun. They both hit one last night (along with Cuddyer...but he's not part of Gosilla). Both Cuddy's and Gomez's were solos and Casilla hit one with Brenden Harris on First Base.

We really need a win and hopefully Livan will help us out so we can actually move UP and not DOWN the ALC standings.

P.S. Slowey pitches tomorrow! (yeaah!)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Truely Mauer's Power.

Last Nights game is like everyother game: Twins fall behind, then rally to beat them. Mauer added his 2nd homerun (That's 2 in 3 days baby!) and had a 2 RBI Sac Fly. Amayzazing. That hasn't happend since 2001. Go Minnesota Twins Record setters!

I also think it is really funny that the Twins sent Boof to the BP and then he got put in yesterday and Kicked Oriole ass.

Then, After the game, a stupid fan through a ball thing at that 1B Umpire Jerry Crawford. I'm all for Craziness at the game, but that really crosses the line and whoever threw it has A)Anger Management Problems. B)Poor Self Esteem C) A total Jackass
I wonder if it was a Twins fan, or Orioles fan. If it was a Twins fan, they are really representing The Minnesota Twins, and Twins fans real well *sarcasm*

I wonder why other teams' players always seem to fall down in the outfield...specificaly the warning track. I bet Gomez uses his special Turf greaser out there...

Today's game was a heartbreaker. We so could've won...but the balls just did not want to get through the infield. Nick Punto got 2 doubles and I really thought that Casilla was going to go 5 for 5, but when he grounded into a really bad timing double play...I lost that hope. Wow, we had 12 hits....yet only 2 does that work Twins? How does that work?

I was very happy because they put Slowey in to pinch run. I saw them make the change and had to do a double take. I was like: Is that....KEVIN SLOWEY!?! OMGezus! I wonder how he felt when Gardee said: ok, Kevin. You are going to pinch run.
*Kevin: *throws up sunflower seeds* WHAT?!?

Baker, you did really good in your first start since your injury. I am very happy that you are back!! ;)

Draft News: We now have a new (future) Outfielder. Twins picked up Aaron Hicks in the first round of the 2008 draft. It even says that he's one of the best outfield/pitching prospects since Deryl Strawberry. Impressive.

Tomorrow is the Blackburn pitching for the first time since being smacked in the face by a line drive. Good Luck B-burn!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dare I say this?

Ok, ok. I know, and you know, that I hate Delmon Young right?, but yesterday, he really made me happy. Anytime anyone helps the Twins beat the Yankee's makes me happy. I guess Young would be my, as Twins bloggers call it, Boyfriend of the Day. Yes, Delmon Young.

2 doubles was ok, but 3 made it even awesome-er. And Cuddyer must have been sending messages to Young at home because Delmy batted in Cuddyer every time.

In the game yesterday, the Yankee's would bite, and we would bite right back.

Also, that was an awesome first homerun for Mauer. Nearly upper deck, and agaist the Yankee's made it even better.

Casilla's not-so-suicide-squeeze was pretty cool too. And he even beat the throw for an infield hit. The 2 Speedie's are best friends, and joined at the hip, as you can tell:

I call them: Gosilla

Note to Livan: You scare me alot. I hope you get a win soon.

Twins News: Boof Bonser has officialy been moved to the Bullpen to make room for Baker who will be pitching Thursday.

Other Facts: Cuddy Still won't shave. In my opinion, the clean-shaven Cuddy is my favorite. ^-^

Tonite is the one and only **Slowey** against....*giggle* Oriole's: Radhames Liz *giggles*

1/2 games behind the Chic Sox. It would be grand to be on top.

ILY Slowey!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Inconvenient Truth

Yesterday's game scared me to death when Blackburn got hit by Abreu's liner up the middle. I care for Blackburn almost as much as I do Slowey...almost. When he was on the mound legs and arms spread, I thought: Oh My Gosh. and then started freaking out...then calmed down when he stood up. I was also relived when the X-rays turned out negative and he only has a bruised upper lip and side of his nose. They said on that if it hadn't hit his glove first, then it could have been a lot worse. AND Blackburn is still expected to pitch on Friday. What made me really happy is that Abreu was praying for Blackburn, and later he went to talk to Blackburn to see if he was ok. Out of all the Yankee's, Abreu is now my favorite.

Despite having little warm-up time, Kick-Ass-Bass did great. To be specific, the whole bullpen did great. They gave up no runs. The only run came from Jeter's homer off Blackburn, and 3 pitches after that, Blackburn was hit and left the game.

Cuddyer drove in most of the runs (3) and Morneau got an unofficial Innie. The outfielders bobbled it so many times, that Morneau just kept going. Unfortunatly, they called it a triple with an error. Morneau got really sweaty... :D

Tonite's game is Hernandez vs. Pettite. I do hope that we can split the series, and the white sox lose so we can be on top!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Not Right

Twins: You are soooo capable of beating the Yankees....yet you just act like idiots in Xtra innings. We had last nights game. Bottom of the ninth, HEART of our lineup: ALL, yes ALL strike out. Yay for: Lamb (nice triple), and Casilla (nice patience)...who are the only ones who did something to try to win. And then Rincon comes in and yeah, we lose...wayy ta go Rincon...way ta go.

Guess what?!? Young still sucks! What a surprise!

Both Morneau and Cuddy have gotten homeruns in the past few games that I missed. Cuddy is finally getting some power back in him.

AND: Nick Punto returned Saturday (nearly sleepless) and didn't do that bad...he even got INTENTIONALLY WALKED!!

I didn't get to post on the Slowey game, but I was SOOO pissed when he didn't get the shutout. Blackburn and Slowey (aka my favorites) are cursed. Both took shutouts into the ninth innings...neither got their shutouts. Only Slowey completed the game.

Weird info: Apparently Cuddyer doesn't want to shave...he is too busy driving in runs and being Mucho Cududdud

I think we should blame all our problems on Delmon Young from now on...for example:
~Ball gets past Mauer/Redmond....YOUNG'S FAULT
~Casilla makes a bad throw....YOUNG'S FAULT
~Gomez gets caught stealing (2 times in 1 game on Thursday!!).....YOUNG'S FAULT
This is what Delmon Deserves for being terrible...I will change my mind about him if he hits a homer....

Addition to the Roster: Craig Breslow....who pitched Awesomly yesterday night.

Also: Congratulations to Nick and Natalie Punto on their birth of a baby Girl, Nicole Jayne Punto, on Friday.

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