It’s taken a while, but at last the Twins have won their first series of the year, and against the usually very dangerous Angels of all people. Today, Sunday, they’ll be hoping for the sweep. Yesterday’s game looked to be following the same pattern of the Twins going behind early, but Kevin Slowey redeemed himself, and that man Jason Kubel came through again with four hits.
The Twins got their newly acquired pitcher Juan Morillo out on the mound in the 9th in an admittedly non-pressure situation, but he threw fast and got three outs in quick succession, and didn’t show any of the “control issues” he’s apparently known for in his first start.
Story of the day though must be the Indians drubbing of the Yankees. That 14-run second inning by the Indians was amazing to behold, not just for the runs scored, but the sheer number of hits and command the Indians showed. Of course, those idiotic Yankee suck-up FOX commentators never once discussed how great the Indians were hitting, but even resorted to saying it was because of the heat/humidity and how well the ball was traveling and that the Indian pitchers would “have trouble keeping the Yankee bats at bay”. Of course, that wasn’t the case, as the Indians went on to win 22-4.
But even though I chided Chien-Ming Wang the other day for his crazily high ERA, I can’t help feeling a little sorry for the guy who has allowed an incredible 23 runs over 6 innings pitched. Sure, that sucks for the Yankees, but the poor guy looked so shell shocked on Saturday, it was almost upsetting. Almost.