"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, March 21, 2005

Winning! Streak?

Wow--two wins in a row! Sure, spring training games don't "matter", but when I have to put up with John Gordon's ramblings, I'd prefer not just a win but an ass-whoopin'. I'll take today's 3-2 victory over the Phillies, however, with copious gratitude that Jim "Twin-Killer" Thome sat this one out. Tomorrow the boys get a day off to rest and relax...or (more likely) get a dose of TK's brand of spring training TLC. Hope they've got extra BenGay.

Highly regarded prospect Scott Baker continues to impress the organization and the fans. Today he started for the Twins, pitching three innings and giving up only one earned run. Fireballing reliever Jesse Crain, who has struggled this spring, helped his own cause doubly by pitching two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, and knocking in the game-winning run when given the chance to bat. Several fans fainted from shock when JC Romero actually threw a hitless inning, and AAA workhorse Dave Gassner lobbied for a spot atop the callup list with two scoreless innings of his own, though uncharacteristic control problems led to two walks during the outing.

After a fourteen-hit Sunday, the offense subsided to its more usual aenemic level today. None of our boys got more than one hit, and they combined for a paltry five. It was enough to get the job done, but with so many regulars in the lineup there really ought to have been a bit more action to the whole business.

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