"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

Friday, June 02, 2006

Friday Roundup

Check out the Baseball section of my Favorites menu, because I've added some fun new links for you.

There's the official Minor League Baseball site, which underwent some huge revisions in the offseason and now features Gameday play-by-play! Keep up with those Red Wings, folks.

We've also got "TwinsCards.com", which is kind of like digital Nirvana for baseball card lovers who also happen to be Twins fans.

And last but not least, the brand-spankin' new blog "Thank You, Brian Sabean", which focuses on the three great players we stole received from Giants GM Brian Sabean in trade for AJ Pierzynski.

Also, in the Diversions section, those of you who enjoy a British sense of humor should love my sarcastic friend Dan's blog, "Blue Man Sings the Whites".


Back to this blog, TBL is woozy from the allergies and the rage over the jerking around of young players, so today you get the old standby "Who's Hot, Who's Not".

Last 7 Days

Hot:

  • Joe Mauer, .500/.533/1.247(!), 14 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 3 doubles, 3 RBI.
  • Tony Batista, .294/.333/.804, 3 RBI, 3 doubles
  • Francisco Liriano, 11 innings, 0.00 ERA, 5 hits, 10 strikeouts
  • Juan Rinc√≥n, 5 innings, 0.00 ERA, 2 strikeouts, 1 save

Not:

  • Torii Hunter, .222/.207/.577
  • Rondell White, .222/.222/.500
  • Boof Bonser, 12 innings, 6.00 ERA, 13 hits

Last 30 Days

Hot:

  • Joe Mauer, .402/.449/1.016(!), 16 runs, 18 RBI, 9 walks
  • Torii Hunter, .340/.407/.921, 20 RBI
  • Johan Santana, 36 innings, 3.00 ERA, 2 wins, 43 strikeouts
  • Francisco Liriano, 24 innings, 1.13 ERA, 3 wins, 26 strikeouts

Not:

  • Luis Rodriguez, 23 at-bats*, .130/.200/.330
  • Juan Castro, 65 at-bats, .231/.261/.584, hit into 5 double plays
  • Brad Radke, 35 1/3 innings, 5.60 ERA, 13 walks
  • Willie Eyre, 8 innings*, 6.75 ERA, 4 walks

*maybe he'd do better if he, um, got to play sometimes?

4 rejoinders:

SBG sounded off...

I think that qualifies as hot for Rondell White.

twins15 sounded off...

Thanks for the mention.

Now if we can only get a couple more pitchers (paging Brad Radke and Carlos Silva), this season can really get turned around.

Third Base Line sounded off...

SBG,

Ouch.

she-ra sounded off...

Hearkening back to a previous post...

So what the heck is going on with Castillo and Morneau? Do neither of them speak enough baseball to say "I got it!"? Seems like that's at least the third time in the last few weeks that I've seen them stumble over each other in the field.