"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

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

At the Half

81 games. Halfway through the season. Sounds like a prime time for a round of "On Pace"! (If I remember, I may check back at the end of the season to see how the "pace" held up.)

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Justin Morneau is on pace to hit 42 homers, drive in 142 runs, and steal 2 bases.

Johan Santana is on pace to strike out 262 batters, win 18 games, and make us all fall hopelessly, if platonically, in love with him all over again.

Joe Mauer is on pace to get 212 hits, hit 44 doubles, take 72 walks, and be mobbed by screaming teenagers behind Gate D.

Juan Rincón is on pace to notch 24 holds, give up 0 home runs, and appear in 76 games.

Jason Kubel is on pace to turn Shannon Stewart into a DH.

Kyle Lohse is on pace to be the primary cause of 1,427 ulcers.

Torii Hunter is on pace to score 98 runs, commit 2 errors, and hit into 24 double plays.

Joe Nathan is on pace to save 30 games and drink WAY too much coffee.

Michael Cuddyer is on pace to hit 6 triples and 4 grand slams.

Jason Bartlett is on pace to be hit by 8 pitches and get jerked around by the organization for 126 games.

Francisco Liriano is on pace to be Rookie of the Year.

3 rejoinders:

Batgirl sounded off...

platonically?

Third Base Line sounded off...

Well...perhaps not. ;)

SBG sounded off...

Jason Bartlett is on pace to be hit by 8 pitches and get jerked around by the organization for 126 games.

Hopefully the latter will fall off pace.