Tagged: Delmon's on fire

Road Woes Away

Now
I know, beating the Orioles isn’t a huge feat, but it’s a start to help
balance the Twins and get out of the funk when on the road.  There have
been a lot of “road woes” the Twins have faced this year and their
record has been less than stellar while on the road.  The Twins came up
with some huge run support and killed the competition over this weekend
(Thursday – Sunday).
It
was wonderful to see pitchers that are hanging in the balance having
great games.  Kevin Slowey and Scott Baker both looked good on the
mound.  I do think that Kevin Slowey looked a little sluggish and was
missing a lot of the marks that Drew Butera had for him, but he was
fooling the Orioles and getting the big outs that he needed!  The Twins
also gave him a lot of support, landing 10 runs in the course of the
strung out game that had a rain delay in the mix.  The downfall of that
game was watching Nick Blackburn be Nick Blackburn in the 9th inning. 
If he was trying to show improvement in that performance, he failed.
This
series was a great series to see Delmon Young show his true potential. 
He has been on fire, racking up RBI’s, home runs, and sky rocketing his
batting average to come close to having one comparable to Justin
Morneau.  I’m fine with him batting higher up in the line up the rest
of the year.
Brian
Duensing also looked great in his 5 innings of work on Friday night. 
It was too bad for him that Anthony Slama had to give up a 2-run shot
to Luke Scott to spoil the lead for the Twins and ultimately lose the
game.  Pornvano was his usual self and gave a very solid performance,
pitching once again another shut out.  Even though I’m not a fan of his
mustache, or the fact that he can convince his fellow teammates to
follow suit, I like it when the Twins win games…and the mustache
seems to help him win.  (Or at least his superstition is telling him
that.)
Baseball
seems to have a huge history of mustaches and they never seem to go
away.  From guys like Rollie Fingers to Dave Winfield.  There are
plenty of well known players that have been spotted over the years
sporting the ‘stache.  Here’s a list (and the picture above) of some of
those famous ‘staches.  Enjoy.
  • Greg Maddux
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Dennis Eckersley
  • Goose Gossage
  • Rod Beck
  • Keith Hernandez
  • Wade Boggs
  • Barry Bonds
  • Dave Chalk
  • Clay Zavada
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Andre Dawson
  • Dale Berra
  • Don Baylor
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Dave Winfield
  • Lloyd Moresby
  • Rick Dempsey
  • Jim Leyland
  • Pete Vukovich
  • Bobby Grinch
  • Fred McGriff
  • Doug Glanville
  • Jeff Kent
  • Randy Johnson
  • Catfish Hunter
  • Bob Molinaro
  • Tom Selleck
  • Rick Bosetti
  • Robin Yount
  • Carl Pavano
    (note: this is not a complete list.  There were a lot of players with ‘staches)