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Congratulation, Tigers, You Suck

Well it was a great day for baseball!  Sure it was
a little cool and windy outside, and occasionally it liked raining on
us, but I couldn’t complain.  I got out of work to go see the Twins to
help the win the final game against the Tigers!  I now have a 6-0 record
when attending Twins games.  I think I need to find out who to talk to
about getting free tickets since I am the good luck charm.  I ended up
finding fabulous seats for cheap for the game yesterday.  We were a mere
10 rows up in section 121.  For the price we paid, we should have been
sitting in the 3rd level (the area behind home plate).

I was a little nervous, to be honest, about going
to the game yesterday.  I didn’t want the Twins to lose (the sweep
was on the line, along with Kevin Slowey getting another win!
) and I
didn’t want to tarnish my record and have any games in the loss
column.  Thankfully the Twins took an early lead of 2-0 in the first, (which
for those who didn’t know, they are the first team since the 1971
Yankees to do so in 6 consecutive games
) and got off to a great
start.  The only runs that the Tigers scored were on home runs, and
there was only 2 players getting these home runs: Avila and Cabrera. 
Thankfully the Tigers had no base runners on, and thankfully Jon Rauch
was plagued by Avila as well when he faced him.

Overall, this series was good to sweep! It pushed
the Tigers to 3 1/2 games behind us and it made us look like a force to
be reckoned with!  I would’ve wrote about the game on Tuesday night (I
was at that one as well
), but the little bit of time I had before
the game yesterday afternoon didn’t allow for me to get anything
written!  I was very impressed with Nick Blackburn and his complete game
that he pitched.  Sure, I’d like to take back that home run he gave up (the
tying run in the 9th inning
), but hey, at least JJ Hardy pulled
through for us with not only a diving save (which lead to an out),
but also a great plate appearance, scoring the winning run on a wild
pitch.  I’m sure Detroit would like to have that game back.  It was
awful for them!

I am tired of seeing Kubel not be able to hit the
ball to save his life.  I know that FSN was calling his ONE HIT
good, but one hit does not make you a good player.  He got out both
times that the Twins had the bases loaded for him.  Last year, Kubel
would have knocked that ball out of the park and made the bases loaded
haunt the other team.  This year, it’s our version of Kryptonite, it
just kills us and the other team makes it out of the inning without any
more harm.  So far Target Field is like how the Metrodome was to Matt
Garza, he just can’t play the best there.  Which is sad, and I would
love to see change going forward.

I did find it funny that Nick Punto plays a Phil Collins song for his
at-bat music.  That man has some strange taste in music, that’s for
sure.  I guess it’s better than him playing “Satisfaction” by Benni
Benassi.  I guess hearing Phil Collins every time Punto is up to bat is
better than seeing Jon Rauch naked on the large video screen (mainly
his tattoos, but he’s at least 1/2 naked
).  The Twins’ twitter
person asked what people thought of the video, I responded. “It’s
gross.  I don’t want to see Rauch naked, or even partially.”

Being that the Twins WON the series on Tuesday night, and swept
yesterday, your beloved 3 Stars of
the Series:

3. Michael Cuddyer (his 3 run blast got him 3 more bags of
Skittles, he almost threw Cabrera out at first base, on what should’ve
been a single though Cabrera ran slowly, and Cuddy was all-around great
this series!
2. JJ Hardy (he went 2 for 4 in both games of the
series that he played, had the winning run on Tuesday and made some
outstanding defensive plays as well!
1. Denard Span (he was rocking Detroit and hitting at least
.500 in every game.  It was fun to watch him get on base every game!

Now, I present some more pictures from the game yesterday!  Enjoy: