The final episode in the Star Wars series premiered yesterday. You might have heard something about it. Like fans of the classic science fiction movies, Twins fans have been feeling a little unsure of themselves lately, wondering if the institution in which they had invested so much of themselves was slipping in quality. This isn't a movie weblog, though, so I won't bother going into whether or not Star Wars was any good. Besides, the real action yesterday was on the field.
Joe Mays pitched a complete-game shutout, throwing an insanely efficient 93 pitches. And yet, that wasn't the highlight of the Twins' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays. The highlight was an epic, unending, gut-wrenching at-bat in the sixth inning, when Michael Cuddyer worked Toronto starter Gustavo Chacin for thirteen pitches before slugging a two-run double down the left field line to break a 0-0 deadlock. I was listening to the game on the radio, but even without seeing it, it was something to behold (or behear, or whatever). Who needs lightsabers and laser guns when you have a killer bat and a deadly sinker?