Posted at 2:23 PM on April 13, 2006
by Ben Tesch
An overall oustanding showing by the Twinks today, sweeping Oakland out of the Metrodome. Lohse ended up with a quality start after "pulling a Radke" in the first, Liriano was basically lights out with 5 strikeouts in 2 innings, and Guerrier pitches a no-run, two-strikeout 9th inning to seal the deal. Add into the mix solid hitting by Stewart, Castillo, Redmond, Punto, and a late homer by Cuddyer to hopefully get him off the schneide, and you've got a pretty solid game.
Is it too early to start lobbying to get Rondell pushed down the order? I can't care if he's a classy guy. I want him to do well, too, but he can start working on that somewhere else while someone else rakes in RBIs in the cleanup spot.
On a side note to my own conversation, does anyone still use a broom? The only time I see them used is for taunting other teams at sporting events. Is the "sweep" terminology becoming outdated? Perhaps it should be "swiffed" instead of "swept".
I have a broom! I don't use it very often (I don't clean every often!) but I do have one.
That said, I don't want to move Rondell down quite yet. It is impossible to hit well in the cleanup spot for the Twins. Since Chili Davis and Hrbek left, there hath been a curse upon the 4th spot. I don't want Hunter and/or Morneau to start sucking just to move RonDL down.