Posted at 10:17 PM on June 26, 2006
by Josh Lee
Beating up on the Astros and Cubs is nice, but they're hardly the best the National League has to offer. You might think that the NL West-leading Dodgers would provide more of a challenge than Derrick "Just Back From Injury" Lee, Mark "Just Back From Injury" Prior, and Roger "Just Back From the Great Beyond" Clemens. You might be wrong. The Twins piled onto L.A.'s Chad Billingsley to cruise to an 8-2 win and show me what a raw rookie pitcher really looks like.
Along the way, Nomar Garciaparra went 2-for-4. Joe Mauer took one look at the NL's best batting average, made a little "pshaw" noise, and went 4-for-5 with five RBIs. Have you used up all your All-Star votes yet?
i was at the game tonight. somebody (a "dodger fan") yelled at me because i stood for the last out (huh?).
of all the teams we've embarassed during the last 3 weeks, i'd have to say the red sox sweep was the strongest.
has anybody noticed that our two losses during this 15-2 run were kyle lohse's fault?
anyways, it feels really really good to have a five game winning streak going into lirano's and santana's turn.
Oh I noticed. He hasn't been in since he Lohsed that game in Houston. My guess/hope is that they're only going to put him in when he can't lose/Lohse it, to get his comfort back... then hopefully show other teams he's ok and trade him before he implodes again.