Posted at 8:33 PM on September 10, 2006
by Josh Lee
I leave town for a week, and this is what I come back to: 12 runs on 15 hits; triples by Punto, Tyner, and Castillo; Punto with two runs and three RBIs; Torii more or less singlehandedly manufacturing a run against a porous Detroit defense; and did I mention the 15 hits? And those were all supporting performances; the actual star of the game was, of course, Johan Santana. Santana had 59 pitches after three innings, and was visibly frustrated by the home plate umpire's inconsistent strike zone. So what does he do? Gets his next six outs on strikes. Because that's what Cy Young winners do.
I wonder what might happen if I were to go out of town again? Maybe something crazy, like Liriano re-entering the rotation, or Radke playing catch with a broken shoulder. Nah, that's crazy talk.