Posted at 7:48 PM on September 23, 2006
by Josh Lee
Tonight's game between the Twins and Orioles was a long, sloppy affair, featuring plenty of double plays, numerous fielding errors, some questionable baserunning decisions, some questionable calls by umpires on questionable baserunning decisions, and appearances by approximately 157 pitchers. Only one of them could get the win, though, and when the Wheel of Pitching Fortune stopped spinning, the arrow pointed to Matt Guerrier, who finally got his first major league win in 89 career appearances. Zoinks!
Also: Rondell White went 4-for-4 tonight, to bring his batting average for the season up to .244. When you think about how long it took him to get over the Mendoza Line, that otherwise mediocre number starts to look pretty remarkable. The Comeback Player of the Year award will probably go to either Frank Thomas or Jim Thome, but if they had a Comeback Player of the Half-Season award, White would have to be a pretty strong contender.
Now that Guerrier finally got a win, how long is it going to take for Jason Tyner to hit the first home run of his life?
By the way, has anybody noticed a certain outfielder who now has the second most HR and RBI and the fifth best OPS in the AL at his position making a case the past few weeks to come back next year?
Yeah I'm sort of feeling that "seeing green" contract-year thing pop up, whether it means he's staying or not...
or he's smelling his last shot at a championship before he signs with the angels in the offseason