Posted at 1:19 PM on May 21, 2007
by Chris Dall
I didn't get to watch too much of the Twins-Brewers series this weekend, as I was intensely focused on round 1 of the 2007 Subway Series. Although I should be happy that the Mets took 2 of 3 from the Yankees, I was really hoping for the sweep. I'm a fairly even-keeled person, but when it comes to the Mets and Yankees, all rationality goes out the window. Seeing the Yankees beat the Mets 6-1 last night just about ruined my weekend. That and the fact that I also had to listen to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan blather on for three hours about how the Yankees can still turn it around.
(If you don't care for Joe Morgan either, check out this site.)
But as the saying goes, 2 out of 3 ain't bad, and I'm sure that's the way the Twins are feeling despite yesterday's loss to the Brew Crew. It was the first series win for the Twins since they took 2 of three from Detroit at the end of April. The bats finally woke up a bit, and the pitching performances by Bonser and Baker were encouraging. Unfortunately, Ramon Ortiz continues his backslide after a strong April, and now Dennys Reyes appears to be hurt. By the time the hitting comes around, the pitching may be in shambles.
But now it's on to the hitter-friendly confines of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and the 17-27 Texas Rangers. Ranger's fans aren't too happy with their team so far.
Carlos Silva goes against Vicente Padilla tonight.