September 10, 2007

News/Notes

"Top o' the mornin' to ya!"

Well, I'll try to get some things going this week. I recently started school again and things have been pretty crazy with studying and working. Mainly, I've just been extremely tired, so I've been trying to catch up on some sleep as much as possible.

Notes
  • The Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox 2 games to 1, despite scoring 22 runs in the 3 games. On Friday, the Twins couldn't hold off a 10-4 lead in the 9th and they later lost the game in the 13th inning. Julio DePaula gave up 5 runs without recording an out. On Saturday, the Twins lost 7-8 while Matt Garza gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in just 4 innings of work. Carmen CaliBrian Buscher hit his 2nd home run and Torii Hunter hit his 28th home run. And finally yesterday, Johan SantanaJason Kubel went 2-4 with 4 RBI's and his 11th home run.later gave up 2 runs without recording an out and received the loss. recorded 10 strikeouts in route to his 15th win of the season. He gave up just 1 run over 7 innings.
  • Jose Morales was injured in his first game of the season on Saturday. He will now miss the rest of the season after the Twins placed him on the 60-day DL to make room for former Twin, Matt LeCroy. Morlaes went 3-3 with a double before leaving with an ankle sprain.
  • Glen Perkins looks like he will be activated on Tuesday.
  • Joe Mauer returned to the lineup on Sunday as the starting catcher and went 1-3. He also walked and later scored off of Justin Morneau's triple.
  • In case you haven't heard, quite possibly the best "feel-good-story" of the season my be a fraud. Rick Ankiel has now been linked to receiving HGH a few years ago. Sure, he's likely not taking it now, but that won't matter to those who look at the situation and those who are disgusted with the whole "steroid era."
  • Detroit's Curtis Granderson found his way into the record books on Sunday. He's now the first player to record 20 homer's, 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 stolen bases and steal 20 bases since Willie Mays in 1957. Frank Schulte did it first back in 1911. This is a great success and I really enjoy watching him play. He and Cameron Maybin will cause havoc for the Twins for a long time.
  • The Beloit Snappers have advanced to the Midwest League Championships after sweeping the Clinton Lumberjacks on Sunday. Cole Devries pitched a complete game on Saturday. He gave up just 1 run (a home run) while struck out 5 while the team won 4-1. On Sunday, Matt Fox and Jose Lugo went the first 7.2 innings before Aaron Craig came on to finish the 8th. In the bottom of the 8th, Rene Tosoni and Chris Parmelee drove in 2 runs to put the team ahead 2-0 in the 9th. Anthony Slama came out and struck out 2 batters while recording the save to give the Snappers the victory and it has allowed them to advance to the championship.
I hope to have the Miracle and Red Wings season recaps up at some point this week. I didn't get a chance to do them over the weekend.

2 comments:

maxwell said...

Wow! "Carmen CaliBrian Buscher hit his 2nd home run" Long name, but put him in the line up! Get some sleep Josh, you've earned it.

Josh's Thoughts said...

lol. that's not right.

must've deleted some of the post when i put the bullets in.

ughhh sleep. :)

Thanks Max.