The Twins got destroyed again last night -- this time the Blue Jays racked up 13 runs while clobbering 6 dingers at Target Field. Some people are starting to panic, but we are confident the Twins will be able to flip a switch over the weekend and get this thing turned around.
In fact, with Carl Pavano going tonight and Brian Duensing throwing tomorrow, we think things will turn around right now. Sunday could be a long afternoon for the boys as Gardy will most likely throw out the scrubs and let them play, but Friday and Saturday should be a nice tune-up for the playoffs. If things don't go well on Saturday. Well...panic.
The Twins got some good news about Justin Morneau. He said he should be back if the Twins make it to the ALCS. Some bloggers and other experts were speculating that having Morneau come back to the team in the playoffs could somehow be a bad thing, but there really is no downside to having Morneau come back. Well, that's not true. The downside is Justin will choose to wear the new Rawlings S100 batting helmet -- the same helmet David Wright is wearing in the pic to the left. Its huge. Its uncomfortable. And Wright actually chose to stop wearing it because he felt like a bobble-head doll.
We say it doesn't matter how you look, but how you swing the bat. If Morneau feels safer wearing that giant thing, more power to him.
Yankees....Rays.....we don't care. The Twins will be fine. Morneau is coming back, Mauer should be healthy, Delmon Young didn't put all of the weight back on, and the starting pitchers should be rested and ready.
What could possibly go wrong?