By La Velle
Ron Gardenhire held a brief post game presser tonight because he was really upset with some things that went on tonight.
Frankly, the Twins should have won this one 12-3.
Nick Blackburn gave the Rangers a diet of first pitch fastballs in the third inning and let them back in the game.
Mike Lamb needs to start hitting.
Delmon Young didn’t have a good game. Gardy suggested that he threw to the wrong base three times. I thought it was twice, plus the ball he overran in the third for an error. Young also chased some bad pitches.
But he wasn’t alone. A few other hitters chased bad pitches late in the game, and the lack of professional at-bats after leadoff hitters reached base in the late innings will lead to losses most of the time.
Jason Kubel hit ANOTHER ball hard that was caught.
There were rumors flying during the game that the Rangers were going to call up Sidney Ponson to start on Saturday. That will be entertaining. But it’s all on Scott Baker to prove he can be a stopper and keep the Twins’ skid from becoming a real losing streak.