I didn't provide a video last week, so here are two by Brad:
Monday - Loss to Chicago - 4-2
I did not watch this game, as I had an awesome bout of food poisoning to keep me occupied. Deduno seems to have had a quality start, although the 3 Ks and 3 BBs don't make for a good ratio. Joe Mauer was caught stealing, so he is clearly overpaid.
Tuesday - Win over Chicago - 18-9
Monday - Loss to Seattle - 1-0
Felix Hernandez is the Maestro. I have no problem calling him that. Roy Smalley was saying that he really has 12 pitches, and I totally agree. He is truly one of the best pitchers of this generation. Liam Hendriks was really good too. He doesn't work quickly, but if he can keep runners off the bases and pitch efficiently, he can be successful. He has good enough stuff to get
hitters out, if he trusts it. No offense
Here is a fun 14 minute version of You Can't Quit Me Baby, by Queens of the Stone Age to accompany these notes.
Monday - Win over Oakland - 7-2
WHOOO! Monday wins count double right? Oh, they don't. Well, at least they stopped the losing streak. Brandon McCarthy was awful in this game. He didn't command any of his pitches and he looked to be nibbling a lot. The Twins took advantage and Brian Duensing gave them a good start.
The Mondayne Notes will be posted either late Sunday night or on Monday. They are best accompanied by this specific version of "Spinning in Daffodils" by Them Crooked Vultures.
Monday - Win over Detroit - 9-3
Samuel Deduno walked fewer than he struck out. Ryan Doumit hit a late bomb to put it away.
Tuesday - Loss to Detroit - 8-4
The Twins scored 4 unearned runs in the 3rd inning, but Doug Fister pretty much shut them down