So since I won't be around for much of the game today I figured I would do a random post now with some highlights and low-lights from the weekend.
Highlights from Friday and Saturday:
~Denard got his first home run of the season
~ Justin came back into the lineup with a bang with a 2 run home run plus a mysterious home run that I don't even remember seeing on Saturday. Did anyone else see it?
~Jeff Manship pitched what I thought was a flawless 6 innings in his first start of the season.
~Drew Butera was on fire with his defensive skills (only to get screwed over that's for later)
~We finished the month of April 15 -8!
Low-lighs from Friday and Saturday
~We lost Nick Blackburn for at least 3 days due to being placed on the bereavement list. I really hope that everything is okay.
~We lost Luke Hughes to AAA Rochester with Punto coming back off the DL
~We lost Patty Neshek to the DL with what they are saying is "inflammation of the middle finger" I wonder how true it really is.
~We lost Joe Mauer with a bruised heel and he could end up on the DL
~News came in that Jose Morales may be out longer then expected with another injury to his catching wrist.
It also was announced today that if Mauer goes on the DL that Wilson Ramos would be the starting catcher. I don't agree with that at all. Yeah Drew may not have the best bat in the world, but he rates right up there with Mauer in being a good defensive catcher. My opinion is one player can't carry the weight of the team on his shoulders and one bat isn't going to make or break this team. There are 9 guys that bat on this team, if one can't do it, there are 8 other guys that can swing to.
Obviously I don't know enough about Ramos to judge him and I need to see him play first, but I feel bad for Drew. He's the one that made the camp outta spring training and he's still getting
screwed in the end.
Today we have Crisco (3-0) against Huff (1-3). I have faith in Frankie to go out there and get this series and for this team to get back on track.