Thursday's game was rather fun to listen to, thanks in part to home runs from Trevor Plouffe, Rene Rivera, and Justin Morneau, who needs to seriously step it up and crush like 35 more this season to make me happy. Michael Cuddyer showed up too, enjoying a three-hit afternoon while now sitting just four shy of 1,000 career hits.
By the way, congratulations to Nick Blackburn on finally beating the Athletics. That has to feel pretty good, while the team must feel awesome about putting 11 runs on the board. That's more than they've scored in most of the series they've played this entire season.
The Twins have their eyes on a season-high four-game winning streak tonight as they head to Arizona for some Interleague action. Brian Duensing will take the hill at 8:40pm against righty Ian Kennedy, who has never seen the Twins in real life.
Duensing will try to bounce back from having the crap beat out of him last Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays when he lasted just three innings and coughed up seven runs on eight hits with two walks. Ugly stuff.
This is a welcome series, since historically the Twins have done well against National League teams. They're 140-106 overall and have a distant memory of sweeping the Diamondbacks back in 2008 at the Metrodome.
Do you guys feel a turn-around in the air or is that just the rain?
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