Monday, June 30, 2008

Twins in a groovy groove

Winning 10 straight is never easy, but often these kinds of streaks are followed with another less pleasing streak to equalize a team on a karma-like level. But here we were today with the Twins coming back from a dismal showing on Saturday with a stellar game backed by Kevin Tapani -- er, Slowey -- tossing the shutout.

That Brewers team isn't exactly living up to its expectations this year, but that's one hell of a lineup they toss at a team. Cecil Fielder's skinny son, Ryan Braun (I still can't believe his nickname is the Hammerin' Hebrew), "Sunglasses at Night" Corey Hart, Ben Sheets, Welcome Back Kotter's Gabe Kapler, Jeff Soupcan and Rookie of the Year candidate Manny Parra all make for a strong club.

Gardy's definitely pulling something out of a hat right now -- and it ain't just the normal bottle of Wild Turkey.

Nice job in the past week boys. Sweeping Washington and San Diego isn't as boastful as sweeping potential World Series contenders Arizona, but winning 10 is impressive. For the month the Twins are 17-10 (.630). That should keep things interesting with the White Sox. I just can't wait to watch Chicago collapse and whine as it happens.

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