Saturday, July 25, 2015
Custom Card of the Day: Plouffe Edition
Last night, the Twins, who have become the most inexplicably good team this season, beat my Yankees 10-1, battering down Ivan Nova endlessly. I'm still trying to figure out how it happened.
Not that the Twins don't have a lot of hitting firepower, because they do. Trevor Plouffe, Torii Hunter and Brian Dozier are all hitting wonderfully, and there's a lot of nice young stars doing great things. It's just inexplicable that a team this inconsistent, a team with this many starters with not a ton of experience, is doing so much better than the Tigers.
Maybe it's the pitching, which has suddenly sprung to life this season, led by Phil Hughes and Kyle Gibson, and supplemented by once-again surging Ervin Santana, that has done a lot of the heavy lifting. Maybe it's the team unity, jump-started by the reunion of Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer.
I honestly have no idea why they're doing this well, but I'm happy for it. I would just like them to cool down for the rest of this series against the Yankees.
Coming Tonight (?)- The shortstop for a still-tanking Rockies squad.