Once again, I get to provide the links of the day after a massive buzzkill of a weekend. It started so promisingly too, with a convincing victory over the White Sox on Saturday. And then, well, then we found out that maybe Liriano was breathing down the wrong starter’s neck. Gardenhire is finally calling on the Cisco Kid and his team leading 12.9 k’s per nine to take the mound at the beginning of a game.
- Things might have been different on Sunday, however, if Gardenhire had pulled Silva before he imploded in the Fourth Inning. Frightwig wants to know what you think was going through Gardy’s head while Silva was letting the game get out of hand.
- In case you did miss the game on Sunday, some members of the Twins, including Shannon Stewart chose to celebrate Mother’s Day by using pink bats, and all the players wore pink wristbands. The Hardball Times chose to celebrate in a different manner—they collected advice from mothers of baseball notables.
- Finally, the Twins family has lost one of its original members, as Jim Lemon passed away on Sunday. He was an outfielder for the Senators when they moved to the Twin Cities in 1961, and played in Minnesota until he was traded away in 1963. Minnesota baseball fans missed his prime, however, as his last good season came in 1960.