Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Good Day

Well, yesterday went about as well as it possibly could have. The Twins defeated the Royals convincingly in their series opener at the Metrodome, while the White Sox lost both games of a double-header and also probably lost Paul Konerko for the season. Two months ago, losing Konerko wouldn't have been a particularly big deal, but he had really turned it on lately with a .356/.474/.656 line since the beginning of August. With Carlos Quentin and Joe Crede both already likely out for the season, this offense could pack a lot less punch down the stretch. You never want to celebrate injuries like this, but there's no denying that the Twins have a much better shot at the postseason with those three unavailable to the Sox.

The Twins took care of business yesterday, and need to do so once again tonight with Kevin Slowey facing off against Kyle Davies. If all goes well, the Twins could find themselves tied for first place at the end of the day. That'd be a pretty nice 48-hour turnaround.

I love meaningful September baseball.