Catching Up With The Last Few Days

I took a little break the last few days from the blog while enjoying a week off from work. But that week is going to end shortly, so I better get back in the swing of things.

The Minnesota Twins have played OK as of late, though a couple of losses (Thursday and Saturday) have been somewhat ugly. I was at Thursday’s 11-0 loss to the White Sox – way to pick ’em, right? – and that was not enjoyable.

Saturday’s was ugly not just because of the 9-3 defeat to the L.A. Angels, but also because pitchers Kevin Slowey and Ron Mahay both ended up on the disabled list after the game.

I’m not surprised about Slowey. I defended the Twins’ obvious, yet highly publicized decision to pull Slowey from his last start, despite tossing seven no-hit innings.

Slowey did something in the late innings of his last start that made me wonder if something was up. He would shake his arm after pitches during the sixth and seventh innings, like there was a mosquito on his elbow.

The Twins recalled Nick Blackburn and Anthony Slama to replace Slowey and Mahay, with Blackburn returning to the rotation.

Finally, keep an eye today on news regarding L.A. Dodgers longtime broadcaster Vin Scully. Scully is planning an announcement prior to today’s game about his future plans. He could announce this season is his last.

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