Nick Blackburn was awesome, and oh-so-adorable tonight. And what about Nick "Mr. #1 Web Gem" Punto? Complete awesomeness. Morneau's back handed toss to Brendan? Totally Awesome.
Everything else? Meh. Not so much.
Did anyone else get deja vu from last season? Creepy.
At this rate, it's going to be a very long season. I am getting anxious and twitchy for a home run. I think we should start taking bets on which player is going to be the first to man up and belt one into the stands for us. My money's on Delmon. But maybe Cuddy will step up and show the guys how its done. Or maybe Morneau will make his first hit worth the wait. Maybe it will be tomorrow. That would be nice.
After the Twins game, I caught the archive of Matt Garza's first start online. It didn't go so great. He gave up five runs in a no-decision. I felt bad. But not TOO bad, because it seemed like he was over-relying on his fastball again. And I'm pretty sure Gardy gave him several stern warnings about that before. So he should know better. I still think he's going to have a great year with the Rays, but their manager and pitching coach may need to give him a good kick in the pants to get him to mix in some breaking balls and off-speed pitches once in awhile. In other news, Jason Bartlett is still beautiful. And pretty good at baseball.