Game Fifty-Two Recap
Let’s just be honest – the M’s got a gift. Replays show that Josh Wilson was probably out, so if the ump gets the call right, we’re still playing, and the Twins have the top of their order coming up. On a night that Jim Joyce changed history with a bad call in Detroit, we just saw another reason why this game badly needs instant replay – the umpires are not good enough to do this without help.
Cliff Lee is just so, so good. I don’t know how much longer we’ll get to watch him pitch, so savor his starts.
Another bad night for the offense. Jack can talk about being “reasonably optimistic” about this roster all he wants, but the M’s now have an open roster spot, and they should use it on someone who can hit.
Lots of potential goats spared from withering criticism tonight. Rob Johnson with another backbreaking passed ball in the 9th inning, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Wak going with Eliezar Alfonzo as his pinch-hitter in the 10th, and not having RRS or Olson warming up to go after the LHBs due up in the top of the 11th, if it got there. The M’s nearly lost a game they should have won, but in the end, they’ll take the gift win.