October 01, 2002

GAME WON: The Minnesota Twins

GAME WON: The Minnesota Twins today won their first postseason game since 1991, defeating the Oakland Athletics 7-5 in Oakland and thus claiming home-field advantage for the five-game series. The Twins played a horrible first two innings (making numerous defensive mistakes) but eventually turned their 5-1 deficet into a 7-5 lead after four hits by catcher A.J. Pierzynski and a solo homer by Your Olympic Hero, first baseman Doug Mientkiewcz. Game 2 is tomorrow (Mark Mulder vs. Joe Mays), then the series comes to the Homer-dome Friday. I'm guessing the Twins drop Game 2 and then win both games in Minneapolis.
Since I can never follow a game in which I care about the outcome with one where I don't, I'm not watching tonight's Yankees-Angels game, though the ticker says it's 4-4 in the top of the 7th. Believe it or not I'm rooting for the Yankees, since I'm hoping for a Twins-Yanks series. And the next time someone refers to the Angels (or the A's, for that matter) as "small market," I'm going to slap them. Since when are LA and the Bay Area "small"?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 1, 2002 10:43 PM
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