Game 35 // Ninth Inning, Seattle // Pujols Wins It

TOP OF THE NINTH: ANGELS 9 (6) – 7 MARINERS

 

With one swing of the bat, Albert Pujols became the one-man big inning. He took the Angels from 7-6 down to 9-7 up—with a single hit far bigger than any whole inning prior—continuing his legacy as the last guy you’d want to pitch to with a game on the line, no matter his age, no matter his recent stats. The guy who was considered one of the best all-time, in St. Louis, who’d fallen off some in recent years.

He’s still got it. Continue reading “Game 35 // Ninth Inning, Seattle // Pujols Wins It”

Game 12 // Twelfth Inning, Minnesota // Here Come the Twins

BOTTOM OF THE TWELFTH: TWINS 3 2 – 2 ANGELS

 

These Twins are making a comeback, folks. Optimism is coming out of its winter hiding like a Baseball Groundhog Day, hope spreading around the upper midwest from Duluth to Fargo, Winona to Winnipeg.

First nine games of the season: L L L L L L L L L. But then, something changed.

On Friday, Minnesota came back from Continue reading “Game 12 // Twelfth Inning, Minnesota // Here Come the Twins”