I saw the eight-spot the Twins put up in the first inning against Madison Bumgarner last night, but didn’t dig down into the play by play of it all until a few minutes ago. And how about this: the first eight batters all got hits, and all eight came around to score. That’s some trick. In fact, it’s a trick that hasn’t been done for over 20 years, when the Yankees did it against the Orioles in late 1990.
By the way, that’s eight straight wins for the Twins and 15 of 17 in the win column. The same Twins who I so adroitly declared dead a week or two ago because, as is always the case, I know nothing about everything.
On the bright side, if Minnesota goes on to win the World Series, that will be two straight years in which a death sentence from me inspired greatness. It may be an odd gift, but it’s a gift all the same.