My old laptop is fried and the new one I've ordered is still in the mail, so I am currently without a computer and unable to put together much of a post for today. As such, I can't comment much on last night's 6-3 victory over the Royals. Scott Baker wasn't spectacular, but he picked up victory No. 9 on the season. Despite struggling to throw strikes, the bullpen provided 3 1/3 innings of scoreless work. Jason Bartlett, Joe Mauer, Torii Hunter and Alexi Casilla all chipped in two hits apiece, and Casilla swiped his 11th base of the season despite committing his eighth error.
All around, it was a good effort for the Twins, despite the fact that they once again could not put much together against Kyle Davies. Tonight the hometown nine will look for the sweep, with Carlos Silva taking the hill against Gil Meche.
On an aside, Star Tribune sportswriter/blogger Michael Rand (author of the blog RandBall) came in and spoke to my Sports Reporting class at the U yesterday. And yes, there is photographic evidence over at his blog. That's me in the front on the left, in all my blurry glory, sporting a Pacman Jones jersey (don't ask).
If anyone has anything interesting to discuss today, feel free to bring it up in the comments section. I'll be around. Happy hump day.