Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Daily Puntometer - The Pennant Race Version

With AL MVP candidate Justin Morneau lost for the remainder of the season, the only prayer the Twins have is to step things up and assume the load that the big man was previously carrying. And who is doing his share? None other than the worst regular-season player in Twins' history.

Nicky Punto has his average up to .229 - he was north of .230, but a traditional Punto 0 for 4 last night pushed him down.

I have to admit that this team has a lot more guts than I would have expected. The loss of Morneau should have been catastrophic, yet guys like Kubel, and notably Cuddyer, have closed the gap on the Tigers.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but thanks to these guys, we have ourselves a pennant race. 11 games to play, 4 against the leader, and 2 1/2 games back - it could be a fun couple of weeks.

I can't believe I'm saying this either, but "GO NICKY!"


  1. That D on my shirt does not stand for Dude! It should be an interesting 5 days. It will be decided by Thursday 10/1 Tigers. We are just waiting for the weak and wounded Twins to hobble out so we can pounce.


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