Thursday, May 17, 2007

Slip Slidin' Away.

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away
Simon & Garfunkel
lyrics from the song Slip Slidin' Away

What does Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona have in common with Carl Pohlad?

He too owns the Minnesota Twins.

In today’s 2-0 Cleveland victory over Minnesota, Carmona pitched a complete game shoutout, giving up only four hits. Combine that with an April start at the Metrodome, Carmona is 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA against the Twins this season.

The Twins now trail the first place Indians by seven games in the AL Central.

So much for the carryover effect of that 16-run, 22-hit explosion the Twins had Sunday. They’ve scored a grand total of 3 runs in the past three games when it has mattered (Sorry, but scoring seven runs last Tuesday was meaningless given the fact the Twins trailed 9-2 and 15-3 in that game).

In the motif of another Simon & Garfunkel ditty, “Where have you gone Joe Mauer?”


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