infoThe forecast predicted rain. Normally I would’ve completely ignored this game, but I went for two reasons. (1) My friend Cody was accompanying me and this would be his first game at Target Field. (2) Tony Voda and Nate Duppler were going to be there. It had been three months since I had seen Tony, and two since I had seen Nate!
RAIN was the word of the day. No batting practice because of the RAIN:
The game was delayed because of the RAIN:
…And I bought a nacho helmet because of the RAIN:
After a lengthy rain delay the grounds crew removed the tarp from the infield:
After a 2 hour and 6 minute rain delay, the umpires approved the wet field for play:
The highlight of the game was summed up in one picture. As Mateo Fischer once said, “friends make ballhawking more funner”:
After meeting up with Panda, a fellow Target Field ballhawk, we made our way to the White Sox dugout. When the game ended at 12:59 A.M. CT Panda and I each got a ball from Umpire Mark Wegner, and Cody got a ball from a White Sox coach.
The game itself was not outstanding. In fact, it was probably one of the most boring games I’ve been to. However, the Twins pitching staff put on a show! Yohan Pino went 7 strong innings allowing 2 ER on 5 base hits while striking out 7 batters. Casey Fien was awarded the ‘W’ after he pitched a scoreless 8th inning. Glen Perkins earned the Save, and the Twins were victorious.
This was actually the latest I had ever been to a baseball game. Cody and I didn’t end up getting back to my house until 3 AM. WOW, talk about a long day!
(From ESPN) Here is the box score and other info from the game: