Big Game Time
Thursday, September 25, 2008, 9:40 am
So we came into this series against the Twins in Minnesota with a chance to end the race with two victories. We haven’t gotten that done. But a victory tonight — really any one victory in the series given our lead entering Tuesday — moves us back into a pretty good spot. As painful as the last two nights have been — for a variety of reasons — we just need to take tonight. It might not be Game 7, but it seems to be pretty close. If we hope to play into October again, there will be more of these.
And we have the right guy on the mound in Gavin Floyd. Early in the year, you might have doubted that comment, but look at his results, the team’s performance in his starts and the key, key games he has posted for us down the stretch.
We certainly all would have rather it not come to tonight, but it has, so let’s win this and then take care of business over the weekend.
Will any of us have any nerves left when this is all said and done? It’s one of the great things about September baseball, unless you’re living it, in which case, it is a killer.
But we are all living that together, aren’t we.