There was much ado last year about the Twins implementing the unconventional “3-Headed Suck Monster” theory into their starting rotation starring Sir Sidney, Ramon Ortiz and Carlos Silva. It did not go as terribly as many assumed it would, especially for Mr. Silva ($48 million/4 years courtesy of the M’s). However, it still seemed like a safe bet that Ponson and Ortiz were destined to hit the long dusty trail to the Far East. Not so fast. Sid looked like a fat Gavin Floyd tonight, tossing his first complete game since April 24, 2005 while holding the Twins to 1 run on 9 hits with 5 strikeouts. He also produced this headline that could fuck with even the surliest of baseball fan. Alexi Casilla, now starting at 2b because Gardy is pissed off at Brendan Harris’ D, dropped a toss from Adam Everett in the 6th that should have started a double play but instead opened the door for 7 Rangers runs. That finished the Twins off for the night. Wherever he may be, I’m sure Luis Rivas is just loving this.
(And yeah, Archuleta got robbed tonight. This is why democracy doesn’t work.)