JUST as I finished typing my last entry about Jimenez pitching against the Twins, Joe Mauer came up to the plate.
The front runner of the 2010 National League Cy Young Award faced off against the defending American League MVP.
The crowd loved it… taking pictures of the match up.
It is PRECISELY the unorthodox head to head match ups that Interleague Play has in mind.
Mauer lined out in a bang bang play where the runner at first was doubled up.
Jimenez goes 8 strong with 1 run… ups his record to 13-1 and has a 1.15 ERA now. And Twin fans got to see on a beautiful June day a match up they wouldn’t normally see.
Ohhhh. So bad for baseball!