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Twins Sweep Tigers, and Palmeiro News

Another day of painting, which brings the total hours spent on this up to around 24 for the weekend. So I apologize in advance for another short update.

The Tigers got swept this weekend, and Sunday’s game is as odd as Nate Cornejo’s earlier bid for a no-hitter, where he went through the seventh inning, then proceeded to get shelled. This time, he got the shelling out of the way, went down 4-0, and proceeded to send the Twins down more or less in a row the rest of the way. I’m not sure if letting him throw a 123 pitches was a good idea, but this was second complete game by a Tiger’s pitcher this year. The other one was also a losing affair where Mike Maroth threw a four hitter on April 20th, but along with those four hits came four runs.

The Tigers did make a game of it by scoring three runs, and even putting the tying run on base in the ninth against Guardado. Now it’s on to Texas, where the Tigers try to stop Palmeiro’s quest for a .500 season.

I’ve followed Palmeiro pretty closely this year because he’s on my roto team, but probably the strangest thing about his blocking the trade to Chicago is the reason. He’s admitted publicly how important it would be for him to help get the Rangers back to .500, which has to be one of the worst reasons I’ve ever heard of. Who cares and what relevance does getting a team back to .500 have on anything? I would have had more respect for him if he said he didn’t want to move or that it was too cold up in Chicago in the winter. Sosa’s corked bat explanation makes a lot more sense then this. But to all their own.

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