Twins manager Ron Gardenhire attributes his cherce to pull Brad Radke out of last night's game on the lengthy 7th inning "God Bless America" stretch at the Stadium:
"It's ridiculous that my starting pitcher has to wait six, seven minutes before he pitches in the seventh, and their guy gets the normal break," Gardenhire said. "What happens? He's throwing great, and he goes out there and the first hitter . . . he plunks him right in the rear end.
"That's the second time it's happened to us here. We had a pitcher going great, and then he comes out after the extra-long break and he's not the same."
Gardenhire has a point, but it also makes me wonder if Joe Torre will find something to bitch about in the Dome? Not that it is any kind of advantage for the home nine or anything.