We almost stayed for the entire Brewers VS Twins game last Saturday at Minnesota. The new Target Field is pretty nice. The site lines are solid, and the food was the same. We sat in the upper deck, left field side. The sun was baking us to a crisp, and I was slamming the $4 waters all afternoon. We languished in the hot sun, as the brewers did, until the ninth inning.
The first warm up pitch Ron Mahay tossed went over the head of the catcher, and I got that "we can do this" feeling. Sure enough, our Milwaukee Brewers put up five runs and take the lead going into the bottom of the ninth. Sadly, the Twins tied up the game just that quickly, and we suffered through two more innings, before heading past the gates in search of dinner and shade.
The Twins loaded the bases a second time, and a sacrifice fly by Jason Kubel was all they needed to drown the hopes of the many Brewers fans that drove across the border in hopes of snatching a win from these first place American League upstarts. Earlier in the game, Corey Hart hit a home run and later made a spectacular catch of a Delmon Young line drive to keep the game alive. Manny Parra missed his Sunday start due to the extra inning affair, forcing Ken Macha to start Marco Estrada on Sunday. Trevor Hoffman fans got to see him pitch a scoreless inning, setting up John Axford for the ninth on Sunday. Brewers won 4-3 on Sunday, and took the day off before heading home to Miller Park in Milwaukee to face Houston.