Monday, June 20, 2011

The Story of David and Goliath

David and GoliathThe story of David and Goliath is one historic age featuring the Philistine army and their war against Israel. More specifically, a Philistine giant measuring over nine feet tall named Goliath and David a young teenager. Clearly the battle between these two fighters had odds stacked heavily in Goliath's favor. This guy was huge.

The two waited forty days to begin their epic battle and when Goliath moved in for the kill, David found a weak point in Goliath's armor to which he shot a stone at, killing the giant.

The Twins have waited since 2005 to battle the San Francisco Giants. That is over 2,000 days. The Twins, who have been plagued in the post season year after year after year is the young teenager in this modern MLB story. Goliath, then are the Giants of San Francisco.

The last time these two teams met, the Giants took two of three from the Twins. In 2003, tables were turned and the Twins took two of three from the giants. Heading in to this series at AT&T Park, the Twins have barely climbed out of last place in the AL Central, but they will be feeling much better than the recently beaten-up Giants. The Giants have recently matched a season-worst by losing its last four games.

The Twins have begun to overcome a dismal start by winning 14 of 16, including their last seven in a row. The team is finally having fun, laughing and winning. It feels good to be a Twin. Right now, its feeling good to be David.

In order to win, the Giants need to convert runners in scoring position. During their skid, the Giants have gone 0 for 26 with runners in scoring position. Their goal doesn't appear as if it will be an easy one to achieve. Minnesota's pitchers 2.01 ERA in June is the best in the majors by a wide margin. Guess we've found that weakness in the armor, eh boys?

Pavano, who is set to open the series, has thrown two complete games this month, going 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in three starts. He could easily go the distance after only using 96 pitches to beat the White Sox 4-1.

I look for the Twins to take the series. David will rise up once again and dominate Goliath. Everybody loves the underdog anyway. Go Twins!

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