My friend Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals was activated from the 60 day disabled list last night between games of a doubleheader.
In the 2nd game the Twins' starter Scott Baker was working on a perfect game going into the 9th inning. 24 batters faced. 24 batters set down. He hadn't walked a Royals' player or allowed a hit.
Then things changed...dramatically! He issued a walk to John Buck and then Sweeney got the only hit off Baker, a bloop single. I guess Mike can't stand perfection. He's a spoiler! A good one at that!
The Twins went on to defeat the Royals 5-0 with Baker picking up the win...and a one-hitter.
Welcome back, Mike! The PILGRIM PALS were praying for you when you had your surgery and following.
And I bet Scott Baker wishes you had waited until today to make your grand entrance!