Hats off to Drew Butera
by, 05-21-2012 at 12:00 PM (1169 Views)
I would like to personally thank Drew Butera for stepping up in last nights game and throwing an inning in place of a bullpen that was coming apart at the seams. The Minnesota Twins have been known for solid pitching in the past years but who knew it would come from the backup catcher?
Butera threw a scoreless inning in a blow out loss to the Brewers for the Twins on Sunday afternoon. Now, I will admit that I have been on Butera's case as one of Ron Gardenhire's "chosen ones" but after Sunday, I have a new respect for him.
It takes some guts to go out and pitch on the MLB stage after not pitching since high school. It takes even more guts to go right after the hitters and record a strikeout and two grounders to end the inning. What a breath of fresh air!
So thank you, Drew Butera, for showing the pitchers how it is done.