It is cold in Minnesota. It feels like the heavy cold of fall baseball without the excitement of the playoffs.
Snow blew in the air across the state this week. That along with some frigid rain forced the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins to break out their cold weather gear. They will also have to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after being rained out on Tuesday.
Lots of baseball tasks are unpleasant in that kind of cold. Efforts to prevent runs are no exception, as second baseman Dee Gordon likely learned on this diving stop. This probably felt something like belly-flopping in a parking lot.
Gordon’s efforts helped keep starting pitcher Zack Greinke clean as he cruised to his fifth victory of the young season.