GameChat – (ST) Twins @ Rays, 12:05pm

Minnesota @ Tampa Bay
Span, CF   Rodriguez, S, CF
Punto, 3B   Kapler, RF
Kubel, DH   Longoria, 3B
Cuddyer, RF   Blalock, DH
Young, D, LF   Shoppach, C
Ramos, W, C   Ruggiano, LF
Hughes, L, 2B   Brignac, R, 2B
Peterson, Br, 1B   Shealy, 1B
Casilla, A, SS   Johnson, E, SS
  Perkins, P     Shields, J, P


I’m sorting out some issues with flat tire, so if I’m not here when you arrive, hold on until I can join you!


good news – I have two new (used) tires on the drive tires, the old fronts rotated to the back and my spare back in the trunk…  if you care.  Oh, and Jesse Crain sounded pretty good and rather like he’s taking the possibility of an open closer role seriously.  We’ll see.

bad news – Twins lost AGAIN.. *grumble*  they aren’t caring at all about my general case of baseball grumpiness.  And Perkins sounded like crap.  Apparently, he not only doesn’t really want the 5th starter position, he doesn’t really care if he’s included in our bullpen in the long run either.  You’d think with his history, he’d be trying a little harder.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 0
Tampa Bay 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 x 5 10 0

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