GameChat – (ST) Pirates @ Twins, 12:05, am1500

Not that it matters nearly as much because our little gathering spot/watering hole is virtual but I’m impressed with myself because my day off at home actually involved a shower before putting up the game post.  I’m sure y’all are very proud.

Pittsburgh @ Minnesota
Raynor, RF   Span, CF
Vazquez, R, 3B   Hudson, O, 2B
Crosby, SS   Mauer, C
Church, CF   Morneau, 1B
Pearce, 1B   Cuddyer, RF
Young, De, 2B   Thome, DH
Grossman, LF   Kubel, LF
Jaramillo, J, C   Hardy, SS
Morton, P   Punto, 3B
        Liriano, P


AM 1500 Sports Talk experiment with “open mic day” failed miserably because they forgot to talk about the game so I got to listen to the Pirate announcing team via gameday audio!   Pleasantly surprised to find another fine duo that know how to speak intelligently about both teams (for the most part) and talk baseball and THE GAME!  Thanks whoever you are and Pirates fans should be proud.

Overall it was a great game and a very good outting from Liriano who learned, after closing out the 6th inning, that he will officially be the 5th starter in the Twins rotations.  Reportedly, he’s quite happy to not be closing.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 x 4 9 1