GameChat – Royals @ Twins, WFTC 29

My deepest apologies for the lack of gamechat yesterday!  Sadly, my laptop harddrive decided to go into a coma right as I was attempting to post the appropriate lineup information.  *sigh*  I’m not entirely sure if the harddrive will recover so I’ll limp along with the desktop until such time as a new harddrive is acquired and/or sufficient recovery happens with the current one.

There was really some incredibly baseball yesterday too! Kyle Lohse was not the only former Twin involved in a memorable game. Livan Hernandez threw a complete game shutout for the Washington Nationals yesterday – it’s the first this season which isn’t saying much since it’s pretty early – so good job Livo! It’s saying a lot more to congratulate Ubaldo Jimenez for throwing the first NoNo in Colorado Rockies history – quite an accomplishment.

All that aside, here’s TODAY!  Quick injury updates – Mijares is on the DL which means young Mr. Burnett comes back to MN for a bit – Neshek got a cortisone shot *crosses fingers* – Punto should be back on Tuesday – and sadly, Blackburn is dealing with some elbow soreness so his start has been pushed back.  Who knew the start of the season would be so plagued??  I’m just glad that it doesn’t seem to be getting in the way of putting marks in the Win column *knocks on wood*.

Kansas City @ Minnesota
DeJesus, D, RF   Span, CF
Podsednik, LF   Hudson, O, 2B
Butler, 1B   Mauer, C
Guillen, J, DH   Morneau, 1B
Ankiel, CF   Cuddyer, RF
Callaspo, 2B   Kubel, DH
Kendall, C   Young, D, LF
Gordon, A, 3B   Hardy, SS
Betancourt, Y, SS   Harris, B, 3B
  Hochevar, P     Pavano, P


ouch… um, I am kind of glad that I only got to see the first couple innings today. 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 16 2
Minnesota 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 0