The Bad News: I don’t have any updates on Punto’s MRI or general condition – sorry Jan, I did look. The Good News: despite the thunderstorms in the KC area, it does look as though the game will start on time or very close to it.
Oh, and for the few australian folk who seem to regularly view the blog, Luke Hughes is now officially with the team – even woke up his mom in Perth at just after 5 am to give her the news. All I can say is that it’s a good thing she already loved him cause that is darn early. We do seem to really like the australian boys here in Minnesota.
|Span, CF||DeJesus, D, RF|
|Hudson, O, 2B||Podsednik, LF|
|Mauer, C||Butler, 1B|
|Morneau, 1B||Guillen, J, DH|
|Cuddyer, RF||Callaspo, 2B|
|Kubel, DH||Ankiel, CF|
|Young, D, LF||Kendall, C|
|Hardy, SS||Gordon, A, 3B|
|Harris, B, 3B||Betancourt, Y, SS|
|Blackburn, P||Hochevar, P|
ok… um.. I’m making a complete mess of my keyboard typing with the nubs I have left after chewing my fingernails to the knuckles. There was a lot of angst and screaming in the chat room from those who weren’t holding their breath. Kind of sad that it had to end on such a bad call – even if it was against KC. You never really feel good about a W in that scenario but I loved that the guys kept battling back in the rain even after a 4 run deficit.
We elected Joe Mauer as BOD but award donuts AND cookies to Morneau and Cuddy. The bullpen all gets dry socks and undies for hanging in there. Hope the rest of the boys hit the showers, get warm and sleep quick.
It was also interesting to hear Gardy in the postgame come to the same conclusion about Blackburn being on too much rest and overthrowing his pitches that we suggested in the gamechat. I don’t have any worries that Nick’s elbow might not be ready yet – he’s good, just gotta get back on schedule.