GameChat – Twins @ Indians #3, 12:05, WFTC 29

This is just personal opinion but this is an “alternate” lineup that I’m a LOT more comfortable with.  Obviously I would prefer to have Mauer in the lineup whenever possible  but as a day game, I would have expected something different today anyway.  And we have the major league debut of Wilson Ramos – the word from Gardy is that he will be the starting catcher while Mauer is healing up instead of Drew… yeah, I think that is ridiculous. But at least he gets to start with a fantastic pitcher on the mound. Drive them batshit crazy Frankie!!

Minnesota @ Cleveland
Span, CF   Cabrera, A, SS
Hudson, O, 2B   Sizemore, CF
Cuddyer, RF   Choo, RF
Morneau, 1B   Kearns, LF
Thome, DH   Peralta, J, 3B
Young, D, LF   Grudzielanek, 2B
Hardy, SS   Marte, A, 1B
Ramos, W, C   LaPorta, DH
Punto, 3B   Marson, C
Liriano, P   Huff, D, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 8 20 1
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 1

Wow, coming up with a Boyfriend of the Day was tough today. When your guys rip 20 hits, your pitcher goes 7 strong innings, and guys are making good defensive plays all over the field, it’s tough to single out one guy!

Little Nicky Punto had what might have been his best day in a couple of years and earns an assortment of pastries, while DY and Liriano both certainly earned cookies. Jim Thome gets ice cream for tying Palmiero’s career HR mark. But I think the group in the GameChat largely agreed that when you’re the first Twin to get four hits in your Major League debut since Kirby Puckett in 1984 AND you hang on to the ball to get a key out at the plate, you’ve had a BOD-worthy day. So Wilson Ramos, you are our BOD.

Wilson Ramos... 4 hits in his Major League debut wins you BOD!

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