GameChat – Orioles @ Twins, 7:10

I don’t know what happened to our weather but it seems like April and May decided to trade places this year.  But I guess that’s pretty much par for the course here in Minnesota.  If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change.

Cool game time temps aside, here’s an update on a couple of the injury situations.  Joe Mauer actually took batting practice today even though he’s not in the lineup tonight, it’s promising that his return is slated for sooner rather than later.  And apparently, all that confusion and ill will involving Pat Neshek’s request to go on the DL was unearned.  According to a recent report at am1500, a new MRI has determined that his hand does have a problem – in the palm not the finger.  Which is why the treatment the team was giving him wasn’t actually helping, just making it less painful.  Unfortunately, it’s very reminiscent of the situation Cuddy had to deal with in his hand which had him on the DL for a LOT longer than 15 days.  Here’s hoping that now that they know what the real problem is, he’ll be back with us soon.  It must be driving him crazy to have a problem like this just when he was back.  Here’s hoping that we do well in his absence!

Baltimore @ Minnesota
Jones, A, CF   Span, CF
Markakis, RF   Hudson, O, 2B
Wieters, C   Morneau, 1B
Tejada, 3B   Thome, DH
Wigginton, 2B   Cuddyer, RF
Atkins, G, DH   Kubel, LF
Hughes, R, 1B   Ramos, W, C
Reimold, N, LF   Casilla, A, SS
Izturis, C, SS   Punto, 3B
  Bergesen, P     Pavano, P


Well that didn’t go the way I would have liked.  Sheesh.  But fantastic outting from Carl Pavano regardless – what a workhorse.  And I will admit that I laughed for 5 minutes after that bunt from Lexi that just rolled down the line.  Marvelous!

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

2 Replies to “GameChat – Orioles @ Twins, 7:10”

  1. My BOD vote on this miserable night goes to the “foul pole hawk”. Did you see that moth grab? If we need a shortstop later in the year, I think we need look no further than then top of the RF foul pole!