GameChat – Orioles @ Twins #4, 1:10, WFTC29 & am1500

Well, it seems the boys might have an issue with DAY GAMES so I hereby challenge them to PROVE THAT WRONG!  (can’t hurt to try, right?)  It would be nice to split the series here but after the double-header yesterday, boy do we have some “interesting” lineups today.

INJURY UPDATES: JJ Hardy tried throwing and he’s still pretty sore so they are estimating possibly Tuesday for his return. Joe Mauer made a pinch hitter appearance last night – very exciting – but struck out. So I’m glad he’s back in the lineup today even if it’s only as a DH. Mijares made a rehab appearance down in the minors that didn’t go so well… no word on what’s next on his schedule. Still nothing on how Pat Neshek is doing after getting a correct diagnosis.

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Baltimore @ Minnesota
Izturis, C, SS   Span, CF
Wigginton, 2B   Punto, 3B
Markakis, RF   Mauer, DH
Tejada, 3B   Morneau, 1B
Wieters, C   Cuddyer, RF
Scott, DH   Young, D, LF
Jones, A, CF   Ramos, W, C
Atkins, G, 1B   Harris, B, SS
Reimold, N, LF   Casilla, A, 2B
  Matusz, P     Blackburn, P


Well now that was MUCH better!  I like that we split the series and such a beautiful day of baseball. 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Minnesota 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 x 6 12 0


And although it was just KL and I in the chat at the end of the game, we selected Denard Span as our BOD!  A triple, 3 RBI and that fantastic catch to end the game.  That was enough for us!

Denard Span

One Reply to “GameChat – Orioles @ Twins #4, 1:10, WFTC29 & am1500”

  1. Great game! Very happy that the Twins are working to even out the day game problem. Though a friend has offered an alternative explanation . . . The day games are often the last of the series and if they’ve already won the series by winning the first two games, they don’t feel the need to work so hard in the last one (or it’s a Minnesota nice thing against sweeping, which would make the other team feel bad) . . .Haven’t tested out the stats on this one . . . will revisit this theory after consulting the numbers.

    Loved hearing Bert talk about what a thrill it is to see the players’ shadows on the field 🙂 Ee-gads, do they really think that Twins fans LIVED in the dome for 28 years and didn’t go to any outdoor game anywhere?? They talk as if there were no opportunities to see outdoor baseball (much less right across the river). As a big fan of Minor League ball at all levels, I hope Twins fans occasionally take their families and friends to see a Minor League game. Among other things, it’s a GREAT way to introduce kids to the game without having to take out a second mortgage . . .

    Whoa, didn’t mean to get on my soapbox. Gotta go get some fresh air.