GameChat – Yankees @ Twins, 7:10

According to Twitter, Joba Chamberlain is already a big fan of not only Target Field, but also the Minnesota weather!  Who could argue on a day like today when everyone was expecting thunderstorms!  Also from Twitter, it’s somewhat interesting in a way I can’t quite explain that the umpires and the Yankees have checked into the same hotel… 

In lineup news, Hardy is BACK!!!  I love that!  Trevor Plouffe is officially back down to Rochester with this grateful fan’s thanks for his valiant efforts to fill hole in our roster.  He did a great job and I look forward to an excellent future for that young man.

NY Yankees @ Minnesota
Jeter, SS   Span, CF
Gardner, CF   Hudson, O, 2B
Teixeira, DH   Mauer, C
Rodriguez, A, 3B   Morneau, 1B
Cano, 2B   Cuddyer, RF
Swisher, RF   Kubel, DH
Miranda, 1B   Young, D, LF
Cervelli, C   Hardy, SS
Russo, LF   Punto, 3B
  Burnett, A, P     Baker, S, P


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


Well, we’re not done yet!  First Rain Delay in Minnesota baseball since 1981.  But since we got through 5 innings and it’s still a scoreless tied game, it’s officially suspended and we’ll pick it up tomorrow with the 6th inning at 4:05 pm.  The official word is that if you had tickets for tonight, your game time is done.  If you have tickets for tomorrow’s game, you can get in early for the rest of tonight’s game and stay for the second game as well.  Lots of details we haven’t had to deal with in awhile.

Tonight’s outting certainly had it’s moments though!  We’d like to congratulate Span on a great effort with two steals and a perfect bunt that annoyed the living crap out of Burnett.  It was great!!

The other highlight, which you, no doubt, have either heard about or seen was the Target Field Squirrel appearance.  Most of us were greatly amused.  I’m not so sure about Brendan Harris. However, the chat deemed that the squirrel deserved recognition if just for inducing a beautiful strikeout from A-Roid! Good Squirrel!

Kevin over at 7th Inning Stache did a quick post with still photos during the game that you should check out!  It shows multiple angles.

But if you just want the live experience, here’s the video: