GameChat – Minnesota @ Oakland, 9:10

Injuries are really taking a bite out of the Twins’ ass.  Hardy is still hurting so we’re lucky he’s actually IN the lineup.  Hudson is still out and the whole bottom of our rotation just looks.. weak.  Luke Hughes is back from the DL down in Rochester and will make his first appearance tonight.  *crosses fingers*  I wouldn’t mind trading out for the cutey patootey australian boy.

Minnesota @ Oakland
Span, CF   Davis, R, CF
Hardy, SS   Barton, D, 1B
Mauer, DH   Sweeney, R, RF
Morneau, 1B   Suzuki, K, C
Kubel, RF   Cust, DH
Young, D, LF   Kouzmanoff, 3B
Valencia, 3B   Gross, LF
Punto, 2B   Ellis, M, 2B
Butera, C   Rosales, A, SS
  Baker, S, P     Braden, P

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 5
Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4

 

Man, it sure feels good to be back in the win column.  Justin Morneau discussed the losing streak after the game and pointed out that it was a short one but you like to keep those as short as possible.  Well, yes, obviously.  And I I guess that three games is relatively short for ANY streak but losing still sucks. 

The game chat was so excited that they started throwing out names for BOD left and right because it was such a team-wide effort.  So we hope the whole team enjoyed the truckload of pastries shipped to the lockerroom – and that someone dug Nicky Punto out of the pile… Final vote for BOD though goes to Delmon Young for an all-around good game AND the game winning RBI.   It was good to see RBI’s instead of LOB’s. 

3 thoughts on “GameChat – Minnesota @ Oakland, 9:10

  1. Matty is doing it again – solid year, quietly going out and doing his job, nothing splashy. But he’s so good at doing it quietly that we are always shocked when he has a bad day. One of the best parts (if not THE best currently) of our bullpen.