GameChat – Minnesota @ Oakland #3, 3:05, WFTC29 & am1500

Before we discuss today’s game, there is a matter of SUPREME importance that must be announced.  Many of our readers are big fans of the legendary Batgirl.  It just so happens that today is the anniversary of the birth of her very close personal friend, Anne Ursu!  If any of our readers would like to wish the inimitable Anne a Happy Birthday, feel free to add your comments below!

Now, onto the game today.  Ouch.  It appears that all the situations that caused last night’s desperate need for creativity still exist.  This lineup is going to cause a lot of breath-holding today.  I sure hope that we are able to see unexpected people step up – just like last night!

Minnesota @ Oakland
Span, CF   Davis, R, CF
Tolbert, 2B   Barton, D, 1B
Mauer, DH   Sweeney, R, RF
Kubel, RF   Suzuki, K, C
Young, D, LF   Cust, DH
Valencia, 3B   Kouzmanoff, 3B
Harris, B, 1B   Gross, LF
Punto, SS   Ellis, M, 2B
Butera, C   Pennington, SS
  Blackburn, P     Gonzalez, G, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 1
Oakland 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 13 1

2 Replies to “GameChat – Minnesota @ Oakland #3, 3:05, WFTC29 & am1500”

  1. Happy Birthday Batgirl’s “close personal friend”!

    I say we make June 6 the Official Twins Blogosphere Holiday… Batgirl Day. We could make a point to celebrate each year with cupcakes, much as we did back on June 6, 2006 (the year the birthday of BG’s close personal friend coincided with “Cupcake Day”). See:

    Because let’s face it, it will be a long time before there’s another official “Cupcake Day” during the baseball season after the one later this year, during the playoffs (10/10/10). And you can never have too many reasons for cupcakes, right?

  2. Happy birthday, Anne!

    Yeah, that’s about as inspired as I get lately. It’s sad really, but hopefully your birthday has been fun and happy!