Game Chat – Twins @ Phillies #2, 3:10 pm FOX

Let’s put last night’s ugliness in the rear view mirror and move on, shall we? Time to score a bunch of runs, boys.

Minnesota @ Philadelphia
Span, CF   Victorino, CF
Hudson, O, 2B   Polanco, 3B
Mauer, C   Utley, 2B
Morneau, 1B   Howard, 1B
Cuddyer, RF   Werth, RF
Young, D, LF   Ibanez, LF
Valencia, 3B   Schneider, C
Punto, SS   Valdez, W, SS
Slowey, P   Hamels, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 3 13
Philadelphia 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 10


KL & Babs headed over to the TwinsCentric gathering while JimCrikket held down the fort in the gamechat but a good time was had by all where they intersected – gotta love all these bars with wifi access now!

The story of the game has to be Drew Butera.  His dad – former Twin, Sal Butera – finally was able to attend a game to see his son play in the MLB.  It was the first time he got to see Drew play in the bigs in person and, in response, Drew hit a HR to give the Twins their first lead of the game.  He came in as a pinch hitter for Matt Guerrier to lead off the 10th inning with the game tied at 9-9.  The whole team erupted off the bench when he hit a long fly to left field.  In a game that saw homeruns come from Mauer, Morneau & Thome (for which we give them all the pastries they can eat), it was the unexpected bomb from Butera that really captured my attention.  For that, he receives his first BOD.  I hope that he will be able to truly enjoy the day and all the team remembers the contributions that can be made by every person on the roster and we are glad he got his shot in front of his dad.  And pastries go to the rest of team in recognition of their continuing efforts no matter what the score – Manship & Duensing coming in and holding down the fort for Slowey, Matty G fanning the heavy hitters, Delmon going 3-6, Punto on base 4 times, Tolby with his timely hit in the end and especially Rauch for laying down a great bunt – a rare enough occasion for an American League closer.

What a great game to watch with 30 other people in a bar!

Drew Butera, BOD!

2 Replies to “Game Chat – Twins @ Phillies #2, 3:10 pm FOX”

  1. It won’t let me sign into chatroll from my phone but I wanted to add this: runs boys, score some runs!!!