Considering how absolutely GORGEOUS it is in Minnesota today, it’s kind of too bad the Twins can’t play at home but they’ll be up here on Friday and the nice weather is supposed to continue for a bit. And half of Minnesota seems to have trekked down to KC to fill the stands down there anyway.
There are some questions about how the pitch limit will apply to Duensing’s start today given that it’s his second start and the extreme heat in KC. He’s targeted for 80-85 pitches but I don’t think they’ll let him go past 5-6 innings no matter how efficient he is. They just don’t want to overdo yet but I’ll be intrigued to see how it goes.
Ok, boys, lets see about giving young Brian the same kind of run support you have been giving the rest of the starters lately, huh?
|Span, CF||Podsednik, LF|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Bloomquist, RF|
|Mauer, C||Butler, 1B|
|Young, D, LF||Guillen, J, DH|
|Kubel, DH||Betemit, 3B|
|Cuddyer, 1B||Aviles, M, 2B|
|Valencia, 3B||Ankiel, CF|
|Repko, RF||Pena, B, C|
|Punto, SS||Betancourt, Y, SS|
|Duensing, P||Bannister, B, P|
Despite the heat and the getaway day game circumstance, the boys still pulled out the offense in a big way to give Brian Duensing his first Win. But no one did more offensively than Delmon Young.. again. Yes, the same Delmon that has been on FIRE for the month of July. So, he got the BOD without hardly any debate. But for coming out there and hitting his target pitches and completing 6 strong innings, Mr. Duensing is awarded the adult beverage of his choice and Spanky and Ripcord get pastries for their work.
Keep an eye out for word about Nick Punto who pulled up after running through 1B in the 8th inning. It could be a cramp or a hamstring pull but we’ll see what the team says and I think everyone is glad for the off-day tomorrow!