GameChat – Twins @ Tigers #2, 6:05

I haven’t had a chance to check out any news of the day other than JC reporting that Liriano was working out as usual after his short start last night so I’m just going to take that and run with it. The Twins are still in first place in the American League but the Rays have pulled up into a tie with the Yankees a half game back. I love that excitement.

There hasn’t been much news from the Morneau front recently other than if he’s feeling good, Gardy will throw him in and get him so AB’s but until then, getting him in this season or post-season is not his priority – healthy is his only concern and if that takes time off until next March, that’s just the way it is.

Let’s hope tonight’s game isn’t as odd and isn’t as poorly officiated.

Minnesota @ Detroit
Span, CF   Jackson, A, CF
Hudson, O, 2B   Kelly, LF
Young, D, LF   Damon, DH
Cuddyer, 1B   Cabrera, M, 1B
Kubel, DH   Peralta, J, SS
Valencia, 3B   Boesch, RF
Hardy, SS   Inge, 3B
Repko, RF   Avila, C
Butera, C   Santiago, 2B
Pavano, P   Bonderman, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
Minnesota 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 16 2
Detroit 1 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 21 2


Ok, none of the Knuckleball “officials” actually watched enough innings of last night’s game to be able to comment with any intelligence on a regular length game much less  last night’s marathon.  If you REALLY want to see how things went in more detail than the link in the boxscore tells you, you can check out the play-by-play

So I’m just going to limit my comments to ..  there was some good, there was some bad and we didn’t walk away with it in the end – which really sucks after going 13 innings.  Here’s the Twins page report on the game.

*** addition: Dewluca added an additional link in the comments sharing some of the injury concerns the team has now and Gardy’s general reaction.