GameChat – Twins @ Royals, 7:10

Both Mauer and Thome took batting practice today and that was a very good sign.  They aren’t in tonight’s lineup yet and probably won’t be tomorrow yet either but they are both supposedly improving.  JJ Hardy, on the other hand, is back here in the cities getting his knee checked out.  He says it’s feeling better but they want to be sure it’s nothing serious.  Joe C. says we should give all three until Thursday before we panic.

So for those of you who are watching baseball instead of football tonight, here’s what we have to work with:

Minnesota @ Kansas City
Span, CF   Dyson, CF
Hudson, O, 2B   Aviles, M, 2B
Young, D, LF   Butler, DH
Kubel, RF   Ka’aihue, 1B
Cuddyer, 1B   Fields, 3B
Valencia, DH   Gordon, A, LF
Tolbert, 3B   Betancourt, Y, SS
Butera, C   May, C
Casilla, A, SS   Miller, Ja, RF
  Slowey, P     Davies, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 0
Kansas City 0 6 1 3 0 0 0 0   10 13 1


As I told the folk in the chat, I’m going to keep this brief in order to avoid saying something I might later regret.

Slowey was really struggling tonight – not sure what was going on for him but he was REALLY upset when he was in the dugout and I’m pretty sure he was mad at himself.  I totally understand that and I hope it’s not something lingering.  The offense for both teams seemed to be able to put the ball out there…  Just didn’t get enough runs for our line on the boxscore.  I was unhappy.