ST – Pirates @ Twins, 12:05 pm, am1500 &

These darn noon games are killing me! I can’t always work out the early lunch schedule in order to get the lineups up.  At any rate, here’s how we STARTED and then I put up an early boxscore just so you can see where we’re at right now if you are away from a radio!

Pittsburgh @ Minnesota
McCutchen, A, CF   Revere, LF
Tabata, LF   Nishioka, 2B
Alvarez, 3B   Valencia, DH
Overbay, 1B   Brown, M, 3B
Walker, N, 2B   Tolbert, 1B
Jones, G, RF   Dinkelman, RF
Cedeno, SS   Repko, CF
Doumit, C   Casilla, A, SS
    Burres, P   Butera, C
      Pavano, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 5 8 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 11 1


Well that game just kind of sucked..  Pavano looked good, Butera had fun, Neshek looked a bit like the Neshek you remember pre-surgery – gave up a giant solo homerun, a strike out, a walk and two regular outs – I little inconsistent but improving…  Oh man, there are days when I really wish I wasn’t listening on the radio and I would have given a lot to see Revere’s catch in the 7th.  Dazzle thought it was out of the park the whole way and then gave the shocked alert that Ben had actually CAUGHT it!  Apparently he cut up his hands on the play – not the greatest part of the body for a baseball player to sacrifice but Gardy says he is going to be fine.  Manship got the loss by giving up three runs in the final inning from what had been a tie game.

OH, and just in case you missed the post before this, Delmon Young AND Justin Morneau both played in the B game this morning… sounds like both looked pretty darn good.  Can’t wait to get them and our other starters in the regular lineups!

UPDATE:  LaVelle E. Neal over at the Strib had a pretty entertaining postgame wrap – I encourage everyone to go check it out.

5 Replies to “ST – Pirates @ Twins, 12:05 pm, am1500 &”

  1. Drew Butera gunned a runner down trying to steal third base. He has no bat, but man he can throw those runners out. Pavano went 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K.

  2. Attebury notes that writer Kelly Theiser is leaving her post as Twins writer to go write for the LPGA

  3. That’s too bad about Thesier. I wasn’t real impressed with her early work, but the last year or so I thought she was getting pretty good at it.

  4. looks like we dont have to worry about extra innings. Pirates score 3 in the 9th