ST – Red Sox @ Twins, 12:05 pm, am1500 &

The big news today is the lineup!  Yes, that is Justin Morneau’s name signed in there for the first A squad game in 8 months.  Delmon is also coming back and it looks like his foot is doing well.  Still no Cuddyer or Mauer but they are both on the practice field participating in regular workouts.

Also in the lineup today is Tsuyoshi Nishioka.  I’m not sure what I would expect on a day like today when all of us are thinking about the disaster in Japan but he likely more than the rest of us.  For whatever his reasons for deciding to play, our thoughts are with him, his family and his friends in Japan.

Boston @ Minnesota
Ellsbury, CF   Span, CF
Crawford, LF   Nishioka, 2B
Ortiz, D, DH   Young, D, LF
Youkilis, 3B   Morneau, 1B
Drew, J, RF   Thome, DH
Varitek, C   Valencia, 3B
Spears, N, 2B   Kubel, RF
Sutton, 1B   Holm, C
Navarro, Y, SS   Casilla, A, SS
  Lester, P     Duensing, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 x 3 7 0


Well that was a FUN game! I am sure that Morneau was ecstatic and I’m sure he’ll be equally annoyed with how many people are asking him how he’s feeling tonight and tomorrow.  But it was a good day regardless.  And we’ve tied the record for the Mayor’s Cup at 2-2 against the Red Sox now.. considering we’ve lost it for the last 4 years straight, I would like to come out on the winning end this year.