ST GameChat – Yankees @ Twins, 12:05, am1500

There was a report in LaVelle E. Neal’s Strib blog that today’s game is being televised by FSN, but I haven’t seen that anywhere else, so I suspect it will just be radio today. Guess we’ll find out at game time. I’m going to go ahead and put up a GameChat anyway for anyone who’s interested.

Twins top prospect Aaron Hicks, who’s likely going to be starting the season at High Class A Ft. Myers this season, is getting a start in center field for the Twins. I saw Hicks play several games for Beloit last year and he’s definitely got a great deal of potential. Hope he does well. The Yankees have brought their top prospect, catcher Jesus Montero, to the game, as well.

In any event, here are the line ups:

Nunez, E, SS Hicks, CF
Cano, 2B Tolbert, 2B
Teixeira, 1B Cuddyer, RF
Rodriguez, A, DH Morneau, 1B
Chavez, Er, 3B Thome, DH
Jones, An, RF Young, D, LF
Pena, R, LF Valencia, 3B
Montero, J, C Butera, C
Krum, CF Casilla, A, SS
Carlyle, P Pavano, P

Always good to pick up a win over the Yankees, regardless of who’s wearing the uniforms. ‘Stache wasn’t real sharp, but it’s good to see Cuddyer and Thome both going yard. Matt Capps had another very good inning (note to Gardy…. are you absolutely POSITIVE about that Closer decision?).

Monday at noon, the Twins wrap up their Spring Training season by hosting the Pirates and yes, FSN will continue with their bizarre “let’s just televise Monday noon games” media strategy.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 6 13 2
Minnesota 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 7 7 1