GameChat – Twins @ Rays #2, 6:10 pm, FSN & am1500


I’m the eternal optimist who is more than ready to put yesterday behind me (and all the horrible things that happened) and jut ee what happens today.  I will admit that seeing Tolbert bat second does take me back a couple years though.. I kind of hoped we were past that.  I disagree with JC’s belief that Holm will (new catcher we’re bringing up) will man the plate about half the time.. yeah, I just don’t think that is going to happen.  Butera is well enough liked by the pitchers and the fielders that he’s still going to get the majority of the outings until Mauer returns.  I’ll also remind Twins fans everywhere what happened for Joe Mauer the last time he missed the month of April on the DL.. uh huh, can anyone say Batting title?

Minnesota @ Tampa Bay
Span, CF   Fuld, LF
Tolbert, SS   Damon, DH
Kubel, RF   Joyce, RF
Morneau, 1B   Lopez, F, 3B
Young, D, LF   Upton, B, CF
Thome, DH   Rodriguez, S, 2B
Cuddyer, 2B   Johnson, D, 1B
Valencia, 3B   Shoppach, C
Butera, C   Brignac, R, SS
  Blackburn, P     Davis, W, P


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


*sigh* searching for a postitive here… They say that Joe Mauer might only have the flu…?? not sure if that counts.