GameChat – Tampa Bay @ Minnesota, 7:10 pm, FSN & am1500

Yes, they ARE playing tonight (so far) and yes, it is butt-cold out there. Stupid snow flurries. But the word really is that it should be a mostly dry game and they’ll just play in the cold.  Poor Liriano who really really doesn’t like cold.

I had heard earlier today that Young might be in the lineup tonight but either that was just not really happening or the weather made them re-evaluate that tonight. I haven’t heard any of the pre-game stuff on TV or radio so they’ll probably tell you if you’re paying attention.

Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
Fuld, LF   Span, CF
Damon, DH   Casilla, A, SS
Upton, B, CF   Kubel, LF
Zobrist, RF   Morneau, DH
Rodriguez, S, 2B   Cuddyer, RF
Lopez, F, 3B   Valencia, 3B
Shoppach, C   Butera, C
Johnson, D, 1B   Hughes, L, 1B
Brignac, R, SS   Tolbert, 2B
Davis, W, P   Liriano, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 8 0
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1


Not much to say about this game tonight except that it’s a pretty good bet everyone involved was glad when it was over. Snow… at the end of April… during a Twins game. ugh.

Apparently DY is going on the DL and Rene Tosoni should be in uniform for the Twins in time for the Thursday doubleheader. I really don’t want to even think about which pitchers will/won’t be available for those games. Could be interesting. – JC