It was a long and not-so-successful road trip, but the boys are back in town tonight and facing the Detroit Tigers. I don’t care what the Indians and Royals are doing at the moment, I still believe it will be the Tigers and White Sox that are likely to be the strongest competition for the Twins in the AL Central. That makes this series all that much more critical.
Glancing at the tweets, blogs and other social media reports, apparently Joe Mauer is taking some BP swings (and will be having a presser before the game tonight), Trevor Plouffe has a mild hamstring strain that will keep him out of the line up today and tomorrow, and tonight is Francisco Liriano’s first start since his no-hitter.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d really like something to cheer about tonight!
|Jackson, A, CF||Span, CF|
|Sizemore, 2B||Tolbert, SS|
|Ordonez, RF||Kubel, DH|
|Cabrera, M, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Martinez, V, DH||Valencia, 3B|
|Peralta, J, SS||Cuddyer, RF|
|Boesch, LF||Tosoni, LF|
|Inge, 3B||Hughes, L, 2B|
|Avila, C||Butera, C|
|Porcello, P||Liriano, P|
Game sucked again. I sure wish the Twins would get healthy and we wouldn’t have to watch the Red Wings try to play Major League Baseball every night.