GameChat – Twins @ Diamondbacks, 8:40 pm, FSN & am1500

And Interleague play begins.

However appreciative the Twins might be that they are in Arizona to play baseball on the day of Killer’s funeral, they now have to play baseball after that very emotional service.  I’m sure it is going to be hard for many of the guys to concentrate tonight but I think that it will give them extra motivation to stay focused on work tonight.  At least I can hope.

Minnesota @ Arizona
Span, CF   Bloomquist, LF
Plouffe, SS   Roberts, R, 3B
Kubel, RF   Upton, J, RF
Morneau, 1B   Drew, S, SS
Cuddyer, 2B   Young, C, CF
Valencia, 3B   Montero, M, C
Young, D, LF   Nady, 1B
Rivera, Re, C   Johnson, K, 2B
Duensing, P   Kennedy, I, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7 10 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 x 8 11 0


Well that was both extremely frustrating an somewhat encouraging at the same time. It hurt to see Twins pitching give up that fatal big inning yet again and then, to see the hitters keep fighting and make progress to come back.  Yet, again, LOB is what killed us in the final outs.  We were inches from gaining the lead back with the bases loaded in the 9th inning but we were unable to pull the trigger. But the encouragement comes from the effort to overcome that large a deficit and to come that close to doing so.  At least it makes me want to watch the next game agian!