GameChat – Twins @ Tigers #1, 12:05pm, FSN & am1500

Happy Memorial Day everyone. I’m sure you all join me in honoring and thanking those who have given the last full measure of devotion… as well as their families.

I considered authoring a Memorial Day post, but I don’t think I could do any better than Babs did a year ago. Click here to go back and read her Memorial Day post from last year, as I did.

The Twins go back on the road starting today with a noon game in Detroit.

Jim Thome returns to the line-up and Jose Mijares returns to the bullpen.

From the Twins’ Communication office comes this stat of the day…Denard Span’s lifetime batting average of .363 (74 of 204) is the highest All-Time among players with at least 200 ABs against the Tigers. Keep it up, Denard!

Span, CF Jackson, A, CF
Casilla, A, SS Dirks, LF
Kubel, RF Boesch, RF
Morneau, 1B Cabrera, Mi, 1B
Cuddyer, 2B Martinez, V, DH
Thome, DH Peralta, Jh, SS
Young, D, LF Avila, C
Valencia, 3B Raburn, 2B
Rivera, R, C Inge, 3B
Blackburn, P Penny, P

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

That was disappointing.

Sorry I wasn’t more active in the Chat, but my family decided to join me at the bar so I figured I should socialize with them a bit.

I haven’t read a lot of the reports from Detroit after the game, but I think I heard Jason Kubel left with an ankle injury. Had to figure that was coming, didn’t we? One of the few guys who have been healthy AND productive… yeah you knew that couldn’t last this season.

And that call down the LF line in the 8th that led to the Tigers’ winning run was pure bullshit. We have no idea whether the Twins would have won the game but for that call, but the Tigers certainly should not have scored that run.

The pitching held together quite well, including some members of the bullpen who have not been terribly effective lately, so that was something positive.

Enjoy the rest of your Holiday weekend, all!