Lots of goings on at Target Field today – and the extra-sized press corps has returned. Nishioka is back in Minnesota! He’s not in the lineup tonight. In fact, tonight’s lineup is exactly the same as last night. We’ve sent a guy down to AAA to make room though – Dusty Hughes – so Nishioka will be showing up in the lineup any day now. The other news is that Mauer is also supposedly returning on Friday! His rehab is good and he and Nathan teamed up for a little joint rehab – a bit of testing each other I think. At any rate, both reportedly felt very good with the results and Mauer is champing at the bit to play.
But neither of them are playing tonight so we’ll have to hope that the boys we currently have are ready to go. I think the rain is supposed to be done once we get the game going so even if we have some sprinkles, they should be able to get the whole game in – so the weather men say. Not sure about their batting average though.
|Chi White Sox||@||Minnesota|
|Pierre, LF||Revere, CF|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Casilla, A, SS|
|Quentin, RF||Cuddyer, RF|
|Konerko, 1B||Young, D, DH|
|Pierzynski, C||Hughes, L, 1B|
|Rios, CF||Valencia, 3B|
|Dunn, A, DH||Dinkelman, LF|
|Beckham, 2B||Tolbert, 2B|
|Morel, 3B||Butera, C|
|Floyd, P||Pavano, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||6||0|
Hey, guess what… one of the ESPN Baseball Tonight guys has discovered that the Twins are playing some baseball! Barry Larkin mentioned the Twins are playing well and, in his opinion, aren’t out of the AL Central race! That may be the kiss of death. But tonight, the Twins sure looked like the team we hoped they would be all season.
Revere, Casilla, Cuddyer and Dinkelman (that’s right, I said Dinkelman) all had two hits tonight, earning our undying thanks. Cuddy gets extra ice cream from the post-game dessert bar for stealing not one… not two… but THREE bases off of our old buddy AJ!
But a complete game bitch slapping of the BitchSox certainly warrants BOD honors for Carl Pavano!