GameChat – Twins @ Giants #2, 9:15

The Tigers won and it’s looking like the Indians and White Sox may do likewise, so our guys will have to win again tonight to avoid giving back the game they gained on the leaders last night.

The good news today is that Joe Nathan and Jim Thome are expected to rejoin the Twins Friday in Milwaukee. Of course, that means a couple of roster spots to speculate about before then.

But first things first… time to beat up on the Giants again! I can’t say I know anything about the guy pitching for SF tonight, but he’s not only got an ERA below 2.00, but a batting average of .250. That’s enough to make some of our pitchers AND hitters jealous!

Revere, CF Rowand, CF
Casilla, A, 2B Burriss, 2B
Mauer, C Sandoval, P, 3B
Cuddyer, RF Huff, 1B
Young, D, LF Ross, C, LF
Valencia, 3B Schierholtz, RF
Hughes, L, 1B Crawford, SS
Nishioka, SS Whiteside, C
Blackburn, P Vogelsong, P

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 3
San Francisco 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 x 5 7 2

I guess our dreams of watching the Twins go through the rest of the season without ever losing another game have come to an end, right? Yeah, there are bound to be some clunkers along the way. The thing is… this was really the first time I consciously thought, “boy, we REALLY miss Morneau, Kubel, Span, Thome, etc.” I mean, sure… it’s a no brainer that you want those guys back, but this game showed us how impotent the current roster really can be.