Another absolutely perfect day for baseball in Minnesota and there are going to be 30,000+ people exceedingly happy they are skipping out of work to be at the game. I wish one of them was me.. *Sigh* Sadly, I’ll be in and out even of the chat much less able to listen to much of the game. But I’m taking my radio with me as I play teenage boy taxi and hit the golf course this afternoon – scary huh?
So here’s the rundown for today’s roster news:
- Mauer is getting the day off today due to general soreness – & getting a lot of crap for it from the virtual world. All I have to say is what do you think the reason is that catchers always get regular days off???? Come on people, just because he’s admitting to people that he’s sore because of all the detailed attention they are paying to his physical condition doesn’t mean this is out of the norm. Even when he was leading all MLB catchers in game appearances, he regularly missed the day game after a night game.. settle down. However, tomorrow he is expected to make his debut appearance at 1B. That could be interesting.
- Per Rhett Bolinger: Baker’s injury is diagnosed as a flexor muscle strain but MRI results not back yet. Gardy said “good chance” Swarzak starts Sunday.
- As a follow-up to that piece of info: Slowey is also scheduled to pitch Sunday with Rochester, throwing around 75 pitches. Delmon will DH tonight for Rochester.
- and in one more piece of minor league roster news: Gardy asked that Plouffe play 1B yesterday. Added, “He’s going to play 1B & I told them to pretty much do it, you know, until we call.”
|Damon, DH||Revere, CF|
|Zobrist, RF||Casilla, A, 2B|
|Longoria, 3B||Cuddyer, 1B|
|Upton, B, CF||Thome, DH|
|Rodriguez, S, 2B||Valencia, 3B|
|Kotchman, 1B||Tosoni, LF|
|Ruggiano, LF||Repko, RF|
|Shoppach, C||Rivera, R, C|
|Johnson, E, SS||Nishioka, SS|
|Davis, W, P||Liriano, P|
uh… someone please tell me what happened?? see… when I finally had to leave the radio behind at the bottom of the 7th inning, Cuddyer had just tied the score at 5. Perhaps it was actually even a more perfect day for golfing than I thought… because it means I was spared the end of this game! I think I will leave it that way and not go find out what actually happened in the 8th and 9th innings.
However, just in case anyone else really does want to know what happened, here’s a link to the official Play by Play!