GameChat – Twins @ White Sox #2, 7:10pm

All three blog hosts are otherwise committed tonight (probably rightfully so) but we’re hoping you guys have been doing this long enough to know how to chat & cheer on your own!

Minnesota

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Chi White Sox
Revere, CF Pierre, LF
Casilla, A, 2B Ramirez, Al, SS
Mauer, C Konerko, 1B
Cuddyer, RF Dunn, A, DH
Valencia, DH Quentin, RF
Tosoni, LF Rios, CF
Hughes, L, 1B Pierzynski, C
Nishioka, SS Beckham, 2B
Tolbert, 3B Morel, 3B
  Blackburn, P   Floyd, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 14 0
Chi White Sox 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0

I didn’t get to actually SEE any of this game and all of the scoring was done before I even got to listen to any of it. From what I can tell, however, kudos are due to several players.

Working backwards from the finish, both Joe Nathan and Matt Capps pitched perfect innings of relief. That’s exactly what we envisioned getting out of those guys when the season started. In fact, Alex Burnett managed a similar inning and Phil Dumatrait looked good, too. And while starter Nick Blackburn obviously got off to a horid start and didn’t have a sharp game, you have to give a guy credit for fighting his way through five innings even when he clearly wasn’t at the top of his game.

On the offensive side, Alexi Casilla, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer and Rene Tosoni all contributed a pair of hits, but it was Luke Hughes’ 3-run home run that provided the winning margin. His 3 hits in 5 AB and 3 RBI earned him a consensus Boyfriend of the Day award from the GameChat folks! – JC

Luke Hughes

 

Happy Birthday JimCrikket!

Hey Everyone!  It’s time to wish a happy birthday to our blog host, JimCrikket!

I think he’s turning the big 3-0 this year so it’s a pretty big deal! (yeah, I know he looks a little older than that but he’s sensitive so don’t say anything ok? ;) ) I don’t think he’s going to join us for the game tonight so here’s your chance to send your good wishes!

St Paul Saints host Girls Night Out!

Ladies, looking for a night of Beauty, Baseball, and Fun? The St. Paul Saints are hosting a Girls Night Out on Tuesday, July 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us with your friends for a night of relaxation and pampering from local vendors and enjoy dinner provided by Pazzaluna and the St. Paul Grill.

To register, visit saintsgroups.com, password: girlsnightout.