GameChat – Tigers @ Twins #2, 7:10pm

I’m posting “unofficial” line ups below (so they aren’t all linked to the players’ stats) because both Babs and I have plans for the late-afternoon/early-evening and I wanted to get the Chatroll window opened for anyone who wanted to come here to hang out during the game, even if MLB doesn’t yet have the official line ups released.

Another big game with the Tigers tonight and fortunately, Justin Verlander can’t pitch every game for Detroit. The Twins will be facing three more RH starters this series, none of which is half the pitcher Verlander is. So I don’t want to see another night of assbats! Hit the damn ball, gentlemen.

The Twins welcome back Jason Kubel tonight as well and Gardy wasted no time getting him in the line up. I don’t even want to hear about how the Twins have had a better record without Kubel than they had with him… he and Span were the only guys hitting the ball for much of April and May so the lack of wins in those months had a lot more to do with other guys than Koobes. This team is getting deeper again and that’s not a bad thing.

The good news is that ONE of the other teams ahead of the Twins in the AL Central standings will lose tonight. The bad news is that one of them will win. Yes, the BitchSox are in Cleveland for a 3-game series with the ‘Toons starting tonight.



Jackson, CF Revere, CF
Raburn, LF Casilla, 2B
Ordonez, RF Mauer, C
Cabrera, DH Cuddyer, 1B
Martinez, 1B Kubel, RF
Peralta, SS Valencia, 3B
Guillen, 2B Thome, DH
Avila, C Young, LF
Betemit, 3B Nishioka, SS
  _Scherzer, P   _Duensing, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 8 13 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0

Talk about taking a dump on the field.

Every once in a while, a baseball team lays such a load of crap on the field that they should be embarrassed… a game where the players should all pitch in and give refunds to every fan who bought a ticket to the game.

Friday was such a game.

The pitching flat out sucked.

The hitting, while it would seem impossible, actually sucked worse.

There is no excuse for not hitting Max F’ing Scherzer any more than what that sorry excuse for a line up did.

Seriously, guys, if you WANT to finish the season playing in another uniform, just man up and say so and I’m sure Bill Smith will try to accommodate you. But if you’re going to wear a Twins uniform, at least show SOME level of effort out there. Performances like this one are a disgrace.

Please… break out the white uniforms or the blue jerseys or, hell, wear pink ones. Because playing the way you did Friday night, you don’t deserve to wear the uniform of Harmon Killebrew. You disgrace his memory with efforts like that.

If that’s the best effort we can expect to see against the Tigers, I’m absolutely fine with Bill Smith trading every. last. one. of you at any time. I don’t ever want to see that load of crap on the field again.

Shame on you. All of you. -JC