GameChat – Twins @ Rangers #4, 7:05pm

Well more roster news – Alexi Casilla is going to be out on the DL with a strained hamstring and Hughes is officially on his way back to join the team. This is on top of the move made after the game last night that sent James back down and brought up Tolbert. I have to admit that I’m a little confused by the move but we’ll see what that gives us to work with tonight. I would really like to see the boys continue to win and gain ground on this whole “games back” formula.



Revere, CF Kinsler, 2B
Nishioka, SS Andrus, SS
Mauer, C Hamilton, LF
Cuddyer, 1B Young, M, DH
Kubel, RF Cruz, N, RF
Thome, DH Moreland, 1B
Valencia, 3B Torrealba, C
Young, D, LF Davis, C, 3B
Tolbert, 2B Chavez, En, CF
  Baker, S, P   Harrison, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1
Texas 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 x 4 10 0

I didn’t really see much of the game tonight, but from the looks of things, I didn’t miss much. I’m a little curious how a team goes 3 for 8 with RISP and only scores 1 run. That sounds kind of tough to do. Anyway, Scott Baker had a nice game and Matt Tolbert celebrated his promotion with a couple of hits.

In the end, an opportunity to close to within 5 games of the Tigers was missed. Ah well… let’s sweep Oakland and go from there. – JC