Twins @ Athletics #2, 8:05pm

As we all wait to find out whether Twins GM Bill Smith has totally lost his mind and will be trading away Denard Span yet tonight or tomorrow, the Twins themselves have another game to play in Oakland.

As I write this, it looks like Detroit’s going to drop their game to the Angels, so our guys can pick up a game in the standings with a win tonight.

I’m heading out to watch the Twins’ low Class A team, the Beloit Snappers, take on our local Cedar Rapids Kernels, but I’ll probably cut out a bit early so I can get back for most of the Twins game.

Here are tonight’s line ups.



Revere, CF Weeks, 2B
Plouffe, 2B Crisp, CF
Mauer, C Matsui, LF
Cuddyer, RF Willingham, DH
Kubel, RF DeJesus, RF
Thome, DH Jackson, C, 1B
Valencia, 3B Pennington, SS
Young, D, LF Sizemore, S, 3B
Nishioka, SS Powell, C
  _Blackburn, P   _Moscoso, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Oakland 1 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 x 8 12 1

Well the guys missed an opportunity to pick up a game on the Tigers and White Sox, who both lost today. Blackie was not good and the offense wasn’t much better. I wish I could say it was an unusual performance for either one, but it wasn’t.

By the time game time rolls around on Sunday, the non-waiver trade deadline will have passed and we’ll know if Denard Span is heading to Anaheim Monday to meet up with the Twins there or whether he’s joining the Nationals, while the Twins get several young members of the Nationals organization. I still suspect Kevin Slowey my find himself packing his bags Sunday. He had a really nice performance on Saturday for the Red Wings.

Should be an interesting morning for Twins fans… not to mention their players.