GameChat – White Sox @ Twins, 1:10 pm

The Twins try to avoid getting swept out of their own ballpark by the rival White Sox today.

Jim Thome is again in the line up, still 2 home runs short of 600 and, of course, Joe Nathan still needs one save to break his tie with Rick Aguilera at the top of the Twins’ career saves list.

I’ve had a good time up here in the Twin Cities, going to ballgames and spending some time with friends trying to figure out how to fix what’s wrong with our Twins. It looks like we’ll have the better part of two months to discuss that topic because the days of this team playing meaningful games are pretty much over. This team is playing for pride now. That’s pride, not ego. There’s a difference… and it’s a difference some of these guys may still need to learn.

Delmon Young and Danny Valencia get a seat on the bench today and I can’t say I’m sorry about that. I’m just sorry there aren’t any better choices to put in their places. Babs is traveling today and I’m not sure if KL will be around for today’s chat. I have to go check out of the hotel and if I can find a ticket for a reasonable price, I may watch a few innings before heading home.



Pierre, LF Span, CF
Ramirez, Al, SS Revere, LF
Konerko, DH Mauer, C
Quentin, RF Cuddyer, 1B
Rios, CF Kubel, RF
Lillibridge, 1B Thome, DH
Beckham, 2B Plouffe, 2B
Flowers, C Tolbert, 3B
Morel, 3B Nishioka, SS
  _Peavy, P   _Duensing, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 7 12 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

Wow, do I know how to pick a series to drive up to see, or what? The Twins score 3 runs in the first game Friday night and a total of one more run over the next 26 innings. As Manager Ron Gardenhire pointed out, they managed to commit more errors than score runs this series.  Pretty humiliating. But why do I get the feeling the players aren’t nearly as humiliated by their crappy play as the fans are? I’m still waiting for any kind of sign that any of them give a crap.