GameChat – Red Sox @ Twins #2, 7:10pm

I guess the “big news” today is about Scott Baker going on the Disabled List and Kevin Slowey being recalled from Rochester. Slowey will get the start on Sunday in Cleveland. I’m sure there’s a significant portion of Twinsville that is excited to see Slowey’s return and I’m happy for him, certainly, but I’m not feeling overly optimistic.

He should have Alexi Casilla backing him up by Sunday, however. Lexi is still on track to be activated Friday, the first day he’s eligible to return from the DL. Unless something unforeseen arises, Justin Morneau could be activated on Monday, in time for the series with the Tigers.

It definitely has a “too little, too late” feel to it, but nevertheless, it will be good to see Lexi and Justin back in uniform and on the field.

In the mean time, let’s see if the guys can put an end to this particular stretch of sucking time and maybe smack Erik Bedard around a little bit tonight. (When the hell did Boston get Bedard, anyway? Must have been while we were all hyped up over whether Denard was going to be a National, I guess.)



Ellsbury, CF Revere, CF
Pedroia, 2B Mauer, C
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B Cuddyer, 1B
Youkilis, 3B Kubel, RF
Ortiz, DH Thome, DH
Lowrie, SS Valencia, 3B
Crawford, LF Young, D, LF
Varitek, C Nishioka, SS
McDonald, D, RF Butera, C
  _Bedard, P   _Liriano, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 6 0
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 0

Eh. Might have been the most boring, long, drawn out 4-3 game I’ve ever sat through. Welcome to Red Sox baseball. Hard for me to imagine people actually LIKE watching that team play.

Oh yeah… and the Twins lost their 6th straight.

2 Replies to “GameChat – Red Sox @ Twins #2, 7:10pm”

  1. Bedard went to Boston on Deadline Day in a 3-team deal that also involved the Dodgers. Boston sent AA outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang to Seattle, and somehow the M’s convinced LA to send them Trayvon Robinson, as well. The Dodgers got a couple bullpen prospects and a future backup catcher from the Sox.

    If you’ve been watching SportsCenter Top Plays in the last week, you might have seen Robinson steal a homer from Torii Hunter in Anaheim, losing his hat in the stands as he made an acrobatic grab. The next night, he hit his first big league home run (endearingly, he stopped at 2nd base, thinking the ball might be in play, which just showed that he hadn’t paused in the box to admire his shot as it bounced off the rockpile beyond the CF wall). He’s made a nice first impression, certainly. M’s fans are hoping that he might either claim LF next season, or possibly take over in CF if Franklin Gutierrez can’t remember where he left his hitting shoes.

  2. You are right about the pace of this game Jim. The Red Sox dictated the pace. They forced the Twins to play their “death march” style. And again Twins pitching gives up 7 or 8 walks.