I’m really curious how much energy there is in Twins Territory right now to even try to watch a day game. I know I am getting together for lunch with fellow Knuckleballer, TheatreBrian, and since he picked the restaurant, I’m not sure if the game will be available. I just don’t see a lot of people going out of their way to try to catch games right now. At least it’s a relief to see Cuddyer still in the lineup after last night’s hit and Thome is still here and not with the WSox… at least not yet. *crosses fingers that he says no*
But just in case anyone wants to talk about the Twins chances of at least avoiding a sweep by the Orioles, I’m putting a chat up. Good luck folks, team & fans alike.
|Andino, 3B||Revere, CF|
|Hardy, SS||Plouffe, SS|
|Markakis, RF||Morneau, 1B|
|Guerrero, DH||Cuddyer, RF|
|Reynolds, Ma, 1B||Kubel, LF|
|Reimold, LF||Thome, DH|
|Adams, R, 2B||Hughes, L, 3B|
|Tatum, C||Tolbert, 2B|
|Angle, CF||Butera, C|
|Reyes, Jo, P||Liriano, P|
If you didn’t believe me before, this series with the Orioles should basically PROVES that there is an injury curse attached to the foolishness of moving JJ Hardy on….
Not only did we get our butts handed to us offensively in a sweep by a team who basically SUCKS on the road, we had someone injured in every game they were here! Today, it was bad enough that we had Mauer on the bench with a stiff neck and Valencia out getting his wisdom teeth removed but then we added Liriano… yeah, that’s what we needed. Another hurt starting pitcher. At least Cuddyer stuck it out and stayed playing… I really have to admire his fire for the game although even I have to wonder if playing hurt is worth much this far out.
The good news is that the rumors seem to be saying that Cleveland is the claiming team for Thome. If you read the bit from LENIII I posted this morning, you know that he still has the ability to turn down any trade he wants. And I guess there is even a way for him to technically become a free agent if released by the Twins so that he could go to the Phillies if he so desired. I’m not sure what Thome wants at this point and I bet he’s spending some time in serious contemplation.
The bad news (other than the fact that the Twins can’t win a game to save their lives) is that Kubel appears to have been claimed by the White Sox. Anyone else surprised that they might be looking for a DH? *snigger* That being said, if we send him to the WSox, we damn well better get something WORTH it because I really can’t condone improving their team without some improvement of our own.
Oh well, enjoy your evening folks…