GameChat – White Sox @ Twins, 1:10

First game of today’s Labor Day split double header.

The White Sox have lost four straight, falling 8.5 games behind the Tigers so what we have today are two games between teams that have nothing really to play for except the fact that they just don’t like to lose to one another much.

Brian Dinkelman gets a start at 2B.



Pierre, LF Revere, CF
Ramirez, Al, SS Plouffe, SS
Konerko, 1B Mauer, DH
Pierzynski, C Cuddyer, RF
Viciedo, RF Kubel, LF
Dunn, A, DH Valencia, 3B
De Aza, CF Dinkelman, 2B
Vizquel, 3B Hughes, L, 1B
Beckham, 2B Rivera, R, C
  _Humber, P   _Swarzak, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1

Quick… without looking… how many runs do you think the Twins scored?

If you guessed “1”, you have been watching too many Twins games this season. You also would be correct.

Anthony Swarzak pitched a terrific 8 innings and Brian Dinkelman contributed three hits. Unfortunately, the rest of the team contributed a total of four off of that perennial Cy Young contender Phil Humber. Then again, everyone looks like a CY contender against the Twins.

The loss was number 82 for the Twins meaning, as if there was any doubt anyway, the Twins have now clinched a losing season.

Back in a couple of hours for the night cap.