GameChat – Twins @ Tigers, 6:05

Catching for the Twins… Joe Mauer? Really?

Seems to be true, assuming the game gets played tonight. Sounds like the weather could be problematic.

Otherwise, the only real news out of the Twins today was that they let the manager and hitting coach of their AAA Rochester club go. After back-to-back 90-loss seasons, I’m sure they had to do something to demonstrate to the Rochester folks that they care about what happens there. Maybe Tom Nieto had an impossible job, given the Twins’ injuries this season, but clearly the consistently boneheaded play of so many of the Twins’ young players makes one wonder about the instruction being imparted in the minor leagues.

Here’s tonight’s line up:



Revere, CF Jackson, A, CF
Plouffe, 2B Ordonez, RF
Mauer, C Young, D, LF
Kubel, DH Cabrera, Mi, 1B
Valencia, 3B Martinez, V, DH
Parmelee, 1B Avila, C
Benson, RF Peralta, Jh, SS
Tosoni, LF Betemit, 3B
Nishioka, SS Santiago, 2B
  _Slowey, P   _Penny, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Detroit 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 x 8 9 0

Another loss. One good inning, though, I guess. That’s better than getting shut out again, right?