Ok, TOTAL craziness at my house AND apparently the illnesses are running rampant again…
Valencia is a late scratch because he has the flu – yeah, the last of our starting rotation to succumb but down he goes.
And Mauer is done for the season – official diagnosis from Mayo is that he’s been playing with pneumonia… great. Seriously… we need a live chicken.
oh yeah, welcome back Thome! it’s great to see you! don’t let any of the Twins breathe on you…
|Fukudome, RF||Revere, CF|
|Kipnis, 2B||Plouffe, SS|
|Cabrera, A, SS||Kubel, DH|
|Thome, DH||Cuddyer, RF|
|Santana, C, 1B||Parmelee, 1B|
|Sizemore, G, CF||Hughes, L, 3B|
|Duncan, LF||Dinkelman, 2B|
|Chisenhall, 3B||Benson, LF|
|Marson, C||Butera, C|
|Jimenez, P||Slowey, P|
Well this was actually the most fun any of the losing games lately have been to watch… Slowey was doing better but .. yeah, not good enough to hold a spot in the starting rotation.
There was a lot of entertainment watching Joe Benson try for the cycle tonight.. I really don’t know what I would have thought about a September callup hitting for the cycle – I wonder if that has ever happened??? (too tired to go find out but if one of our readers knows, please give us a heads up because that would be cool to know.) At any rate, he really did almost get it. In the 9th inning, he came up as the second batter needing just the homerun to make it complete… and then he hit it LOOONG. Missed the homerun by inches.. that’s all. Oh well.
Sadly, it was a one run loss and the winning run was another homerun – off the bat of Jim Thome. Yeah, he’s STILL a Twins killer when he’s not playing for us. I think he owes Joe Nathan a steak or something. But it’s awful hard to begrudge him anything even when he hits the game winner.