Just when you thought the Twins had lost players to just about every possible injury, they surprise you and come up with a new way to lose players. In case you haven’t heard Denard Span and Danny Valencia are missing Friday night’s game after Denard rear-ended Valencia’s car on the way to the airport to catch the team flight. Valencia’s fiance was driving his car and we’re thankful nobody was seriously injured, but both players were scratched from tonight’s line up.
Of course, with the rain delay, it’s hard telling whether these line ups will even play.
Hmmmmm… if it rains every day for the next two weeks in every city the Twins are scheduled to play, maybe this team won’t lose 100 games!
|Revere, CF||Fukudome, RF|
|Plouffe, SS||Kipnis, 2B|
|Cuddyer, RF||Cabrera, A, SS|
|Parmelee, 1B||Thome, DH|
|Hughes, L, 3B||Duncan, LF|
|Dinkelman, 2B||Chisenhall, 3B|
|Tosoni, DH||LaPorta, 1B|
|Benson, LF||Carrera, CF|
|Butera, C||Marson, C|
|_Pavano, P||_Masterson, P|
Chris Parmelee continued to demonstrate that he can hit baseballs, but the Twins once again let too many scoring opportunities get away. Matt Capps gave up his 10th home run of the season (this one a walk-off) and Jim Thome added a long dinger of his own just to remind all of us of what we’ve been missing since he left.