GameChat – Royals @ Twins, 7:10 pm

By now y’all have probably heard about the trouble Delmon got himself into… If you haven’t, you really should sign up for twitter or something and/or you have my sympathies because you have a really really busy life.

The reports thus far have Mr. Young pulling a Mel Gibson in NY – a drunken altercation with a Jewish gentleman that have authorities considering hate crime charges in addition to assault charges. Who knows what the end result of such discussions will be but my only comment will be that I’m glad this event didn’t happen while he was wearing a Twins jersey. Is that selfish? probably. Don’t care, it’s still the truth.

So tonight let’s concentrate on the guys who actually ARE on our team and see what they can do. For the record, Willy is still on paternity leave so we have Revere starting again tonight. Not sure what the move will be but he’ll have to be back tomorrow and there will have to be a corresponding roster move.. I admit that I’m curious. In the category of He’s BA-aack! is Doumit. Good to see. Also have to admit that my little brain went to a funny place…  Pavano is pitching – he clearly still wants “other” when given the choice between whomever and Mauer. I don’t actually have a problem with that, it’s just something I noticed and may or may not be true… Whatever contributes to wins is fine with me so as long as management is ok with it and it works in whatever system they are trying to put in place, whatever.. If it doesn’t contribute to wins than we have hella bigger problems to worry about.

Kansas City


Dyson, CF Span, CF
Gordon, LF Carroll, SS
Butler, DH Mauer, DH
Hosmer, 1B Morneau, 1B
Francoeur, RF Doumit, C
Moustakas, 3B Valencia, 3B
Betancourt, Y, 2B Plouffe, RF
Pena, B, C Revere, LF
Escobar, A, SS Casilla, A, 2B
  Teaford, P   Pavano, P



  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 7 10 0
Minnesota 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 12 1

After a while, you just want to type, “they did it again,” and let it go at that. Starting pitcher wasn’t good enough (in this case Justin Morneau’s first inning error didn’t exactly set a positive tone and ended up costing a run), hitters scored enough runs to win, but pitchers found a way to give up just enough runs to avoid getting a W. Oh, and the umpiring sucked again, but what else is new?

The Twins will have a couple of tough decisions to make soon. Josh Willingham should be rejoining the team very shortly and if reports  that the Twins are indeed trying to sign former Tiger Brandon Inge are true, it means two of the current Twins will need to come off the active roster. But which two? Honestly… to my mind, there’s no shortage of guys who have no room to bitch if they find themselves on the outside looking in, but most of them are pitchers. UPDATE: The Twins announced after the game that Ben Revere had been optioned back to Rochester to make room for Willingham’s return from paternity leave. I guess it makes as much sense as anything, given that they still aren’t likely to play either Revere or Willy in RF and Revere still needs to play every day.

I just have a tough time right now getting all worked up about this guy or that guy not “deserving” to lose his job.

Arguably, most players on a team that’s won only five games at this point in the season deserve exactly that. – JC

One Reply to “GameChat – Royals @ Twins, 7:10 pm”

  1. One little detail correction: Delmon’s charges are for hate crime aggrevated harrassment, a misdemeanor and not of hate crime assault, a federal felony after 9/2001…