I’m not a negative person by nature even if I have a critical streak… but today, I gotta admit I just don’t see how the Twins couldn’t have come up with a better way to manage their roster.. yet again. Today they DFA’d Burroughs in order to make room for Drew Butera to come up so that Mauer & Doumit had backup. Butera doesn’t bug me so much – in fact, knowing that Gardy’s had both his catchers in the lineup just about every day, with one “day to day” it is actually a good idea. However, since Morneau is off with inflammation and fluid build up in his surgically repaired wrist, it just seems like there were other options… the same options they have been refusing to use all season.. Whoever is in charge of the DL: you won’t reduce your chances of a repeat of 2011 by just refusing to admit that people are getting injured!
*shakes head* I just don’t really understand and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only fan who is confused and frustrated already.
|Span, CF||Trout, CF|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Callaspo, 3B|
|Mauer, DH||Pujols, 1B|
|Willingham, LF||Hunter, To, RF|
|Valencia, 3B||Trumbo, DH|
|Doumit, C||Kendrick, H, 2B|
|Parmelee, 1B||Wells, V, LF|
|Thomas, C, RF||Aybar, SS|
|Carroll, SS||Iannetta, C|
|Liriano, P||Williams, J, P|
*sigh* combining these struggles with west coast time zone issues is really making Twins fans grumpy.. at least me if no one else. Chat discussion pointed out that Liriano did better tonight than he ever had this season AND it was one of the better outings anyone in our pitching rotation has pulled off lately.. it’s a glass half full/half empty thing.. because while that is true, it’s a very, very sad truth.
And tonight, no one could hit – except Span… seriously guys, we have to put both out there – pitching AND hitting.. neither is going to give this team a losing record.. oh, wait…