No Denard Span tonight, but apparently that was the plan all along so we’re not supposed to read anything in to it. We’ll see.
The Knuckleballs crew is taping a podcast tonight during the first 45 minutes or so of the game, so if you don’t see us around, don’t freak out… wait until you hear the podcast, THEN you can freak out. Thanks to Phil Naessens for having us on. We’ll try not to screw it up too bad.
|Trout, CF||Komatsu, CF|
|Callaspo, 3B||Dozier, SS|
|Pujols, 1B||Mauer, 1B|
|Hunter, To, RF||Willingham, LF|
|Trumbo, DH||Doumit, DH|
|Kendrick, H, 2B||Valencia, 3B|
|Wells, V, LF||Plouffe, RF|
|Aybar, SS||Butera, C|
|Iannetta, C||Carroll, 2B|
|_Haren, P||_Diamond, P|
Seven innings of shutout baseball thrown by a Twins starter… now that’s something we haven’t seen this season. Add to that 12 hits and five runs and you’ve got pretty much a complete effort. Josh Willingham had an early RBI double and Ryan Doumit hit his fourth HR of the season. Joe Mauer added a couple of hits of his own. Jared Burton and Matt Capps each added scoreless innings of relief.
But in his first MLB start of the season, Scott Diamond limited the Angels to just four hits over his seven innings and that’s good enough for tonight’s Boyfriend of the Day award!