GameChat – Philies @ Twins #3, 7:10

So the game is likely to go on tonight if at all possible even if delayed – partially because weather folk say the likely continuing heavy rain is likely to be south of the inner cities and partially because when you have an interleague opponent in town, you don’t really want to try to reschedule that! So cross your fingers.

Update from yesterday: PJ Walters has been put on the DL and Lester Oliveros has been brought up. I do think that we’ll see Liam Hendriks make a return as well.

For tonight, we’ll have to see how the remarkable, young Scott Diamond is able to do in the damp conditions. I’d really love to have someone who knows speak to how the field conditions effect play at Target Field…



Rollins,   SS   Span, CF
Polanco,   3B   Revere, RF
Pence,   RF   Mauer, C
Thome,   DH   Willingham, LF
Victorino,   CF   Morneau, DH
Ruiz,   C   Plouffe, 3B
Wigginton,   1B   Parmelee, 1B
Mayberry,   LF   Casilla, A, 2B
Martinez, M, 2B   Carroll, SS
Blanton,   P   Diamond, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 8 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0

I honestly didn’t pay much attention to this game after the home run in the 3rd inning. It’s nice that Trevor Plouffee hit another bomb, I guess. Other than that, there’s not much to  say positive about this night that I can tell.

Bring on the Brewers. – JC