GameChat – Twins @ Pirates #2, 6:10 pm

Still no Joe.

I’m curious to see how Francisco Liriano fares tonight against a line up he hasn’t faced, at least since spring training. Sure would be nice to see “good” Frankie, tonight.

Speaking of Spring Training, did you see that the Twins and Lee County agreed on a contract that will keep the Twins at their current Spring Training site for the next 30 years? Cool. Hat tip to for the news!



Span, CF Tabata, LF
Revere, RF Harrison, RF
Willingham, LF McCutchen, A, CF
Morneau, 1B McGehee, 1B
Plouffe, 3B Walker, 2B
Dozier, SS Alvarez, 3B
Carroll, 2B Barmes, SS
Butera, C McKenry, C
Liriano, P Bedard, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0

There was lots to like about the game tonight, not the least of which, of course, is that the Twins WON the game!

Josh Willingham scored both Twins runs, with a double and a home run. Denard Span had what turned out to probably be a game-saving diving catch in the outfield and Brian Dozier also had a web gem of his own. Jared Burton put out a fire when he entered the game and Glen Perkins notched his first save of the season.

But the Boyfriend of the Day award goes to Francisco Liriano, who gave up just one run on four hits over 6 and 2/3 innings. He walked just two (and one was intentional) while striking out six Pirates. Well done, Frankie!

Francisco Liriano