GameChat – Twins @ Pirates #3, 6:05pm

*crossing fingers* Hendriks has definitely been struggling again since coming up. Here’s hoping that he will be able to follow Liriano’s example from last night and kick some butt from the mound.

yeah, here’s hoping…



Span, CF Presley, LF
Revere, RF Walker, 2B
Willingham, LF McCutchen, A, CF
Morneau, 1B Jones, G, RF
Plouffe, 3B McGehee, 1B
Doumit, C Alvarez, 3B
Dozier, SS Barajas, C
Casilla, A, 2B Harrison, SS
Hendriks, P McDonald, J, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Pittsburgh 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 x 9 12 1

At least the Twins were able to catch an early flight out of town, with the game not quite lasting two and a half hours.

James McDonald wasn’t really even challenged much by the Twins in his complete game win. Liam Hendriks, on the other hand, gave up all six runs to the Pirates. Then again, only half of those were earned runs, since three of them were scored after Brian Dozier’s error in the second inning gave the Pirates an extra out.

Justin Morneau managed a pair of hits off of McDonald, while Trevor Plouffe and Ryan Doumit worked together to account for the sole Twins run. Otherwise, the Twins’ offense was just that… offensive.

Ah well, on to Cincy! – JC