GameChat – Twins @ White Sox, 7:10pm

You may or may not have heard today’s big trade news already. No, it doesn’t involve Denard Span. Yankees got Ichiro for people I’ve never heard of.. no seriously, two players I have no clue who are. How does something like that actually happen? *shrug* But it does mean that it’s EXTREMELY doubtful that Spanky will be wearing  NY Pinstripes next year.. thank god.

My guess is that Liriano is still being watched as diligently as he has for his last few starts. If he gets a win tonight, my guess is that it will certainly help build interest which is funny given how well he pitched in his last two losses.

Morneau is taking one more day of paternity leave so he’s not in tonight’s lineup. Plouffe is also still out – day to day. So there we have the regular lineup with those guys missing.

Minnesota

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Chi White Sox
Span, CF De Aza, CF
Revere, RF Youkilis, 3B
Mauer, 1B Dunn, A, DH
Willingham, LF Konerko, 1B
Doumit, DH Rios, RF
Dozier, SS Pierzynski, C
Casilla, A, 2B Viciedo, LF
Butera, C Ramirez, Al, SS
Carroll, 3B Beckham, 2B
  Liriano, P   Floyd, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 11 0
Chi White Sox 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 x 7 10 3

Many of us wondered whether Terry Ryan would manage to trade Frankie before he crashed back down to earth and tonight we got our answer. Liriano didn’t help his trade value tonight as he gave up seven earned runs in less than three innings. Ouch.

Denard Span demonstrated he’s healthy, however, as he went 3-5 with a double and Ryan Doumit launched his 10th home run of the season off of our old friend Jesse Crain.

Brian Duensing turned in a nice four-inning relief appearance, limiting the Sox to no runs on three hits. He even plunked AJ Pierzynski just to endear himself even more in our hearts. – JC

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