The Twins could not have asked for a more perfect day to play baseball! It’s just such a beautiful day outside that even though I can’t be AT the game tonight, it breaks my heart just a bit to even be inside watching the TV! My husband keeps talking about running a line to the deck to have the ability to move a TV out there sometimes. Maybe I’ll see if I can get him to figure that out…
News for today:
- Plouffe isn’t ready to come back yet. I get the impression he wasn’t happy with the decision but they sent him to Rochester for a couple days to rehab before he gets back into the lineup here. He would rather have just played.
- Despite the fact Plouffe isn’t ready yet, Nishioka will not have to worry about the home team crowd reaction just yet. He’s not in the lineup tonight. No, I don’t think that means anything yet. I think it’s still a wait & see situation with Nishi.
- Also out playing catch on the field with Rochester is Scott Baker. It’s good to see things are progressing with him. It seems like Scott Baker sightings are a little rare.
Cole DeVries gets another hometown start. The lineup behinds him SHOULD be able to give him the defense he needs and the run support to give him confidence. I will really appreciate it if that actually happens.
|Jennings, LF||Span, CF|
|Upton, B, CF||Revere, RF|
|Joyce, RF||Mauer, C|
|Longoria, DH||Willingham, LF|
|Zobrist, SS||Morneau, 1B|
|Pena, C, 1B||Doumit, DH|
|Keppinger, 3B||Casilla, A, 2B|
|Roberts, R, 2B||Dozier, SS|
|Molina, J, C||Carroll, 3B|
|Hellickson, P||De Vries, P|
I have to admit.. I didn’t make it to the end of the game. I can watch losing baseball. I’m a Twins fan, I’ve seen a LOT of losing baseball. I stick with it right to the bitter end.
But.. yeah.. BAD baseball .. I have a very low threshold. Tonight was just not good baseball.