GameChat – Twins @ Royals #3, 1:10 pm

I’m headed back to the local ballpark to catch the Kernels and Clinton LumberKings again this afternoon, but the Twins are going for a series sweep in Kansas City today, before heading off to Chicago.

Josh Willingham is today’s “day to day” injury victim with a slight hamstring pull.

I still haven’t seen who the September call-ups will be, but Rochester finishes up its AAA season Monday, so we should know a bit more soon. New Britain, however, is just one game behind Reading in the race for the final Eastern League playoff spot, with two games to play, so we may have to wait a little bit longer to see the likes of Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia or any other Rock Cats the Twins may call up for a September look.

In the mean time, enjoy today’s game!



Revere, CF Lough, RF
Carroll, 3B Escobar, A, SS
Mauer, 1B Gordon, LF
Morneau, DH Butler, DH
Doumit, DH Perez, S, C
Parmelee, RF Moustakas, 3B
Carson, LF Cain, CF
Casilla, A, 2B Hosmer, 1B
Florimon, SS Abreu, T, 2B
  _Vasquez, P   _Mendoza, L, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 11 0
Kansas City 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 x 6 11 0

Oh well, no sweep. But for the first time in about four weeks, the Twins have won a series, so we’ll take what we can get. Joe Mauer went 3 for 4, with a double, moving his average up to .316 on the year. Chris Parmelee added a couple of hits, including his 4th Big League home run of the year.

On to Chicago, where we can hope the Twins will be able to do something to derail the White Sox’ title plans.