GameChat – Twins @ Royals #3, 7:10pm

Today could be a little dicey with the weather but they’re going to make a go of it because supposedly the makeup game would be tomorrow if they can’t get it done today.

What worries me more about tonight is the quote I heard from Liam Hendriks yesterday: “Billy Butler OWNS me…”

Yeah, that’s reassuring.

Let’s see what happens.



Kansas City
Hicks, CF Gordon, LF
Mauer, DH Escobar, A, SS
Willingham, LF Butler, DH
Morneau, 1B Moustakas, 3B
Doumit, C Perez, S, C
Plouffe, 3B Hosmer, 1B
Parmelee, RF Francoeur, RF
Dozier, 2B Cain, CF
Florimon, SS Getz, 2B
  Hendriks, P   Davis, W, P


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 3 9 2

I’m sure the Twins are ready to put Kansas City behind them for a while. Miserable weather and even more miserable play.

The Twins were 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position. That says about all anyone needs to know about the offense.

Liam Hendriks wasn’t exactly “sharp,” but he deserved better support than he got. He struck out 4 and walked none in his five innings of work, but threw a lot of pitches in those five innings. Was it enough to keep his spot in the rotation when Scott Diamond comes off the DL in a couple of days? We’ll soon find out. – JC