So… THIS is what people expected when they announced they were building an open air ballpark in Minnesota – April games in the snow and cold. We just got lucky the first couple years and we ALL know it. That being said, despite a butt-load of the HEAVY, SLUSHY snow pile that arrived over the last two days, the grounds crew has done a remarkable job to have the field ready for play.
Mother Nature hasn’t been as on-the-ball. Game time temp is supposed to be 34 degrees and go down from there… Today’s silver lining? The Twins don’t have to worry about how long Zack Grienke is going to be on the DL with a broken collar bone.
|Valdespin, CF||Hicks, CF|
|Murphy, Dn, 2B||Mauer, C|
|Wright, D, 3B||Willingham, LF|
|Davis, I, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Buck, J, C||Doumit, DH|
|Duda, DH||Plouffe, 3B|
|Byrd, RF||Ramirez, W, RF|
|Baxter, LF||Dozier, 2B|
|Tejada, R, SS||Florimon, SS|
|Niese, P||Worley, P|
yep, that was ugly.. that was cold and snowy…
Hernandez is now day to day after leaving the game with a leg injury but as was immediately pointed out, that leaves a possible spot for Scott Diamond who is back this weekend and will need to carve out a corner of the roster. Yep. That seems the wrong side of convenient.
After that, it was just more ugly.. let’s hope it’s warmer tomorrow – no snow in the forecast though!