Apparently Justin Morneau showed up at the ballpark feeling a little stiff and asked to DH today. Ironically, he may have improved the defense behind starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the process as Chris Parmelee moves to first base and Oswaldo Arcia moves in to right field.
Pelfrey will need all the help he can get today as the Twins attempt to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Indians this weekend.
|Carroll, 2B||Brantley, LF|
|Mauer, C||Kipnis, 2B|
|Willingham, LF||Cabrera, A, SS|
|Morneau, DH||Swisher, DH|
|Parmelee, 1B||Reynolds, Ma, 1B|
|Plouffe, 3B||Santana, C, C|
|Arcia, RF||Raburn, RF|
|Hicks, CF||Chisenhall, 3B|
|Escobar, E, SS||Stubbs, CF|
|_Pelfrey, P||_Kluber, P|
So.. yard work took a little longer than I thought it was going to so I ended up missing the first half of the game.. I knew it was a Pelfrey start though so a) I figured that they would probably be on the 3rd inning at 1:30 and b) wasn’t sure that I would have missed anything good anyway. Imagine my surprise when I cam in and found we had the LEAD! And we never gave it up! Glad that we were able to pull a win out.
And just because it was such a great surprise, I give BOD to Pelfrey with hopes he’ll keep it up!!!