GameChat – Red Sox @ Twins #2, 6:10

It’s time for the Twins to get back in the win column. I’m not sure how they’re going to do it, but getting Joe Mauer back in the line up would seem to be a good start. Having Scott Diamond on the mound can’t hurt, either.

Diamond and Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster went head to head in Boston and the Twins came out ahead 6-1.

I haven’t really followed Twins news today, but I do believe I saw where they activated Cole DeVries… and then optioned him.

I do note with interest that Justin Morneau is hitting ahead of Josh Willingham. Phil Miller of the Strib reports that the first time that’s happened this season.

I’m covering the Kernels tonight, so I won’t likely be in the chat much, if at all, but for those of you who are, I hope you enjoy the game and the company!



Ellsbury,   CF Carroll,   2B
Gomes, J,   LF Mauer,   DH
Pedroia,   2B Morneau,   1B
Ortiz, D,   DH Willingham,   LF
Napoli,   1B Doumit,   C
Nava,   RF Arcia,   RF
Middlebrooks,   3B Plouffe,   3B
Lavarnway,   C Hicks,   CF
Ciriaco,   SS Florimon,   SS
 _Dempster,   P   _ Diamond,   P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 1 0 3 0 4 0 1 12 13 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 12 0

The Twins only lost by one… if you keep score by number of hits instead of runs. And they didn’t commit any errors, so they’ve got that going for them.

Alas, what matters is runs and the Red Sox scored a lot of them while the Twins scored far fewer.

Tomorrow should be a better day, if for no other reason than it’s the day the Twins are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the movie “Sandlot” and are going to be showing it on the video boards.