After paying a visit to one former Twins center fielder in Washington over the weekend, the Twins play host to another one tonight as Ben Revere and the Phillies begin a series in Minnesota.
Aaron Hicks is now on the Disabled List and Oswaldo Arcia is back with the club and manning left field while Josh Willingham slides in as the DH. Clete Thomas is the best option Gardy could come up with to play center field in Hicks’ absence.
|Young, M, 3B||Carroll, 3B|
|Revere, CF||Mauer, C|
|Rollins, SS||Doumit, RF|
|Howard, 1B||Willingham, DH|
|Brown, D, LF||Morneau, 1B|
|Young, D, DH||Arcia, LF|
|Mayberry, RF||Dozier, 2B|
|Galvis, 2B||Thomas, C, CF|
|Quintero, C||Florimon, SS|
|_ Hamels, P||_ Walters, P, P|
That was a pretty slick win. Maybe it just comes as such a total surprise to me when the Twins get a really impressive start from a member of their rotation. PJ Walters earned our kudos and some baked goods for 7.1 innings of work.
But after the Phillies tied the game up at 2 in the top of the eighth, Justin Morneau came through with a two out RBI single to put the Twins back up 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth and set up Glen Perkins for a save.
For that game winner, the Chat group elected Morneau our BOD for the game.