GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #3, 7:10

I wish I felt better about the Twins’ chances of avoiding being swept out of their own ballpark by the Yankees this week, with PJ Walters going up against Captain Cheeseburger, CC Sabathia.

Josh Willingham had knee surgery, so we won’t be seeing him back until at least mid-August some time.

Finally, I have to agree with our friend YankeeFan (see the comment section from the GameChat for game 2 of this series), I loved the creativity the Twins showed in coming up with their retirement gift for Mariano Rivera… a “rocking chair of broken dreams,” made out of broken bats.

(photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press)

Ok, whether we want to or not, it’s time to move on to tonight’s game. – JC



Gardner, B, CF Dozier, 2B
Suzuki, I, RF Mauer, DH
Cano, 2B Doumit, C
Hafner, DH Morneau, 1B
Almonte, LF Plouffe, 3B
Overbay, 1B Arcia, LF
Stewart, C, C Hicks, CF
Cruz, L, SS Thomas, C, RF
Adams, D, 3B Florimon, SS
  _Sabathia, P   _Walters, P, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 4 1
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

I guess it’s a start… out HITTING the Yankees 8-4. Now the Twins just need to figure out a way to out SCORE them some day.