Ok, maybe you avoid social media during the day (not a bad idea) and/or didn’t believe the Twins were likely to do anything before the trade deadline (smart cookie) so weren’t watching the clock with baited breath…
In which case, you missed that just after the deadline, the Twins announced that there was a deal after all! Drew Butera was sent to the Dodgers for a PTBNL or cash.
According to TR, Drew deserved a chance to get back to the big leagues – which meant that chance was NOT going to happen here (which we all pretty much knew anyway). Good for Drew to get himself in a familiar role as catching depth on a team that is in a REAL hunt for the post-season. Like Dougie, or LNP, he may end up getting himself a World Series Ring in a matter of months! Speaking of LNP – LOTS of humor about getting him BACK as the PTBNL. After all, he already HAS a ring.
Anyway, let’s see if the Twins can’t do a bit better job at home tonight than they did last night.
|Gordon, A, LF||Thomas, C, LF|
|Hosmer, 1B||Carroll, 2B|
|Butler, B, DH||Mauer, C|
|Perez, S, C||Morneau, 1B|
|Lough, RF||Doumit, DH|
|Tejada, M, 2B||Plouffe, 3B|
|Moustakas, 3B||Herrmann, C, RF|
|Escobar, A, SS||Hicks, CF|
|Dyson, J, CF||Florimon, SS|
|Guthrie, P||Correia, P|
Well you can’t really get a more prototypical Twins loss than that…
It was close most of the game actually and we threatened in both the 8th and 9th innings to do something that would turn the tables. But yeah, that didn’t happen.