GameChat – Twins @ White Sox #4, 1:10 pm

There may not be much to play for the rest of the season, but taking a series from the BitchSox at the (Prison) Cell in Chicago would still be nice. Yes, I realize that there isn’t a lot of optimism when Kevin Correia is on the hill, but one can hope, right?

The Twins are an even 3-3 on this road trip, so they also could record their second straight winning road trip with a W today.



Dozier, 2B De Aza, LF
Carroll, 3B Beckham, G, 2B
Mauer, C Ramirez, Al, SS
Morneau, 1B Dunn, A, 1B
Willingham, DH Konerko, DH
Arcia, LF Garcia, A, RF
Colabello, RF Gillaspie, 3B
Thomas, C, CF Flowers, C
Bernier, SS Tekotte, CF
  _Correia, P   _Quintana, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Chi White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0

It’s easy to tell this game was played at the bandbox of a ballpark they have in Chicago and not Target Field. Brian Dozier got the Twins on the board first with a three-run home run and two hitters later Joe Mauer added a two-run dinger. Casey Fien gave up a couple of solo home runs in the Sox’ ninth inning. No way all those home runs happen if this game is in Minneapolis.

Despite the one inning of heroics by a couple of Twins hitters, the BOD award goes to Kevin Correia, who went seven shutout innings while giving up just five hits and 1 walk. He even struck out seven Sox hitters. I’m not sure where Correia found this performance, but I hope he remembers how he did it!

Kevin Correia (photo David Goldman/AP)
Kevin Correia (photo David Goldman/AP)