So… while the rest of us and the team wait to hear if anything is going to happen with Morneau as the waiver claim phase passes at noon today, he is in today’s batting order. Keep in mind that even if a team did claim him, they have 48 hours to work out a deal. All in all, I’m sure he’s likely to be playing a little tense today and trying to put it out of his mind.
Let’s see if Gibson can repeat what was a pretty good showing last time.
|Bourn, CF||Dozier, 2B|
|Swisher, 1B||Mauer, C|
|Kipnis, 2B||Morneau, 1B|
|Santana, C, C||Willingham, DH|
|Brantley, LF||Arcia, LF|
|Giambi, DH||Plouffe, 3B|
|Aviles, SS||Colabello, RF|
|Chisenhall, 3B||Thomas, C, CF|
|Stubbs, RF||Florimon, SS|
|Carrasco, P||Gibson, P|
well… that was… frustrating. A lot of exciting offense from the Twins but a lot of weirdness and struggling from the bullpen. I was really unhappy with the management early on in the game thinking “this could come back to bite us” and sure enough it did.. Extra innings shouldn’t have been necessary and just gave the Indians enough opportunities to come back.. but yeah, there was still some really great Twins offense – just not enough to win.
oh yeah, Morneau cleared waivers so we’re back to the “are they going to trade him and to whom” discussions..
and lastly, Morneau, Mauer, Ramirez & Florimon all wore Tall Socks! Betsy Bissen MADE MY DAY because she happened to have a photo pass on THIS day of all days and sent me a few pics so I could actually see it since I was stuck on the gameday at work. Here’s one of HER pictures so all rights belong to her. Considering Mauer went 5/7 with a HR and 4 RBI, I think he should consider wearing them all the time.