Clearly the holiday has all of us Knuckleballers with our attention focused elsewhere but now that I have services done, brunch with the inlaws and the turkey in the oven, I can actually spend a little time with baseball – and feeding baby.
A quick roster update that happened just before the game started: the Twins have claimed Sam Fuld off of waivers from the A’s and DFA’d Darin Mastrioanni – which leaves the Twins a little short on the bench today but that is what happens when you need room on the 40 man.
|Dozier, 2B||Aoki, RF|
|Mauer, 1B||Infante, 2B|
|Plouffe, 3B||Hosmer, 1B|
|Colabello, RF||Perez, S, C|
|Kubel, LF||Gordon, A, LF|
|Pinto, DH||Butler, B, DH|
|Suzuki, K, C||Moustakas, 3B|
|Hicks, CF||Maxwell, CF|
|Escobar, E, SS||Escobar, A, SS|
|Hughes, P, P||Ventura, P|
I started listening to the game about the time Phil Hughes was exiting, so I’m going to assume his first six innings of work were better than his last 2 hitters in the 7th inning.
In any event, the Twins move back up to .500 on the season with a 9-9 record, so I’ll take that performance from Hughes and the bullpen.
The story of the day looks like it was offense today, anyway, and a brief scan of the boxscore shows Trevor Plouffe with two doubles and a triple, as well as some RBI. Sounds like BOD material to me! – JC