GameChat – Dodgers @ Twins #3, 6:10pm

Before I get into a discussion of tonight’s game, I want to give you guys a heads up about TOMORROW’s game that I think a good portion of you will find highly appropriate. They have a last minute surprise promo giveaway that may encourage those of you in the area to pop out for evening:

colabello cowbell promo

Now, back to our regularly scheduled gamechat posting.

I think tonight is actually better weather than this afternoon!! Let’s hope the pitching is also improved. If you have peeked ahead, you’ll see a name that chances are, you won’t recognize. The Twins got Kris Johnson as a result of some complicated maneuvering in the Justin Morneau trade. I know next to nothing about his actual pitching ability but I do know his visit here is temporary.. for now. He’s the 26th guy that the Twins have available due to the double-header. It’s doubtful that he can do MUCH worse than the starts we have been getting from Pelfrey – not that that is what we’re going for here. *knock on wood*

LA Dodgers @ Minnesota
Gordon, D, 2B Dozier, 2B
Puig, RF Mauer, DH
Ramirez, H, DH Plouffe, 3B
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B Colabello, 1B
Kemp, CF Pinto, C
Van Slyke, LF Herrmann, C, LF
Uribe, 3B Fuld, RF
Turner, J, SS Hicks, CF
Butera, C Florimon, SS
  Patterson, P   Johnson, K, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
LA Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 2
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 1

Well, you can’t blame this one on the starting pitching. Kris Johnson threw a lot of pitches, walked a few guys, but also struck out his share of Dodgers in throwing 4.1 innings of shutout baseball in his spot start.

I got home from the Kernels doubleheader (where they won both ends) in time for the final half inning of this extra-inning affair. The guys made a run at pulling out a win in the 12th but fell just short. The result is being on the wrong end of a sweep. And that sucks. – JC

GameChat – Dodgers @ Twins #2, 12:10pm

Ok, it’s butt cold and still rainy – this will NOT be comfortable baseball.

That being said, we should be able to get both games in which I’m sure is a great relief to MLB.

LA Dodgers @ Minnesota
Gordon, D, 2B Dozier, 2B
Puig, RF Mauer, 1B
Ramirez, H, SS Plouffe, 3B
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B Kubel, LF
Kemp, DH Pinto, DH
Ethier, CF Suzuki, K, C
Uribe, 3B Fuld, RF
Olivo, C Hicks, CF
Crawford, C, LF Escobar, E, SS
  Haren, P   Pelfrey, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LA Dodgers 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 9 15 3
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 0

general consensus was that this game sucked and it was all Pelfrey’s fault… It was good to see Deduno do pretty well though and good to see Gardy use the challenge well. Let’s hope this evening goes better.