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:
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*
|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|
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