GameChat – Minnesota @ Cleveland, 6:05pm

It’s stunningly gorgeous in Minnesota today.. too bad for the Minnesota fans that suffered through that cold last week and can’t be enjoying the weather THIS week. It looks quite a bit cooler in Ohio right now.

I’m hopeful that the boys can come off the last winning series and bring that feeling into the division opponent battle. We’re doing pretty well against the Indians (and in our division) so far but that it’s way too early to make any determinations on how the division stands. I think Kyle Gibson is going to be a big factor in that determination – let’s hope that he is able to keep things rolling forward tonight.

Minnesota @ Cleveland
Dozier, 2B Morgan, CF
Fuld, CF Swisher, 1B
Plouffe, 3B Brantley, LF
Colabello, 1B Santana, C, 3B
Kubel, LF Chisenhall, DH
Suzuki, K, C Cabrera, A, SS
Pinto, DH Gomes, Y, C
Herrmann, C, RF Murphy, Dv, RF
Florimon, SS Aviles, 2B
  Gibson, P   McAllister, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

And the Twins celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Win!

Sure, it took them a little longer than you’d like it to, but a win is a win.

Kyle Gibson was VERY impressive. I mean, two hits in seven innings? Pretty tough to beat. And his bullpen didn’t hurt him in support either.

But when Eduardo Escobar enters the game as a late-inning replacement and hits a home run in the 10th inning to give the team their only run of the game, that’s BOD-worthy! – JC

Eduardo Escobar (photo: JC/Knuckleballs)
Eduardo Escobar (photo: JC/Knuckleballs)