GameChat – Minnesota @ Cleveland #2, 6:05pm

Still no Mauer – and this is why I never understood all those people who said they needed to move him to 1B to protect his playability. Physical issues/injuries happen no matter what position you’re playing so he’s still going to have down time now that he’s moved over. Just about every guy on this roster is going to have downtime like that at one point or another – some every season but let’s hope not many.

Anyway, here’s tonight’s lineups:

Minnesota @ Cleveland
Dozier, 2B Morgan, CF
Fuld, CF Swisher, 1B
Plouffe, DH Brantley, LF
Colabello, 1B Santana, C, 3B
Kubel, LF Murphy, Dv, RF
Suzuki, K, C Cabrera, A, SS
Escobar, E, 3B Chisenhall, DH
Herrmann, C, RF Gomes, Y, C
Santana, D, SS Ramirez, J, 2B
  Deduno, P   Tomlin, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 1
Cleveland 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 6 2

I admit, I gave up even following this game after the Tribe jumped out to that 4-0 lead. Looks to me like Sam Deduno figured something out after those first two innings. And am I reading that boxscore right? Three perfect innings of relief for Logan Darnell? Wow! – JC