GameChat – Twins @ Tigers #2, 12:08pm

I would definitely like to see some great baseball this afternoon but .. I’m moving a piano into my house so I will likely only get to listen to the game, if that. I wouldn’t mind seeing a return to the pitching duel with Gibby out there – matching up great pitching with great pitching is a rare thing for us with Detroit so I think we should take full advantage of it.

Go Twins!

Minnesota @ Detroit
Dozier, 2B Kinsler, 2B
Suzuki, K, C Hunter, To, RF
Mauer, DH Cabrera, M, 1B
Colabello, 1B Martinez, V, DH
Parmelee, RF Jackson, A, CF
Nunez, LF Kelly, D, LF
Escobar, E, 3B Castellanos, N, 3B
Hicks, CF Avila, C
Santana, D, SS Romine, A, SS
  Gibson, P   Scherzer, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2
Detroit 0 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 9 11 1

Kyle Gibson had another one of those “welcome to the Big Leagues” kind of days against the Tigers. On the other hand, his defense in the second inning did him no favors at all.

It was good to see Joe Mauer’s name at least in the line up again and someone who looks like him step in to the batters box. Now we just need to get the real Joe Mauer back.

Anthony Swarzak’s contributions should not go overlooked. He relieved Gibson to start the 3rd inning and proceeded to throw four shutout innings against what appears to be the best line up in the AL. Too bad the effort was wasted.

Hey, has anyone noticed that Eduardo Escobar is hitting .322 (small sample size) and Danny Santana is at .412 (smaller sample size)? – JC