Does this game start earlier tonight? It appears so.
Regardless, here are tonight’s lineups.
|Dozier, 2B||Cabrera, E, SS|
|Mauer, 1B||Smith, S, LF|
|Plouffe, 3B||Headley, 3B|
|Parmelee, RF||Alonso, 1B|
|Suzuki, K, C||Gyorko, 2B|
|Kubel, LF||Venable, RF|
|Escobar, E, SS||Maybin, CF|
|Hicks, CF||Rivera, R, C|
|Hughes, P, P||Ross, T, P|
Hey this winning thing is kind of fun, isn’t it? Sure, 80% of Twins fans don’t really find out about the win until the following day when it all takes place after normal people head to bed, but it’s still a W.
Only 4 hits for the Twins, so it’s tough to find a lot of offensive heroes, but Chris Parmelee’s RBI single in the 6th got the Twins on the board and Trevor Plouffe had half the team’s hits, including a HR for an insurance run in the 8th.
But BOD honors go to Phil Hughes, who contributed another excellent start. 7 innings.of shutout moundwork, 7 hits, no walks and 7 Ks. Nice.
And in honor of this achievement taking place in a National League park where Hughes had to borrow a helmet and bat three times, we have a picture I took proving he actually got some practice using the bat during spring training in March.