GameChat – Rangers @ Twins #4, 12:10pm

Yes, it was a huge bummer that the Twins couldn’t pull off a win (even a walk-off) in honor of my birthday attendance last evening but at least it was a phenomenal night for baseball and we really had a good time. I will say this since it was my first time physically in attendance this season – all joking aside, give extra time to get through security than you are used to. The stuff they had added for the All-Star game (metal detectors and the whole shebang) really slows things down and makes lines much longer.

Today is every bit as nice so for those who can get away from work (not me) and get to be outside (not me) to enjoy a little baseball (again, not me), you will have a marvelous time.

Let’s hope Deduno can keep things on line enough (or just NOT enough) to get the Twins a win today!

Texas @ Minnesota
Choo, DH Dozier, 2B
Sardinas, SS Mauer, 1B
Moreland, 1B Plouffe, 3B
Beltre, A, 3B Arcia, O, RF
Rios, A, RF Willingham, DH
Choice, LF Kubel, LF
Martin, L, CF Pinto, C
Chirinos, C Escobar, E, SS
Odor, 2B Santana, D, CF
  Martinez, N, P   Deduno, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 12 0
Minnesota 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 11 0

This game was tied when I went in to my last meeting of the day at the office. It didn’t end that way. – JC