I’m hopping in the car in a few moments to head over in the general direction of Chicago to catch prospect Lewis Thorpe’s first start with the Kernels, but while I’m motoring across northern Illinois, the Twins will be attempting to even their series with the Astros. No Oswaldo Arcia in the line up today after he hurt his ankle last night. Hoping it’s nothing serious. – JC
|Fowler, CF||Santana, D, DH|
|Altuve, 2B||Dozier, 2B|
|Springer, RF||Mauer, 1B|
|Castro, Ja, C||Willingham, LF|
|Dominguez, 3B||Plouffe, 3B|
|Singleton, 1B||Parmelee, RF|
|Presley, LF||Suzuki, K, C|
|Grossman, DH||Escobar, E, SS|
|Gonzalez, M, SS||Hicks, CF|
|Feldman, P||Gibson, P|
So, while I wasn’t paying attention, not only did the Twins score a bunch of runs AND shut out the Astros, but they also signed Kendrys Morales! That should make for an interesting roster move or two in the next couple days.
As for the game, I have no idea what happened, but I can tell from the box score that Danny Santana had 4 hits and drove in 5 of the Twins’ runs. So, while the pitching staff certainly earned our respect with the shutout, Santana is getting our BOD.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a current picture of Danny in our Knuckleballs library, so the best I can do is go back in time and give you a look at Santana as a member of the Beloit Snappers a few years back. – JC