The radar in the Twin Cities area reportedly is making some folks doubt whether tonight’s series opener with the White Sox will actually get played, but if it does, it will be Yohan Pino’s MLB debut.
It would be a real shame (for me) if it isn’t played since it’s being televised on CSN (the Sox network), making it one of the rare times I would actually get to see a Twins game on TV. Yes I know it would be a shame for Pino, too, but it’s all about me.
I’ll be heading up toward Target Field about noon tomorrow to catch the Friday and Saturday games and I’m looking forward to that. – JC
|Eaton, CF||Santana, D, SS|
|Beckham, G, 2B||Dozier, 2B|
|Gillaspie, 3B||Mauer, 1B|
|Abreu, 1B||Willingham, LF|
|Dunn, A, DH||Morales, K, DH|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Suzuki, K, C|
|Viciedo, RF||Parmelee, RF|
|De Aza, LF||Escobar, E, 3B|
|Flowers, C||Fuld, CF|
|Quintana, P||Pino, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||6||0|
Let’s give the rookie and the vet co-BOD awards, shall we? Of course, in this case, the rookie pitcher, Yohan Pino, and the vet, Joe Mauer, aren’t all that far apart age-wise.
Pino started out by striking out the first two batters he faced and other than a couple hiccups in the 3rd inning, he pretty much cruised through his first seven innings of work as a Big Leaguer.
Mauer had a pair of hits and, more importantly, a pair of RBI. Kind of reminded you of a guy who used to catch for the Twins the last few years. – JC