Twins put Matt Tolbert on disabled list, activate Brian Buscher. I suppose this should be a fanshot rather than a fanpost as I don't have any real analysis to provide here, but I find this a bit discouraging.
Tolbert had really been getting some pretty good wood on the ball lately and had been playing well enough defensively that 3rd was no longer the twilight zone that it was for awhile after Crede went down. I have always liked Buscher and Harris, but let's face it, they are backups.
I've played enough competitive games to know how players can really rally when they are suddenly short-handed. That uphill battle can create a 'band of brothers' type mentality amongst those of you who are still strapping on the pads in the locker room. I think we witnessed this when Morneau and Crede went down. Suddenly our team turned it up another notch on the focus and intensity meters.
Nonetheless, its pretty hard to win when you have no choice but to field 2 or 3 backups every single night.