Monday Breakfast & Baseball: Brian Duensing is the Cavalry

Ah, the day after a walk-off win over Chicago. Feels good, doesn't it? Your Monday news is here:

Duensing prepares for move to rotation | StarTribune.com
Cavalry, thy name is Brian Duensing. The lefty threw four innings Sunday, and may be on the way to being the new Nick Blackburn in the rotation.

Butera to play Junior Ortiz to Pavano's Scott Erickson? | StarTribune.com
Drew Butera might be Carl Pavano's personal catcher for the rest of the year. If so, Butera's mustache growth had better get on its horse, as he'll need every last bit to keep up with the Pavstache. (Also, if this does happen and Butera sticks around until the end of the year, it will be one of the greatest upsets in Twins history.)

Sox's meltdown highlights disturbing trend - ESPN Chicago
The folks in Chicago note that only one team in the division has a decent intradivision record - and it isn't the Whiteys.

Baker shooting for another second-half boost | twinsbaseball.com
Fresh off a cortisone injection, Scott Baker is ready to attack the second half. Or something like that.

Nick Blackburn sounds sad - TwinCities.com
Quote from the righty: "That was just huge for the guys to pick me up. I don't know how much longer they're going to keep putting up with that stuff."

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