Tonight's Anthem: "Burn On," Randy Newman
Remember how awful Kansas City looked this week? Cleveland has a worse record, even though they're coming off a semi-successful West Coast road swing. Still, they may need the ghosts of Mel Hall and Jamie Quirk to take a game or two against the surging Twins this weekend.
|2010 - Carl Pavano||16-10||27||28||6||2||0||0||197.0||193||79||77||17||33||108||3.52||1.15|
DID YOU KNOW? Pavano's road ERA of 3.20 is the fifth-best in the AL.
|2010 - Fausto Carmona||11-14||28||28||3||0||0||0||177.2||179||90||80||12||65||99||4.05||1.37|
Carmona has lost six straight starts. Twins have beaten him like a rented goalie of late.
Your lineups and a detailed map to the lost city of El Dorado after the jump:
Lineups (courtesy LEN3):
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, DH
4. Jason Kubel, RF
5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
6. Delmon Young, LF
7. Danny Valencia, 3B
8. J.J. Hardy, SS
9. Drew Butera C.
- Valencia's back! Congrats to Gardy's BFF Matt Tolbert for ably filling in while Valencia recuperated.
Anyone think that Mauer catches one of Pavano's next starts so they can get reacquainted before the ALDS? For that matter, does anyone think Drew Butera will even see the field in the playoffs, barring injury?
- LaVelle promises injury updates on the many, many, many nicked-up Twins in his lineup post, so be on the lookout for those at your preferred media consumption outlet.
- Really wish the Vikings had won last night.
- Enjoy the game, everybody.