Hate to be the bearer of “bad” news, but the Twins and White Sox won’t be playing tonight because it’s raining cats and dogs in Chicago. The game has been rescheduled as part of a straight doubleheader (i.e., you can buy one ticket and see both games) to take place August 21st.
I said this is “bad” news above in quotations, because this could actually be a good thing for the Twins. Why? Several reasons:
- Phil Hughes will now start Thursday night instead of Nick Tepesch.
- It also forced the Twins to clarify what they plan to do with the newly acquired Adam Wilk, who many speculated would join the rotation and start Saturday. The Twins say they actually see Wilk as a reliever.
- Speaking of Wilk, the Twins announced that they optioned Drew Rucinski back to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Wilk on the 25-man roster.
- The Twins now have more time to figure out just exactly what they are going to do with the dang rotation, which seems strung together by yarn with stale macaroni noodles at this point. They are considering pushing back Nick Tepesch to Saturday, but also possibly calling up Jose Berrios or Adalberto Mejia instead.
- Brian Dozier gets more time to rest his injured ankle. According to Mike Berardino, he was available off the bench Tuesday night, but wasn’t in the planned lineup for tonight due to concerns over a slick field.
- Are you into the TV series Fargo? If so, now you can watch it as it airs tonight on FX at 9:00 pm CT (beware—it’s not the season premiere! You might want to get caught up with the latest season before you dive right in).
What all do you plan to do tonight instead of watching the Twins?