Post the lineups!
Post the lineups!
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, DH
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Ryan Doumit, C
7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
8. Brian Dozier, SS
9. Jamey Carroll, 2B
Pitching: Cole De Vries, (2-1, 3.91)
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Josh Hamilton, DH
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
5. Nelson Cruz, RF
6. Michael Young, 1B
7. David Murphy, LF
8. Mike Napoli, C
9. Craig Gentry, CF
Pitching: Roy Oswalt, (2-1, 7.79)
Again, screw the blackout rules. It's not like having the Yankee's/Red Sox as the only game on is really going to make anybody watch it that wasn't already going to. I certainly won't.
Two games in a row I can't watch. On a weekend. Despite paying for extra innings.
I am drafting a letter to MLB. And another to my senator. I'm serious. If this p!sses you off, I suggest you do the same.
It's not on Fox Sports North for you?
In general if you are interested check http://www.the506.com/mlbmaps/ for the Saturday blackout stuff. Some of the things I see on this map are just plain dumb.
Wow! I didn't even know there was a storm there. Sudden flash of lightning, out of nowhere, and the players scattered like they'd heard a gunshot. That was right near the park!
We're being bombed!!!!!
That sounded great on the radio, pffft.
Boy, if this delay lasts any time, it could screw up a heck-of-a-good start from DeVries - 3 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3K, and excellent control.
Tim Laudner just made what I thought was an insightful comment in the studio. DeVries is using all his pitches effectively, mixing them up well. He made the point that Deduno didn't do that yesterday, relying too much on the breaking ball, and Texas figured it out.
I remember earlier this season DeVries had the same problem - too many breaking balls.
Perhaps DeVries has learned how to pitch smarter in order to have success at the major league level. If so, he might stick around a while.
I hate to admit this, but I am so baseball deprived that I have been watching the Yankees-Red Sox game. Fortunately, I was rewarded by watching Jeter drop the most routine pop fly I have ever seen. If Dozier had dropped that one, all of the pitchforks at Menards across Minnesota would be bought tomorrow.
Well, not only is DeVries back out there, but he's picking up right where he left off - 5 solid innings.
At last! There's the first run - RBI for Morneau.