Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Twins

Been awhile since we've added a Rockie to the DL.  Not that I'm complaining... and not that it's really been that long.

Matt Daley was placed on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation.  You had to think something was up about a month ago when Daley was sent to AAA just with the thought of giving him rest.  Daley was pushed hard the first 4-5 weeks of the season, much the same way Matt Belisle has been since Opening Day.  Much the same way Huston Street was last season.  It catches up.

Juan Rincon, who provided some solid help at the end of last season, and is a former Minnesota Twin, will join the team tonight in Minnesota.

Rockies Lineup (3-1)

  • CF Gonzalez
  • 1B Helton
  • SS Tulowitzki
  • RF Hawpe
  • 3B Mora
  • DH Giambi
  • LF Smith
  • C   Iannetta
  • 2B Barmes
Jhoulys Chacin on the mound tonight.  Has to be some pressure on him to get into the 6th-7th inning following another abbreviated Cook outing.  

Giambi falls to sixth.  I'd say he's fortunate he didn't fall completely out of the lineup.  Regardless, there's no way he'd hit in front of Smith in my lineup. 

Twins Lineup (37-27)
  • CF Span
  • 2B Tolbert
  • C   Mauer
  • 1B Morneau
  • DH Kubel
  • RF Cuddyer
  • LF Young
  • 3B Valencia
  • SS Punto
Scott Baker on the mound for the Twinkees.  Many viewed him as their ace coming in to 2010.  That's not the case anymore.  The two aces will be battling tomorrow afternoon.  


Twins 9,  Rockies 3

WP: Scott Baker -- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
LP: Jhoulys Chacin -- 4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Home Runs

Col: Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki
Min: None

Player of the Game -- Michael Cuddyer 

Most of the time these simulations more closely resemble the game before rather than the upcoming game.  Kinda strange like that.