By Joe Christensen
Joe Mauer will DH tonight. Jason Bartlett is not in the lineup. More on that later. … Josh Rabe had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Sounds like he’s done for the season. … Johan is on the field with his hat backwards, with the Twins pitchers taking BP. There’s a competition, and Johan is hooting and hollering like usual, having fun. Whatever frustration he had last night about the lack of run support seems to have subsided.
Update: Sorry folks. Torii was in the lineup from the start. Bartlett’s just getting a standard night off. No huge breaking news tonight. Enjoy the game.
Twins lineup: Luis Castillo 2B, Joe Mauer DH, Michael Cuddyer RF, Justin Morneau 1B, Torii Hunter CF, Mike Redmond C, Jason Kubel LF, Luis Rodriguez 3B, Nick Punto SS. Starting pitcher: Scott Baker.
Brewers lineup: Corey Hart RF, J.J. Hardy SS, Ryan Braun 3B, Prince Fielder DH, Bill Hall CF, Johnny Estrada C, Geoff Jenkins LF, Tony Graffanino 1B, Craig Counsell 2B. Starting pitcher: Claudio Vargas.
Metrodome. Scheduled first pitch: 7:10 p.m.