Twins-Tigers: Hunter hit in mouth, needs stitches

Posted on April 26th, 2007 – 12:04 PM
By La Velle

[UPDATE] Torii got smoked in the face with a 2-2 pitch from Zack Greinke in the second inning. It looks like the ball deflected off his mouth. Not good…

[UPDATE]: Hunter was taken to a local hospital to have his mouth examined. That’s all we’ve been told for now.

[UPDATE]: Hunter is headed back to the Dome after receiving three stitches for a laceration on the inside of his lip. He’s classified as day-to-day. In a way, the Twins dodge a bullet. Then again, the last thing they need is another player in day-to-day mode. 

 

Rondell White is having an MRI exam on his right calf as we speak. We should know the results by the end of the game.

Gardy is hoping that the team calms down and starts playing smarter baseball. They better, because they’re headed for a showdown with the Motown Tabbies this weekend and could be run out of town if they don’t.

Luis Castillo ran on the field before the game and could be activated for the Detroit series. The way the Twins luck is going, he’ll need another month.

It’s too early to panic (some e-mailers seem ready to set themselves on fire) but it’s one thing to get beat and another to give games away, and the Twins have been giving games away ever since they swept Seattle – and they weren’t playing their best ball then.

Lineups:

Royals: 1. DeJesus, CF. 2. Grudzielanek. 3. Teahen, 2B. 4. Sanders, DH. 5. Gload. 6. Brown, LF. 7. Gordon, 3B. 8.John Buck, C. 9. Pena, SS. Pitching: Grienke

 

Twins: 1. Casilla, 2B. 2. Punto, 3B. 3. Mauer, DH. 4. Cuddyer, RF. 5. Morneau, 1B. 6. Hunter, CF. 7. Redmond, C. 8. Kubel, LF. 9. Bartlett, SS. Pitching: Boof.

Joe C. will cover the team on the road trip to Detroit and Tampa Bay. My goal is to get Comcast to get their tails out to my house and fix my internet so I can blog more often.

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