Twins-Tigers pre-game

Posted on July 19th, 2007 – 9:54 AM
By La Velle

I was in the clubhouse for all of five minutes this morning but found out a lot of stuff.

Torii Hunter is laid out on the trainer’s table and will not play because of a sore left hamstring.

On the same play Hunter was hurt, Michael Cuddyer jammed a thumb while sliding into second. It’s swollen up pretty bad and he may not play.

Luis Castillo hasn’t  arrived at the park yet, so no one knows his condition.

The Tigers have called up Timo Perez after Marcus Thames blew a hammy while making a great catch in the eighth inning.

 Joe C. has the game today, but I wanted to offer some thoughts after last night’s game.

Santana threw 118 pitches last night, the most since he threw 120 at the White Sox in April of 2006 – 50 starts ago.

Santana struck out Placido Polanco in the eighth, the first time Polanco has fanned against Santana in 19 at-bats, which were the most at-bats without a strikeout against Santana among active players.

Detroit is the first team to win three times against Santana in the same season. Santana has lost two of those games, with the third a no-decision. 


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