Twins-Cleveland: Salvage a 5-2 road trip

Posted on August 29th, 2007 – 5:28 PM
By La Velle

Isn’t that funny to look at? If the Twins win today they’ll go 5-2 on this trip, yet the trip will be defined by what they failed to do in their head-to-head with the Indians.

They must win this game, then take three from the Tribe next week at the Dome – which may begin with another Santana-Sabathia showdown on Monday, so you may want to wander downtown.

Torii is beat up after crashing into the wall on Tuesday, but he’s not sitting this one out.

The Twins are very disappointed in Glen Perkins’ rehab outing on Tuesday for Class AA New Britain. In addition to giving up two homers and six runs, he failed to back up third on one play, failed to cover first on another, tipped his pitches and looked lethargic on the mound. He’s not getting activated anytime soon, based on that outing.

By the way, E-Town outfielder Ozzie Lewis has been named Appalachian League player of the year. He hit .325 with 9 homers and 50 RBI. It happened a few days ago, sorry.

 

Lineups

Twins: 1. Casilla, 2B. 2. Bartlett, SS. 3. Hunter, CF. 4.  Morneau, 1B. 5. Cuddy, RF. 6. Rondell, DH. 7. Redmond, C. 8. Tyner, LF. 9. Punto, 3B. Pitching: Santana

Santana:1. Sizemore, CF. 2. Cabrera, SS. 3. Hafner, DH. 4. Martinez, C. 5. Garko, 1B. 6. Guiterrez, RF. 7. Lofton, LF. 8. Gomez, 2B. 9. Blake, 3B. Pitching: C.C.

 

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