By La Velle
I meant to present a more detailed lineup, but I was fighting back spasms and couldn’t take it anymore. They began yesterday, continued today and went to another level once I got to the press box.
But here’s another example why the Twins are respected around the league. I was headed to first aid to lay down for awhile (that’s how much pain I was in). Bill Smith saw me hobbling through the concourse and redirected me to his office, where he gave me some medication and sat with me until I felt better.
My back muscles are still biting, but not nearly as much as an hour ago.
Pat Neshek will be shut down for the rest of the season because of weakness in his shoulder that has led to an inflamed ligament near his elbow.
Rondell White is with his wife, Zanovia, who gave birth to the couple’s first child sometime this morning.
White Sox: 1. Owens, CF. 2. Fields, LF. 3. Thome, DH. 4. Konerko, 1B. 5. Erstad, RF. 6. A.J., C. 7. Uribe, SS. 8. Richar, 2B. 9. Gonzalez, 3B. Pitching: Vazquez.
Twins: 1. Tyner, LF. 2. Kubel, DH, 3. Hunter, CF. 4. Morneau, 1B. 5. Cuddyer, RF. 6. Buscher, 3B. 7. Heintz, C. 8. L-Rod, 2B, 9. Punto, SS. Pitching: Baker