By La Velle
Carlos Gomez is in he lineup today, presumably fully recovered from the cramp in his left hamstring. The Twins wouldn’t play him if they believed he had something more serious.
Extra players today:Righthanders David Bromberg, Zach Ward and David Shinskie, lefthander Jose Lugo, outfielders Matt Moses and David Winfree, infielder Luke Hughes and some guy I’ve never heard of, Toby Gardenhire.
Gardy is a on a back field running a double play drill after Brendan Harris missed one yesterday.
The forecast is for a high of 86 degrees down here. I’m not ready to come back, boss.
Pirates: 1. Nyger Morgan, LF. 2. Luis Rivas, SS. 3. Nate McLouth, CF. 4. Ryan Doumit, DH. 5. Jose Bautista, 3B. 6. Ronny Paulino, C. 7. Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B. 8. Chris Gomez, 2B. 9. Jonel Pacheco, RF. Pitching: Phil Dumatrait.
Twins: 1. Go-Go, CF.2. Mauer, C. 3. Cuddy, RF. 4. Morneau, 1B. 5. D.Y., LF. 6. Monroe, DH. 7. Lamb, 3B. 8. Harris, 2B. 9. Everett, SS. Pitching: Liriano, then Bass, then Reyes.