Twins-Rangers: The Weather Forecasters Down Here Are Just As Bad

Posted on April 27th, 2008 – 12:30 PM
By La Velle

It was supposed to rain all morning today, with a threat of showers during the afternoon. The alarmists predicted that the game would be rained out But noooooooooooooooo. It barely rained this morning.

The tarp is coming off the field. So ignore the NFL draft and watch the Twins try to win what may be their most important series in years.

O.K., I laid it on a little thick there.

Carlos Gomez said he can play today, but the Twins decided to give him another day since it’s wet outside. Plus the off day on Monday would give him another day to fully heal.

In case anyone missed it, Glen Perkins found his groove last night - and Rochester hitters found their groove against J.D. Durbin.

Eddie Guardado, who made his 800th career appearance on Saturday, has told a couple coaches that he would like to pitch for the Twins again someday. Keep that in mind.

And I want all of you to understand something. This Rangers team is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. They are a horrible defensive team, they don’t do the little things and this pitching staff is awful. I thought the Orioles would be the worst team in the AL this year. I was wrong.

Lineups

Twins (11-13): 1. Matt Tolbert, SS. 2. Brendan Harris, 2B. 3. Joe Mauer, C. 4. Justin Morneau, 1B. 5. Michael Cuddyer, RF. 6. Jason Kubel, DH. 7. Delmon Young, LF. 8. Mike Lamb, 3B. 9. Craig Monroe, CF. Pitching: Livan Hernandez.

Rangers (8-17): 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B. 2. Michael Young, SS. 3. Josh Hamilton, RF. 4. Milton Bradley, DH. 5. David Murphy, CF. 6. Jason Botts, LF. 7. Gerald Laird, C. 8. Ben Broussard, 1B. 9. Ramon Vazquez, 3B. Pitching: Vincente Padilla.

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