Twins-Mariners: The Michael Phelps edition

Posted on August 16th, 2008 – 2:23 PM
By La Velle

Forgot to mention last night that the Dome erupted with cheers when Michael Phelps’ gold medal in the 100 butterfly was announced. Fans had started to run up to the press box to ask, “Did Michael Phelps do it?” within minutes of his scheduled start time, so props to the Twins’ game day ops for getting it out there.

But how about Michael Phelps? He’s on the mind of every American sports fan…

Not much going on here. I can’t believe the Twins are going to have this in the new park. I’m worried about too many deflections when batted balls hit there.

Alexi Casilla hit off soft toss throws today and gave me the thumbs up.

There’s a rumor that Carlos Silva is headed for the disabled list.

Lineups

Seattle (46-75): 1. Ichiro, RF. 2. Jeremy Reed, LF. 3. Raul Ibanez, DH. 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B. 5. Jose Lopez, 2B. 6. Jeff Clement, C. 7. Wladimir Balentien, CF. 8. Bryan LaHair, 1B. 9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS. Pitching: Ryan Rowland-Smith.

Twins (68-53): 1. Denard Span, RF.  2. Nick Punto, 2B.  3. Joe Mauer, C. 4. Justin Morneau, 1B. 5. Delmon Young, LF. 6. Randy Ruiz, DH. 7. Brendan Harris, 3B. 8. Adam Everett, SS. 9. Carlos Gomez, CF. Pitching: Scott Baker.  

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