Twins-Rays: Crede taken for X-Rays

Posted on May 30th, 2009 – 1:51 PM
By La Velle

Twins third baseman Joe Crede left the game in the fourth inning with a sore left knee. He fouled a pitch off the knee earlier in the game. He was taken for X-Rays.

We’ll update as soon as we learn more details…

Update: X-Rays were negative. Crede is day-to-day with a left knee contusion…

Back to old programming…. 

Three Doors Down will play a one-hour set following tonight’s game. This place is loud enough with cowbell and piped-in crowd noise without music, so the scribes will move out of the main pressbox after the game and into the dining room to write stories. I like live music, so I might try to suck it up and write while listening to, “It’s Not My Time,” and their other tunes.

Alexi Casilla is here. He’s in a much better frame of mind than he was when he was sent down. But Gardy has him batting ninth. The manager would love to move Casilla back into the No. 2 spot but wants him to hit his way there first.

Jason Kubel isn’t in the lineup after  a night of spinning at James Shields change ups. Gardy said Kubel tweaked his sore knee while striking out early in the game and almost took him out. Kubel is well enough to play but Gardenhire wants to give him a break. Kubel has been pull-happy lately and needs to get back to using more  of the field.

Nick Punto’s sore groin muscle will need some time to heal. But consider him to be on the 15-day mentally disabled list, too. He needs to clear his mind.

Kevin Slowey will be miked for today’s game on FOX

If they show Liriano warm up in the bullpen before the game, compare his follow-through to when he crosses the white  line and pitches in the game.


Twins (24-26)

1. Denard Span, LF
2. Joe Mauer, C
3. Justin Morneau, 1B
4. Michael Cuddyer, RF
5. Joe Crede, 3B
6. Brendan Harris, SS
7. Delmon Young, DH
8. Carlos Gomez, CF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Pitching: Francisco Liriano

Rays (24-27)

1. B.J. Upton, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Carlos Pena, 1B
5. Willy Aybar, 2B
6. Ben Zobrist, SS
7. Joe Dillon, DH
8. Gabe Kapler, RF
9. Michel Hernandez, C

Pitching: David Price 

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