Twins-Royals: No Crede. No Nathan

Posted on August 22nd, 2009 – 5:09 PM
By La Velle

Joe Crede turned his left ankle while running to first base on Friday so the Twins are holding him out of tonight’s lineup. Crede told me he can play, but the Twins are taking it easy.

It still looked bad last night to see Crede walk out of the trainer’s room with ice on his shoulder, back AND ankle.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said this might be the first time Joe Nathan really is unavailable for a game. Nathan threw 53 pitches on Friday, the most in his Twins career. Gardy will go with matchups in the late innings – that sounds like Guerrier and Mijares…

Matt Moses is in the Twin Cities to have a middle finger examined. It doesn’t sound good for the former first round pick.

Lineups

Twins (59-63)

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

Pitching: Brian Duensing

Royals (47-74)

1. David DeJesus, LF
2. Brayan Pena, DH
3. Billy Butler, 1B
4. Miguel Olivo, C
5. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
6. Mark Teahen, 3B
7. Mitch Maier, CF
8. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
9. Josh Anderson, RF

Pitching: Kyle Davies, RHP 

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