Twins try to sweep White Sox

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 – 6:45 PM
By La Velle

Sorry this is late. Had a minor emergency.

Signs continue to point toward Francisco Liriano starting on Sunday in Kansas City. My guess is that it will be official on Friday.

Denard Span looked and sounded like his old self today. He told manager Ron Gardenhire he’s available to pinch hit or be a late defensive substitute. Signs point to him returning to the starting lineup on Friday.

Funny stuff before the game. White Sox GM Kenny Williams met with the media and told them that his team will go back to taking infield before games, which very few teams do these days. I don’t know if more  infield solves all the problems in the Windy City. But Williams is a very determined man….

There are some indications that one trait the Sox would like to have from the Twins is mental toughness. Is mental toughness a big edge for the Twins? At least they still have a shot at the postseason while the Sox played themselves out of the race. The Twins deserve some credit for not giving up.

Lineups

Twins (78-73)

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

Pitching: Brian Duensing, LHP

White Sox (73-79)

1. Jayson Nix, 2B
2. Gordon Beckham, 3B
3. A.J., C
4. P.K., 1B
5. Alexei Ramirez, SS
6. Jermaine Dye, RF
7. Carlos Quentin, LF
8. Alex Rios, CF
9. Tyler Flowers, DH

Pitching: Mark Buehrle, LHP

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