Gibson's in the hot tub. He'll throw the first three innings tonight, then Pelfrey for four, followed by Duensing, Tonkin and Fein to close it out. Somehow we have to get another starter a win.
Let's look back on the roster decisions from spring training:
Gibson as 5th Starter - Good
Keeping Kubes after awful spring - Good
Colabello as your 25th player - Good
Pinto as your backup catcher/DH - Good
Bartlett - can't get them all right
Deduno in the pen - jury is still out on that
If you said we'd be 7-7 after 14 games at the beginning of the season, I would have taken that in a heartbeat. Now lets see if Pelfrey can get straightened out.
With Riverbrian's brain sitting in the hot tub, here's something completely different to think about between games:
Need to work out interplanetary signing budgets...
Okay ... here we go ... Game 2 lineups:
Gametime forecast: still cold.
Plouffe is out, too. Apparently, Nunez provides better defense at the hot corner.
So is Plouffe. Don't hate the lineup, but I'd rather see Trevor out there.
FWIW, I was replying to afurry.
The game notes on the ESPN recap of the day game were interesting.
1) Gibson is the first Twins starting pitcher to be in the opening rotation and win his first three starts since Livan frickin' Hernandez in 08! Ugh.
2) Gibson managed to prevent Melky Cabrera from getting a hit, which snaps his season-long hit streak.
How in the world is this team scoring as many runs as it has?