Sunday, April 8, 2007

Still chilly in the Windy City

The projected game-time temperature tiday is 37 degrees, a bit warmer than Saturday, but not noticeably.

Juan Rincon is nursing a sore neck. He wasn't available to pitch yesterday because of it, and manager Ron Gardenhire said Rincon still seemed pretty sore today. Gardenhire said he didn't know if Rincon would be available for use today.

Rondell White said his calf is feeling a little better today. He spent Saturday evening icing, soaking it in hot water in his hotel bathtub, and watching We are Marshall. He's still day to day.

Jeff Cirillo is again available to pinch hit, though Gardenhire said if Cirillo gets on base, he'll have to pinch run for him.

With that, lineups.

Minnesota
Luis Castillo 2B
Nick Punto 3B
Joe Mauer C
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 1B
Torii Hunter CF
Mike Redmond DH
Jason Tyner LF
Jason Bartlett SS
Johan Santana P

White Sox
Pablo Ozuna LF
Darin Erstad CF
Paul Konerko 1B
Jim Thome DH
Jermaine Dye RF
Joe Crede 3B
A.J. Pierzynski C
Tadahito Iguchi 2B
Juan Uribe SS
John Danks P

2 comments:

TwinsJunkie said...

Guess we didn't need Rincon!

Kelsie, what's your take on taking Johan out after 7?

Pioneer Press said...

Santana said he was ready to come out. He'd thrown 97 pitches, which is a good amount for his second start of the season. Plus, he had the cold to deal with.