Francisco Liriano is 0-3 with a 6.84 ERA in his career against the White Sox. Now would be a good time for him, and the Twins, to get his first win against them.

The starting rotation is in tatters, and the front office is just sitting back and letting opponents have their way. So it's up to Franchise to step up.

Decided to look up what happens when Mauer and Morneau are not in the lineup.

This is when they fail to appear in a game, so late-innning appaearances aren't factored in.

Twins when Justin Morneau doesn't play:  1-7

Twins when Joe Mauer doesn't play:     6-5

Twins when Drew Butera plays            7-12

Updates later

First place White Sox (50-38)

1. Juan Pierre,LF
2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
3. Alex Rios, CF
4. Paul Konerko, 1B
5. Carlos Quentin, DH Andruw Jones, RF
6. A.J., C
7. Andruw jones, RF Dayan Viciedo, 3B
8. Dayan viciedo, 3B Brent Lillibridge, DH
9. Gordon Beckham, 2B

Carllos Quentin was a late scratch with a sore wrist after being hit with a pitch yesterday. If he didn't stand so close to the plate he would be hit fewer that 14 times this season.

Pitching: Gavin Floyd, RHP

Third place Twins (46-43)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Jason Kubel, RF
5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
6. Jim Thome, DH
7. Delmon Young, LF
8. J.J. Hardy, SS
9. Nick Punto, 3B

Pitching: Francisco Liriano, LHP

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