1. PEDRO HERNANDEZ'S INJURY: Lefthander Pedro Hernandez replaced Vance Worley in the second inning and did a decent job - after he threw the grand slam pitch to John Buck. But Hernandez's left calf began to bother him in the six inning, forcing him from the game. It was believed that Hernandez was going to be the pitcher sent to the minors to make room for lefthander Scott Diamond, who must be activated in before he can start tomorrow. Now that is hold until the Twins see how Hernandez feels when he arrives at the park. ``We're going to wait until the morning to see how everything is,'' Gardy said. ``We're going to wait until tomorrow and see what we have to do.'' Hernandez could be placed on the DL to make room for Diamond.

2. WOLREY'S FASTBALL: A scout at tonight's game remarked Vance Worley didn't have his best fastball. After investigating, Worley threw more four-seam fastballs than he usually does because he could not throw his sinking fastball for strikes (or get it called for strikes). That adjustment didn't work out, which was part of his problem on Friday. He also left a few pitches up in the zone and paid the price for it. We haven't seen Worley at his best yet. His fastball topped out at 90 miles an hour but ran as low as 86. We might have to wait until this bloody cold weather leaves before pitchers like Worley can get their velo up a little and find the movement for their sinkers.

3. LARRY DIVITO: The Twins' head groundskeeper had the field looking pretty sharp by gametime. The extra snow shoveling crew the Twins called in was for the concourse and the seats. DiVito and his crew had the field taken care of. It was the only place in town where it didn't look like December.


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