MILWAUKEE – Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was in the clubhouse in the seventh inning on Monday — the Miller Park visitors’ clubhouse is just a few steps from the dugout — talking strategy with starter Kevin Correia.
He was able to look up at a television when Joe Mauer hit a long drive to left field that was initially ruled a double.
“I just sprinted right out of the clubhouse,” Gardenhire said. “I had to push a couple guys out of the way to get to the field.”
Gardenhire ran up to umpire Angel Hernandez — yes, that Angel Hernandez.
Hernandez was the chief of the umpiring crew May 8 that ruled Oakland’s Adam Rosales did not hit a home run in Cleveland when replays showed he did. The crew looked at replays that Hernandez claimed were inconclusive. Since then, the league has said it is considering a sweeping expansion of instant replay.
There they were Monday reviewing another home run. The ball, based on replays, hit the railing above the wall and easily was a home run.
“It’s pretty clear. They just have to look at it,” FSN analyst Roy Smalley said during the broadcast.
The umpires quickly returned to the field and awarded Mauer his fourth home run of the season. It was his second homer in three days — his homer Saturday at Detroit also needed to be confirmed by replay.
Uh, never mind
Wilkin Ramirez has realized that he needs to go on the seven-day concussion disabled list after all. What changed his mind?
Revisiting his dinner.
Ramirez became ill during the flight to Milwaukee on Sunday and still felt a little queasy Monday. After being frustrated a day before about landing on the DL, the outfielder understood why Monday.
“I guess the doctor was right,” Ramirez said. “I was in the air about 20 minutes when I start to throw up and feel weird. And now I don’t feel very good. I really have to apologize for what I said [Sunday]. That’s why he’s the doctor.”
Ramirez was worried he was put on the DL because he couldn’t recite the months of the year backwards. He went into Gardenhire’s office to protest.
Ramirez said he planned to apologize to Gardenhire. “Now everyone can move on from there,” Gardenhire said. “I got yelled at. Everyone got yelled at.”
Closer Glen Perkins, the team’s union representative, looked into the issue on Ramirez’s behalf and said several factors usually contribute to players being placed on the concussion DL.
Morneau needs to mash
Justin Morneau likes hitting in Miller Park and is a career .318 hitter in Milwaukee, but he has only one home run here. It was a memorable one, though: As a rookie on June 22, 2003, he crushed a 1-0 pitch from Mike DeJean off the massive scoreboard in center field. Brewers officials estimated it at 460 feet, but many in the pressbox that night believed the ball traveled farther.
Morneau would take a 360-foot homer these days; he is in danger of going homerless in the month of May for the first time in his career. His last home run was on April 28 against Texas righthander Alexi Ogando, 121 plate appearances ago.
• Vance Worley was excellent in his first outing at Class AAA Rochester since being demoted, tossing a five-hit shutout at Lehigh Valley with four walks and four strikeouts. He threw 119 pitches, 74 for strikes.
• Chris Parmelee homered in the eighth inning Monday, an estimated 428-foot shot that was his first homer since May 3 at Cleveland.
|Houston||12/5/13 7:25 PM|
|Minnesota||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Miami||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Detroit||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Indianapolis||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Cleveland||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Oakland||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Atlanta||12/8/13 12:00 PM|
|Tennessee||12/8/13 3:05 PM|
|St. Louis||12/8/13 3:25 PM|
|Seattle||12/8/13 3:25 PM|
|NY Giants||12/8/13 3:25 PM|
|Carolina||12/8/13 7:30 PM|
|Dallas||12/9/13 7:40 PM|
|Dallas||75||4th Qtr 12:00|
|Indiana||29||2nd Qtr 6:35|
|San Antonio||8:30 PM|
|Oklahoma City||9:00 PM|
|West Va Tech||80||FINAL|
|William & Mary||60|
|Central Conn St||65|
|Mount St Marys||70|
|Cleveland State||82||3rd OT 0:07|
|Central Penn College||72||FINAL|
|Huston-Tillotson||59||2nd Half 1:56|
|SMU||69||2nd Half 0:30|
|Tenn-Martin||82||2nd Half 3:33|
|North Florida||40||2nd Half 4:30|
|Saint Josephs||65||2nd Half 2:00|
|Penn||44||2nd Half 8:22|
|Morehead State||55||2nd Half 4:33|
|Houston||57||2nd Half 1:00|
|St Edwards||66||2nd Half 0:50|
|East Tenn St||69||2nd Half 4:38|
|Evansville||61||2nd Half 0:50|
|South Dakota St||88|
|Chicago State||55||2nd Half 2:58|
|Texas Southern||62||2nd Half 4:22|
|Cameron||49||2nd Half 3:41|
|IUPUI||46||2nd Half 15:23|
|Rice||50||2nd Half 8:15|
|New Mexico||34||1st Half 3:34|
|New Mexico St||25|
|North Carolina||32||1st Half 3:46|
|Boston College||30||1st Half 2:20|
|Miami-Florida||7||1st Half 12:13|
|Cal State Fullerton||9:00 PM|
|(19) Louisville||12/5/13 6:30 PM|
|Bowling Green||12/6/13 7:00 PM|
|(16) Northern Ill|
|(15) UCF||12/7/13 11:00 AM|
|(18) Oklahoma||12/7/13 11:00 AM|
|(6) Oklahoma State|
|Marshall||12/7/13 11:00 AM|
|Memphis||12/7/13 12:00 PM|
|(23) Texas||12/7/13 2:30 PM|
|(5) Missouri||12/7/13 3:00 PM|
|So Florida||12/7/13 6:30 PM|
|(7) Stanford||12/7/13 6:45 PM|
|(11) Arizona State|
|(20) Duke||12/7/13 7:00 PM|
|(1) Florida State|
|Louisiana||12/7/13 7:00 PM|
|(2) Ohio State||12/7/13 7:17 PM|
|(10) Michigan State|
|Utah State||12/7/13 9:00 PM|
|(24) Fresno State|
|(18) North Carolina||75|
|Fla Gulf Coast||60|
|SE Missouri St||72|
|(4) Notre Dame||77||FINAL|
|(10) Penn State||67|
|Stephen F Austin||49||2nd Half 0:49|
|Ark-Little Rock||24||2nd Half 2:33|
|(20) Iowa State||83|
|Arkansas||49||2nd Half 10:18|
|SE Louisiana||39||2nd Half 2:42|
|Washington||61||2nd Half 1:32|
|Ark-Pine Bluff||47||2nd Half 2:19|
|Florida||92||2nd Half 4:55|
|Louisiana||43||2nd Half 8:35|
|Tenn-Martin||73||2nd Half 0:55|
|North Texas||41||2nd Half 20:00|
|Oregon||47||1st Half 1:35|
|(11) Colorado||21||2nd Half|
|San Diego||9:00 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton|