Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Soggy and cold for first White Sox game at Target Field

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: May 11, 2010 - 5:27 PM

The warning track at Target Field has some standing water, but the rest of the field looks fine (at least the part that's not covered by the tarp), so if the forecast is right, and there's a diminishing chance of rain into the evening, it looks like the Twins and White Sox will play.

For now, it's sprinkling, but stay tuned.

As posted earlier, the Twins have placed J.J. Hardy on the DL, and recalled Matt Tolbert from Class AAA Rochester. Brendan Harris gets the start at shortstop tonight. Joe Mauer is back behind the plate.

Update: LHP Jose Mijares is here. He'll likely be activated from the DL if Mauer comes out of tonight's catching assignment OK. The move, which wouldn't happen until Wednesday, likely would be sending Wilson Ramos back to Class AAA Rochester.

WHITE SOX (13-19)

1. Juan Pierre, LF

2. A.J. Pierzynski, C

3. Andruw Jones, RF

4. Paul Konerko, 1B

5. Alex Rios, CF

6. Carlos Quentin, DH

7. Mark Teahen, 3B

8. Gordon Beckham, 2B

9. Alexei Ramirez, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Freddy Garcia (1-2, 5.28 ERA)

TWINS (21-11)

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Orlando Hudson, 2B

3. Joe Mauer, C

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Michael Cuddyer, RF

6. Jason Kubel, DH

7. Delmon Young, LF

8. Brendan Harris, SS

9. Nick Punto, 3B

Starting pitcher: RH Kevin Slowey (4-2, 3.93 ERA)

Target Field. First pitch: 7:10 p.m. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network


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