Three quick thoughts after this mess:

1. Yoenis Cespedes is fun to watch: He does not get cheated on a swing, and the ball explodes off his bat. I found myself stopping whatever I was doing at the moment to watch his at-bats. Many folks didn't think he could be a productive player right away, but the eight-year veteran of the Cuban league is proving that he belongs in this league.

2. It didn't sound like the Twins were close to sending Brian Duensing back to the bullpen and calling up Nick Blackburn or Liam Hendriks. We were told that, while Blackburn was sharp in his last outing, He gave up more fly balls than a sinkerballer should.. And they want Hendriks to get on a roll at Class AAA Rochester and stop bouncing back and forth between Rochester and the Twin Cities. They want him to improve his fastball command then mix in other pitches,

3. Scout watch: A scout from the Reds - former White Sox first baseman Mike Squires - was at Sunday's game. The Reds are believed to be in search of a left-handed hitting leadoff guy who can play the outfield. Hmmmmm.

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