For the second straight day, the Twins did not hit on the field before the game. It's really not that big of a deal on Sunday afternoon, but two straights days is not the norm.

Molitor said that Saturday was just the second time all season they didn't hit before a night game. He wanted to give his team a break. They are in the middle of a long road trip and it's the dog days of the season. It sure didn't hurt them last night as they rallied to win.

A win today, and the Twins are 4-3 on the road trip with three games against Tampa yet to play. Who saw that coming?

Glen Perkins wants to pitch today, but the Twins are going to stick to their plan and wait to use him on Tuesday. Perkins played catch yesterday and threw in the bullpen today and felt great both times. He tried to throw in the bullpen yesterday, but they wouldn't let him.

It will be interesting to see how Molitor uses his bullpen today. Casey Fien, Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen have pitched the last two days. Guessing Neal Cotts makes his Twins debut today.

In each of the last two games, Eddie Rosario has lost balls in the lights in the late innings. He recovered to make the catch Saturday but let a ball get over his head for a double on Friday.

Class AAA Rochester lefthander Pat Dean has been named Twins minor league player of the week. Dean threw a complete game shutout on Wednesday and is in the middle of a 15.1 scoreless innings streak.

By the way, when Buxton digs in against Kevin Gausman it will be a matchup of the second and fourth overall picks in the 2012 draft. 


Byron Buxton, CF
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, DH
Miguel Sano, 3B
Trevor Plouffe, 1B
Eddie Rosario, LF
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Chris Herrmann, C
Shane Robinson, RF

Mike Pelfrey, RHP


Manny Machado, 3B
Gerrardo Parra, RF
Adam Jones, CF
Chris Davis, 1B
Steve Clevenger, DH
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Henry Urrutia, LF
Caleb Joseph, C
Ryan Flaherty, 2B

Kevin Gausman, RHP

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