UPDATE: The tarp is coming off the field, and the Reds have announced that first pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. central.

This despite a radar that shows more storm clouds forming west of here. We'll see how this goes....

When Ervin Santana joins the Twins on Sunday, a top pitching prospect will take his place at Class AAA Rochester.

Righthander Jose Berrios revealed on twitter on Tuesday that he will join the Red Wings as soon as Santana departs for the Twins. Santana is set to make his third and final tune-up start for Rochester on Tuesday.

In 15 starts at Class AA Chattanooga, Berrios when 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA. In 90.2 innings, Berrios has walked 24 and struck out 92. Opponents are batting .232 against him.

Baseball America had Berrios as the third-best Twins prospect heading into the season.

Other stuff:

This is the final game in the month of June and the Twins are probably happy about that. After scoring 139 runs last month, the Twins have scored 95 going into toinight's game. The pitching staff posted a 3.57 ERA in June but it's 4.06 this month with a game to go. After going 20-7 in May, they are 10-17 in June.

Tonight is a game the Twins have to have. With staff ace Johnny Cueto teed up for Wednesday, they need to get to Anthony DeSclafani tonight. The only worry is that Phil Hughes is a fly ball pitcher in a park that is not as spacious at Target Field.

Another Rochester pitcher, righthander Tyler Duffy, has been named International League pitcher of the week after going 2-0 with 14.1 scoreless innings.

It's been raining hard here today. There's a severe thunderstorm watch here until 8 p.m. Some think it will blow over. Some are worried it might double back and linger. We'll see.


Brian Dozier, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Eddie Rosario, CF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Kurt Suzuki, C
Shane Robinson,. LF
Phil Hughes, RHP


Billy Hamilton, CF
Ivan De Jesus, 2B
Joey Votto, 1B
Todd Frazier, 3B
Jay Bruce, RF
Marlon Byrd, LF
Tucker Barnhart, C
Eugenio Suarez, SS

Anthony DeSchlafani, RHP

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