Welp, that weather system the Twins were worried about has arrived. The start of tonight's game has been delayed. For how long, no one knows.
The system is surging from the south, making it hard to predict because it could slide east at any moment. We're all in a holding pattern here.
The Twins will be challenged to put the Wild game on the scoreboard. If they know what's good for them, they will.
UPDATE: The Twins-White Sox will now start at 7:45 p.m.
Now, back to pre-game programming below:
From 0-9 to 6-3, what difference a year makes. And now the Twins are back for a 10-game homestand against division foes.
Up first are the White Sox, who are playing a little better than people thought they were. They have been waiting for a few years for Avisail Garcia to come around, and he's off to a .452, eight RBI start.
Apparently, the White Sox are trying to run with the Garcia angle.
Reserve Leury Garcia is in the lineup at center field. And, since Melky Cabrera has left the team for paternity leave, Chicago has called up Willy Garcia.
So the outfield is Garcia in left, Garcia in center and Garcia in right. This will be the first time in major league history that all three starting outfielders have the same last name (same spelling). The Alou brothers played together late in games, but never started together. This is according to the great Elias Sports Bureau.
Also, catcher Geovany Soto is on the DL with a sore elbow. Keavan Smith has been called up and is Chicago's lineup too.
Adalberto Mejia is on the mound for the Twins, and will try to bounce back after a rough outing in Chicago during which he threw nearly 40 pitches in the second inning but could not get three outs.
Byron Buxton is batting ninth, which is a good spot for him given his troubles at the plate. What's gone somewhat overlooked has been the starts of Joe Mauer and Max Kepler. But both began to wake up at the plate late in the Detroit series. If those two start hitting, then the Twins have a pretty functional first five batters.
Will check back later with any updates.
Tim Anderson, SS
Tyler Saladino, 2B
Jose Abreu, 1B
Todd Frazier, DH
Avisail Garcia, RF
Matt Davidson, 3B
Wily Garcia, LF
Kevan Smith, C
Leury Garcia, CF
Dylan Covey, RHP
Brian Dozier, 2B
Robbie Grossman, DH
Joe Mauer, 1B
Miguel Sano, 3B
Max Kepler, RF
Jason Castro, C
Jorge Polanco, SS
Eddie Rosario, LF
Byron Buxton, CF
Adalberto Mejia, LHP