9/16: Indians at Twins
It’s farewell to the concrete bubble, as the Indians play their last-ever game at the Metrodome today. The 1:10 p.m. ET game will be broadcast on STO and WTAM.
INDIANS (61-83): CF Michael Brantley, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, RF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Jhonny Peralta, DH Travis Hafner, 1B Matt LaPorta, 2B Luis Valbuena, C Kelly Shoppach, LF Trevor Crowe. LHP Aaron Laffey (7-5, 3.79).
TWINS (73-72): CF Denard Span, SS Orlando Cabrera, DH Joe Mauer, RF Jason Kubel, 1B Michael Cuddyer, LF Delmon Young, C Jose Morales, 3B Matt Tolbert, 2B Nick Punto. RHP Nick Blackburn (9-11, 4.39).
UPDATE: Asdrubal Cabrera left today’s game with a right knee contusion after fouling a Matt Guerrier pitch off the knee in the ninth inning. He is listed as day to day and will have an X-ray taken of the knee tomorrow in Oakland. He’s not expected to be in the lineup when the Indians open a four-game set with the A’s.
I won’t be in the lineup, either. Or on the trip, for that matter. The blog will be back up and running next week, when the Tribe returns for its final homestand of ’09. For now, allow me to pay my final respects to the Metrodome, including the unisex bathroom in the press box.