I don't know if there's anything that depresses me more than cold snowy days in the middle of April. Well, maybe Craig Monroe starting at DH over Jason Kubel against a right-hander. Maybe.
As a result of the massive string of winter storms that are sweeping over the Midwest and making us Minnesotans miserable, the Twins were rained out in Chicago last night. Furthermore, as I write this, Weather.com forecasts a 50 percent chance of rain tonight in Kansas City, where the Twins are scheduled to open a three-game set against the Royals. Even if the game is played, it won't be televised since Fox Sports Net has elected to pick up the game of some local hockey team that I guess is of some importance.
Anyway, with the Twins out of action last night, we look to the MLB and minor-league scoreboards with some quick notes:
Boston 12, Detroit 6: The Tigers are now 1-8. Unreal.
Norfolk 3, Rochester 0 (AAA): Philip Humber allowed two runs over five innings. The Red Wings offense was quiet on this night, but it's worth noting that Brian Buscher, Matt Macri and Garrett Jones are all off to torrid starts this season.
Ft. Myers 2, Clearwater 0 (A): Making his second start for the Miracle, Deolis Guerra tossed five scoreless frames to lower his ERA to 0.90. Disturbingly, however, he issued five walks while striking out just two. Whit Robbins provided all the offense in this game with a two-run homer in the seventh.