The easy assumption is that Jose Morales is going to head back to Rochester. He appears to be ready for a backup catcher role--his bat looks more than ready for it, but his defense sucks. There really aren't any other options unless a pitcher is sent down (or released) or the team makes a surprising move like sending Gomez to AAA...I just can't see the Twins doing that.
Now, what about the lineup? The top four hitters on the team are all left-handed, which creates problems. In a world without platoon splits, it probably looks something like this:
Unfortunately, that lineup begs the other team to put a left-handed pitcher in whenever the top of the order comes up. As a team, the Twins have a sub-.600 OPS vs. left-handed pitching compared to a .740 vs. right-handers.
Clearly, it would help if the RH hitters in the lineup could get it together...the Crede-Young-Cuddyer triumvirate of suck is creating outs 70%+ of the time.
Gardy's usually predictable, but I have no idea what his lineup will look like this Friday. Forget moving Mauer to third base, can he learn how to hit right-handed?