GameChat – Twins @ White Sox, 6:10pm

So it appears that our September call-ups are not extensive this year – of course after how many we’ve called up already this season, we practically have a full team of baby Twins as it is. We are only adding Escobar & Perdomo to list. I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion over the next few days about who didn’t make the list – like Dozier, Slama or Hicks. But even if we don’t see them for the last few days of this rough season, I’m sure we’ll be seeing them come Spring Training.

As for tonight, we’ll just have to see what Deduno can do with the White Sox – could be entertaining… I almost never say this but… I wonder how many guys he can get away with plunking…



Chi White Sox
Revere, CF De Aza, CF
Mastroianni, LF Youkilis, 3B
Mauer, C Dunn, A, DH
Willingham, DH Konerko, 1B
Morneau, 1B Rios, RF
Plouffe, 3B Pierzynski, C
Parmelee, RF Viciedo, LF
Carroll, 2B Ramirez, Al, SS
Florimon, SS Beckham, 2B
  Deduno, P   Santiago, H, P


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1
Chi White Sox 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 x 4 10 0

I really hate losing to the White Sox, under any circumstances.

Sam Deduno only gave up 2 runs in his six innings of work, but he worked from behind most of his later innings and racked up a lot of pitches. The bullpen was spotty, at best, and the offense was about as absent as being held to 7 hits (with only one of them coming with a runner in scoring position) would indicate. I guess if there’s one positive, it might be that we got to witness a Jamey Carroll home run. That’s something you don’t see every day (or every season, for that matter).

They’ll get another shot at the Sox Tuesday night. – JC

Minnesota Twins Podcast – Talk to Contact

My brother Paul Pleiss ( and I have been busy working on a Minnesota Twins podcast.  Give it a listen and let us know what you think.a

Episode 2 of the Talk To Contact podcast is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

In Episode 2, Paul and I discuss the Twins September call-ups that have already joined the Twins and make some guesses as to who else will get the call.  We talk about Oswaldo Arcia, Brian Duensing, Ryan Doumit and lots of other Twins talk.  Check us out, tell your friends and let me know what you think.