GameChat – Twins @ Tigers, 6:05pm

It’s getting to be that time of year where little that happens before the game truly affects much what will happen DURING the game. So, we have a pretty normal lineup today and Deduno hoping to continue his improvements on the mound. The Tigers lineup is always a good test!

[EDIT] The game is currently under a rain delay – which could be extensive. But if the weather allows at all, they’ll get the game in tonight because there’s just not much season or travel time left. Current estimates have the heavy rain arriving about 6:30pm CT and the game POSSIBLY starting approximately 8-8:30pm. *crosses fingers*




Span, CF Jackson, A, CF
Revere, RF Berry, LF
Mauer, C Cabrera, Mi, 3B
Willingham, LF Fielder, 1B
Morneau, 1B Young, D, DH
Doumit, DH Dirks, RF
Plouffe, 3B Peralta, Jh, SS
Carroll, 2B Avila, C
Florimon, SS Infante, 2B
  Deduno, P   Porcello, P

[EDIT] From MLB on Twitter: OFFICIAL: @Tigers@Twins postponed; split doubleheader set for Sunday. @WhiteSox can bump lead to 2 ½ games with win over@Angels tonight.

Minnesota Twins Podcast – Talk to Contact – Episode 5

Episode 5 of the Twins related baseball podcast,  Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

In Episode 5 Paul and I discussed Scott Diamond, Liam Hendriks, Chris Herrmann, Josh Willingham and a bunch more Twins topics. We also had a special guest, Knuckleballs’ very own, Jim Crickket on the podcast to discuss the Twins new player development contract with the Cedar Rapids Kernals. Later in the post we answered some questions from Twitter, talked about beer and what we’re watching as the season winds down.
You can follow Paul on Twitter (@BaseballPirate) or read his writing at the  Puckett’s Pond.