Minnesota Twins Podcast – Talk to Contact – Episode 36

Episode 36 of the Twins baseball podcast,  Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

Cody Christie (2nd from left) enjoys a recent tour of the Talk to Contact office space with a few of his close, personal friends.
Cody Christie (2nd from left) enjoys a recent tour of the Talk to Contact office space with a few of his close, personal friends.

Talk to Contact is proud to bring you another episode packed full of Twins talk.  This week Cody and Eric discuss the magic of Kevin Correia, Ron Gardenhire‘s mismanagement of the pitching staff, Gardy’s tenure with the Twins, when and why it might be time to cut ties with Mike Pelfrey, and generally blather on about all things Minnesota.

We’re joined this week by the Rochester Red Wings play-by-play man, Josh Whetzel, whose broadcasts are streamed online at Sports 1280 WHTK, www.whtk.com.  He gives us a quick run down of who’s hot and who’s not in Triple-A, and identifies some names to watch for in the not-to-distant future.

More or less shennegians this week when we go Down on the Pond, take some questions from the internet, and name Brad Swanson (@bridman77) the Listener of the Week.

Tune in for almost 100 minutes of Twins radio gold.



You can follow Cody on Twitter (@NoDakTwinsFan) or read his writing at NoDakTwinsFan.  You can follow Paul on Twitter (@BaseballPirate) or read his writing at  Puckett’s Pond.  And of course, you can find me on Twitter (@ERolfPleiss) and read my writing here at Knuckleballs!

– ERolfPleiss

GameChat – TWINS @ Indians, 12:05 pm

The Hammer is back in the line up and playing left field and Kevin Correia sets out to prove, once again, he’s not putting up his numbers with smoke and mirrors.

The Twins have dropped in to fourth place in the bunched-up AL Central for the first time in over two weeks, sitting 3 1/2  games behind Division leading Detroit and our guys need a win today to pull themselves back up to .500 on the season. – JC



Dozier, 2B Brantley, LF
Mauer, DH Kipnis, 2B
Willingham, LF Cabrera, A, SS
Morneau, 1B Swisher, DH
Plouffe, 3B Reynolds, Ma, 1B
Doumit, C Santana, C, C
Parmelee, RF Chisenhall, 3B
Hicks, CF Stubbs, CF
Florimon, SS Carrera, RF
  _Correia, P   _Kazmir, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 7 0
Cleveland 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 7 12 1

It’s really hard to win baseball games when you fall in to a pattern of giving up a couple of runs for every run you score yourselves and that’s pretty much what the Twins did today. They had plenty of opportunities, but couldn’t take advantage. What was most frustrating, perhaps, was that the bottom of the order seemed to do their jobs and it was the top and middle of the order that consistently failed to follow through.

Regardless, the Twins are now a couple of games under .500 and have already lost this series with the Tribe. They’ll try to avoid a sweep on Sunday.