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.