GameChat – Tigers @ Twins #2, 6:10

So it’s been raining just about the whole day here in Minnesota but the sun just came out at my house about half an hour ago.. I am thinking they may actually be able to get great game weather!

Let’s see if we can’t actually get a better GAME than we got last night though…

Detroit

@

Minnesota
Jackson, A, CF Thomas, C, CF
Dirks, LF Mauer, DH
Cabrera, M, 3B Doumit, C
Fielder, 1B Morneau, 1B
Martinez, V, DH Arcia, LF
Peralta, Jh, SS Plouffe, 3B
Kelly, D, RF Parmelee, RF
Infante, 2B Dozier, 2B
Avila, C Florimon, SS
  Sanchez, An, P   Deduno, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 x 6 14 1

That’s the kind of ballgame you watch and it brings back memories of the way the Twins used to play baseball on a regular basis. Seven excellent innings of work from Sam Deduno just demonstrated what can be accomplished when you get good starting pitching. Jared Burton struggled just a bit again, but Glen Perkins closed the door in the 9th inning.

Joe Mauer did his Joe Mauer thing collecting a two-out, two-RBI single in the sixth inning.

But Birthday Boy Trevor Plouffe is the clear choice for BOD tonight. 3 for 3, a double, a home run, 3 ribbies and a couple of runs scored in his first game back from the Disabled List. Welcome back, Trevor!

Trevor Plouffe

Trevor Plouffe

Talk to Contact Episode 41: The Golden Dragon Episode

Episode 41 of the Twins baseball podcast,  Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

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On Episode 41 Cody and Eric talk about some high profile prospects earning a Minor League promotion, review the draft and prospect rankings infused with new talent, and talk about Denard Span and Ben Revere taking the field against the Twins. They discuss the release of long time MiLB favorite Anthony Slama, and they try and figure out who is the Twins’ best starting pitcher (protip: they have no idea!).

Down on the Pond this week is James Beresford, and on Beers from Around the World it is the return of BREADY BEER!

The boys then go Around the League and answer a couple of email questions. All together 88 minutes of pleasure for your ears.

 

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