GameChat – A’s @ Twins #3, 12:10pm

Another sunny day in the 50′s – great spring baseball weather. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see some great spring baseball? I’d go for that.

Let’s see what Pelfrey can do for us.

Oh, in honor of a visit from Little Nicky Punto, I thought I would share this link from Deadspin showing a fantastic play from SS Andrelton Simmons.

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Fuld, CF Mastroianni, RF
Lowrie, SS Dozier, 2B
Donaldson, 3B Mauer, 1B
Moss, RF Colabello, DH
Cespedes, LF Kubel, LF
Callaspo, DH Plouffe, 3B
Norris, D, C Pinto, C
Barton, 1B Hicks, CF
Punto, 2B Escobar, E, SS
  Straily, P   Pelfrey, P

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Some people will say that the story of this series is that the A’s hitting just beats ours… That may be true but to be honest, we matched them HR for HR – they just got theirs with people on base and we didn’t, and many of their HR RBI were WALKS.

The REAL story of this series is that their starting pitching rocked and ours sucked. I would like to see that change (I’m sure that Gardy would also like that) but it’s pretty much been the ongoing Twins’ issue. You have to have good pitching to get wins.

Episode 78: The Phantom DL and Gardy’s 1000th Win

For the first time in a long time we have a full week of Twins baseball to talk about on the podcast. We talk about Ron Gardenhire‘s 1000th managerial win, a couple of disabled list moves that brought both Chris Herrmann and Darin Mastroianni back to the Twins, and pontificate on what early season attendance numbers mean for the club going forward. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.

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Don’t drink my beer!

We’re running a promotional giveaway. Make sure to listen to the end for the details and your chance to win a 1991 World Series box set (#TwinsNickname).

We are joined by Jeremy Nygaard (@jeremynygaard) of Twins Daily’s Hang out and Talk Twins video/podcast (@TwinsHangouts) to discuss the roster moves, the Twins payroll in 2014 and what it means for the future of the franchise and if bringing in Stephen Drew is still a valid discussion point.
You’ll also hear the weekly standby’s hitter/pitcher of the week, and around the league. We had to put the Down on the Pond segment on hold this week, but next week we’ll be taking a closer look at Twins AAA pitcher, Logan Darnell.

Enjoy the show.

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