GameChat – Minnesota @ Cleveland #4, 11:05am

Welcome to Breakfast Baseball – especially if you happen to be a west coast Twins fan.

This is the last game in this series in Cleveland and our boys’ chance to even things up – for this trip. In the broader picture of division match-up for the season, we still have the edge on the Indians but we can’t afford to give that up so go Twins!

Unfortunately, we’re getting even more bench pinching. Fuld is having issues with headaches and neck stiffness and yeah, they are checking him for concussion issues. Not sure where that leaves us but Gardy is going to have a few issues today.

Minnesota @ Cleveland
Dozier, 2B Bourn, CF
Escobar, E, CF Swisher, 1B
Plouffe, 3B Brantley, LF
Colabello, 1B Santana, C, C
Kubel, LF Murphy, Dv, RF
Suzuki, K, DH Cabrera, A, SS
Pinto, C Raburn, DH
Herrmann, C, RF Chisenhall, 3B
Santana, D, SS Aviles, 2B
  Correia, P   Masterson, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 5 1
Cleveland 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 x 9 15 1

Well that wasn’t any fun.. I really do put it down to lack of flexibility.. as in, there is a reason we have a 25 man active roster and not having 25 available players is highly problematic. The Twins are basically still hoping that Mauer will be able to play “tomorrow” and Fuld is now on the DL.. these are not good things and it leads to losing baseball games.

Episode 82: Kicked off of iTunes, Tough Joe Mauer, and Darren Wolfson

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In our little part of the internet, the big news this week was MLB asking iTunes to remove several baseball themed podcasts because of what they believe was copyright infringement.  We were one of the podcasts removed, we were fired up, and spent the first ten or so minutes discussing this entire situation.

We also had the opportunity to purchase some free tickets through, an online ticket auction site. We detailed the purchase process and the pros and cons of using this ticket provider.

Then we finally circled back around to Twins news.  We talked about the phantom DL and Mike Pelfrey, Aaron Hicks’ concussion, and the current Twins roster construction. Jay took a strong stand on Joe Mauer’s toughness, and Eric strongly disagreed.
Darren Wolfson joined us for almost thiry minutes to give us the scoops on the upcoming MLB draft, and all thing Twins.
We closed out the podcast with our regular segments selecting hitters and pitchers of the week, talking beer, baseball and the news.
101 minutes of fun.  Thanks for listening.

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