Twins Podcast Live at 9!

16 May

also available at www.SethSpeaks.net

I took a four day weekend, and ended up having some allergies kick my butt, so it should be entertaining, but tonight at 9, I will be hosting the SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins podcast. It’s been a while since I blogged, so I’ll be sure to get you caught up on lots of baseball/Twins topics. The Twins lost two in New York before winning in most unlikely of fashions on Sunday when Jason Kubel hit a grand slam off of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Jon Rauch then showed a lot when, after giving up singles to the 8 and 9 hitters, he struck out Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira to close out his 10th save of the year. We will definitely be sure to talk Twins/Yankees, and we will do so with Topper Anton from Curve for a Strike. Topper is a Bloomington native who now lives and works in the Big Apple. He braved Yankees Stadium in a Twins jersey for all three games, so it’ll be great to discuss the series with him.

But we’ll also be sure to talk Twins minor leagues as well. There were some impressive performances. Danny Valencia had a great weekend, and now has a 20 game hitting streak and is hitting .305 on the season. Trevor Plouffe is hitting .300, despite some struggles in the field. Kyle Gibson was very impressive in his New Britain Debut. His Miracle roommate, Bruce Pugh had a tremendous outing this weekend. BJ Hermsen made his first start for Beloit. It was a big day on Sunday for the Kubel family as Jason was not the only family member to impress. His brother-in-law, Michael Tonkin threw seven shutout innings in just his second Beloit start. And there will be much more to talk about.

So, again, I’ve got another day of vacation. Dentist visit… it’s going to be fun! So, I probably won’t be blogging again tonight, so be sure to check out tonight’s podcast for all updates. Be sure to participate in the chat room or by calling in at 347-202-0548. 

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3 Responses to “Twins Podcast Live at 9!”

  1. jkring May 17, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    Looks like valencia is turning into another no power 3b for the Twins.

  2. Marcus May 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Article idea: why the need to carry 11-12-13 pitchers? When the Twins won the World Series in ’87 they had a 10-man staff throughout most of the season. In ’91 they had a 11-man staff. These days it appears most of MLB has at least a 12-man staff, some even 13! Is there a special union for pitchers? I remember when 4-man starting rotations were the norm, … not anymore. Perhaps MLB needs to institute a taxi squad similar to NHL, NFL, where a couple of guys could be inactive on a game-by-game basis (minor injuries, manager decision, etc) to allow for more bench help? I’m sure there would be some resistance from owners b/c of overall team salaries, but I’d like to see a better bench. Your thoughts, Seth?

  3. Funkytown May 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Lis demoted to AA, Cates/Roberts bumped up.

    Short some guys at Roch. Wonder what they’ll be doing.

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