After six-games away from home, the Twins begin a nine-game home stand welcoming the Oakland A's for a three game set. The Twins are fresh off back-back wins and riding the pine big time after Gardy surpassing 1000 career wins. Chris Colabello is riding his stallion proud, leading the American League in RBI with eleven-driven-in. Minnesota's offense has actually been very potent, standing at eighth in the American League in runs scored. For the second time in six games, we have scored ten plus runs! ten runs! We only did that six times ALL of the last year. The pitching, ehhhhhhhhh.
Kevin Correia makes his second start of 2014, he has registered the only quality start for the Twins this season. Correia is also the only pitcher who has pitched at least six complete innings. Oakland is throwing Scott Kazmir who was our Daddy last season. Kazmir made five starts agains the Twins, hurling 30 innings and allowed just five earned runs. Including two starts at Target Field, allowing one earned. Back in 2011 the Twins hosted the A's for our home opener and were victorious winning 2-1. Carl Pavano went eight innings that day. So Kevin, I expect nothing-less.
Chris Herrmann was recalled from AAA after Hammer and Arcia have been plagued (
were only six games in, man) by wrist issues. Willingham is day-day but its sounding like Arcia will go on the DL. With the recall, Gardy now has the luxury of having three catchers. After Bartlett's latest attempt at our hearts, Kubel may see more time in the field but it is nice to know we have superman-utility guy Chris Herrmann.