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Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Brandon Warne, Zone Coverage's Baseball expert.
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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

The Minnesota Twins are your 2019 AL Central Champions! Brandon calls in from Kansas City where he’s at for the Twins final regular season series against the Royals to talk Randy Dobnak, Kyle Gibson, give a preview of the playoffs and the *likely* series against the Yankees, and plenty more!

 

In This Episode:

  • The Twins are AL Central Champions!
  • Kansas City Preview [8:00]
  • Randy Dobnak [14:00]
  • Kyle Gibson [22:00]
  • Playoff Preview [28:00]
  • THE BREWERS ARE PLAYOFF BOUND BABY! [35:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 17, 2019

Brandon and Tom are back together and ready to breakdown what could have been the AL Central-deciding series against the Cleveland Indians last weekend! After that, they discuss the future of the Twins pitching staff, how they can begin to prep for the playoffs, and what the potential post-season lineups could be!

 

In This Episode:

  • Felipe Vázquez [2:30]
  • Twins Magic Number/Cleveland Recap [5:00]
  • The future of the Twins pitching staff [12:00]
  • Prepping for the playoffs [30:00]
  • Playoff Lineups [50:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 13, 2019

Tom is in Cleveland so instead of subjecting you to another terrible call from his Uber, Brandon enlists the help of Matt Trueblood (@MATrueblood) to discuss some of the most intriguing story lines from around the MLB, as well as what the playoff picture currently looks like, how it impacts the Minnesota Twins, and some potential MLB Award Winners!

 

In This Episode:

  • Most intriguing MLB story lines [3:00]
  • Thoughts on bringing up Kirilloff? [11:00]
  • Playoff Picture [16:00]
  • Expectations from the Twins in October [24:00]
  • NL Wild Card Race [33:00]
  • Trueblood's Cubs Takes [40:00]
  • Jeremy Jeffress & Two-Way Players [50:00]
  • MLB Awards [53:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 10, 2019

Brandon & Tom are back in studio to discuss the recent series against the Cleveland Indians and the impact it has on the Twins chase for the Playoffs. Additionally, they talk about Byron Buxton's injury that might keep him out for the remainder of the season, Michael Pineda's 60-game PED suspension, what our expectations should be heading into the playoffs, and could we see Alex Kirilloff sometime soon?

 

In This Episode:

  • Cleveland Recap [4:00]
  • Buxton done for the season? [12:00]
  • Pineda's 60-Game Suspension [28:00]
  • Expectations for the playoffs [25:00]
  • Is Kirilloff coming up? [29:00]
  • Nationals Preview [35:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 6, 2019

Tom is back from Boston after yet another series win the for the Minnesota Twins, who are now 6.5 games up on the Cleveland Indians. Brandon & Tom give their reactions from the series, as well as talk about a few other topics including Buxton & Dyson's injury concerns, a potential Kirilloff sighting in the playoffs, as well as a preview of the potential post-season "clinching" series against the Indians!

 

In This Episode:

  • Boston Recap & Rosario's Throw [5:00]
  • Randy Dobnak and Kyle Gibson [15:00]
  • Ian Miller & Playoff Lineups [25:00]
  • Byron Buxton Update [31:00]
  • Alex Kirilloff up for the playoffs? [36:00]
  • Where is Sam Dyson [41:00]
  • Cleveland Preview [47:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 3, 2019

Tom has followed the Twins out to Boston for their series against the Red Sox, so he calls in to preview the matchup and catch up on some news over the last week including: September call ups, the Twins breaking the MLB home run record, having a chance to reach Brandon's predicted win number tonight, and plenty more!

 

In This Episode:

  • Tom's in Boston [4:00]
  • September call-ups [7:00]
  • Twins Pitching [12:30]
  • Potential Post-Season lineup [20:00]
  • Angst Levels! [30:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

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