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Minnesota Twins Mauled by Tigers in 9-2 Loss

The Minnesota Twins were unable to contain the Detroit Tigers in 9-2 loss After a positive series against the Cleveland Indians, the Twins hoped to keep moving forward against another AL Central opponent. Unfortunately, the Tigers pounded out 9 runs and the Twins were only able to respond with 2. The loss dropped the Minnesota […] Minnesota Twins Mauled by Tigers in 9-2 Loss -...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 hour ago

Adjusting to right field, Twins' Sano robs Miggy

After his team gave up a season-high 18 hits in a 9-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday, Twins manager Paul Molitor didn't have many things to be pleased about. But he couldn't help but be impressed -- and crack a joke -- about a great diving catch down the right-field line made by Miguel Sano to rob Miguel Cabrera of a hit.
Via Twins.com
8 hours ago

Hit by liner in last start, Duffey takes on Tigers

Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey will get another chance to prove himself after his promotion from Triple-A when he opposes Tigers righty Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
9 hours ago

Meyer replacing Milone in Twins' rotation

Left-hander Tommy Milone is headed to the bullpen, as he's being replaced in the rotation by prospect Alex Meyer, who will make his first career start Tuesday against the Astros.
Via Twins.com
13 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Bullpen Struggles and Velocity

Minnesota Twins relievers are seeing reduced velocities across the board early this year The Minnesota Twins’ bullpen has a solid 2.97 ERA and has seen improvements in its strikeout rate (9.75 K/9). However, their 1.19 HR/9 and 3.81 BB/9 are below average. They’ve also blown a league high 7 save situations and have the 4th […] Minnesota Twins Bullpen Struggles and Velocity...
Via Puckett's Pond
18 hours ago

Strikeouts not the primary worry for the Twins

The 7-15 start has been hard on everyone involved with the Minnesota Twins, but it sure seems as though fans are taking it the hardest. And while it seems as though the team has struggled in pretty much every aspect of the game, this observer’s perception is that whatever costs a team on a given night — overabundance of strikeouts, bad defense or bullpen giving up a lead —...
Via Today's Knuckleball
20 hours ago

Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly Roundup: Single A Teams Keep Winning

The Minnesota Twins Single A teams continue to win while the other teams haven’t. Plenty of standouts at all stages of the MiLB nearly a month into the season. After the first week of the MiLB season, Rochester and Chattanooga were off to slow starts while Fort Myers and Cedar Rapids were trending up. Nearly a […] Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly Roundup: Single A Teams Keep Winning...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Twins minor leaguer suspended 80 games for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Twins outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has been suspended 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. The commissioner's office said Thursday he positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. A 29-year-old who has played 11 minor league seasons without reaching the major leagues, Rodriguez is hitting .234 with one homer and three...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The return of Joe Mauer

Over the last couple years, Twins fans and baseball fans alike have repeatedly asked the same question: Can Joe Mauer ever return to being an elite hitter? After a concussion during the 2013 season, the Twins organization made the decision that Mauer's time behind the plate was over and moved him over to first base. To make things worse, it appeared his bat had been left behind...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trevor May Be Worth Watching

We continue to find ourselves very much within the “it’s too early to care about this statistic” period of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Does your favorite player have a good WAR? How’s that young starter’s ERA? These are some examples of questions you probably shouldn’t be asking after 25 days. The data isn’t really more or less relevant than any other 20...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Picking Berrios: Top Prospect Debuts for Twins Tonight

This hasn’t been a particularly fun season for Twins fans. Not only do they have an abysmal 7-14 record, but their young players — who are supposed to usher in a new era of Twins baseball — haven’t been performing. Top prospect Byron Buxton has been all sorts of terrible, minor-league performer Max Kepler hasn’t been much better, and Miguel Sano has underwhelmed (with...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fan is devastated after losing his popcorn while chasing a foul ball

A fan sitting behind home plate for Tuesday's Indians-Twins game suffered the heartbreaking loss of a potential foul ball and his box of popcorn, and was understandably crushed. When Brian Dozier fouled a ball off behind him, this guy launched out of his seat and rushed over to try and catch it, but he walked away with nothing. This is why you always bring a glove.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Starter The Berrios, The Sweeter The Juice

"Hi, I work in the front office for the Twins and I'm ordering lunch.  I was wondering what you have that's old that you can give us a discount on.  Can you eat old pork?  Hmm, let's try it with extra sauce.  John Ryan Murphy briefly converted to Judaism, or so he wrote in 6-point font inside his lined notebook where he talked about murder, but he's back to the gentile side...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place starting pitchers Santana, Gibson on 15-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' rotation will be without two of its top starters as the team placed right-handers Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.Santana had been considered day to day after he was scratched from his last start with a sore back. Santana is listed with a lower back strain. Gibson...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Promote Jose Berrios

BeGreen90 Flickr The injury bug is starting to take a toll on starting pitchers (the Indians just lost Carlos Carrasco for 4-6 weeks) and now the Minnesota Twins are getting set to put Ervin Santana on the DL with a back issue. Taking his place in the rotation is stud pitcher and future ace Jose Berrios. In three starts in the minor leagues this year, Berrios has a 1.06 ERA...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins road performance must improve

Oswaldo Arcia’s shot into the right field seats on Monday proves one fact about the 2016 Minnesota Twins baseball season. The team can win at home, and they are doing so in late-inning pressure. However, the team is 6-14 and is already eight games back of the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox. The Twins 5-4 record at home would suggest a solid start in the month...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins batters use Prince classics as walk-up music

The Minnesota Twins will return home to Target Field Monday, and the team is paying tribute to Minnesota music legend Prince in their own way by changing each batter's walk-up music. Eduardo Nunez - 1999Brian Dozier - Purple RainJoe Mauer - 7Miguel Sano - Kiss Byung Ho Park - UptownOswaldo Arcia - I Would Die 4 UEduardo Escobar - Little Red CorvetteKurt Suzuki - The Most Beautiful...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heisley's homer ends 16 inning Nats-Twins game

Bryce Harper got the day off for the Washington Nationals… until the bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing 4-3, Nationals manager Dusty Baker (obviously) had Harper pinch-hit, and to the surprise of no one, Harper came through with a game-tying homer (and MLB-leading ninth homer): Harper was then replaced by Chris Heisey on defense for the top of the 10th inning, leaving the...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field into Purple (Paisley) Park

The sports world joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of Prince on Thursday, but nowhere was the loss felt more closely than Minnesota.The Twins saluted Minnesota's native son by turning Target Field into a Purple (Paisley) Park.The Twins were on the road in Milwaukee (where they won one for The Purple One), but the stadium wasn't empty. A class of second graders was...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field purple

The world just lost an all-time icon. But the state of Minnesota just lost a beloved hometown hero. Entertainer extraordinaire Prince, who was born and raised in Minneapolis and was considered probably the preeminent figure in the Minnesota musical canon, tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home on Thursday. Fittingly, the Minnesota Twins posted the following tribute...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fix outfield wall with duct tape

During Monday night’s Brewers-Twins game at Target Field, a pad on the left field wall came loose. A Twins grounds crew member then raced out to the outfield and fixed the wall in the most appropriate way – by using duct tape. I love how amused Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia was by the whole turn of events. I don’t think that’s what he expected to see during a Monday...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Twins starlets lead the team’s early season offensive woes

The Minnesota Twins entered the 2016 offseason with big needs on offense. Minnesota surprisingly finished above .500 in 2015 despite being one of the worst-hitting squads in the league. The Twins lived by the long ball, finishing with 156 home runs (16th), which hid the fact they posted a .247 batting average (26th) and a .305 OBP (28th). The club’s big issue wasn’t necessarily...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver gets disrespected by Twins' scoreboard

Jered Weaver is one of the softest throwing pitchers in baseball. Apparently the Minnesota Twins’ scoreboard programmer/operator did not get that memo. Weaver started for the Angels in their game Saturday at Target Field, and his fastball velocity was down just like it has been since spring training. According to Angels reporter Pedro Moura, Weaver was in the 81-82 mph range with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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