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Day off today before the Minnesota Twins arrive for a 3 game series. Off to Houston for 3 and back home to welcome the Yankees for a 4th of July series. Voting for the All Star game closes on June 30. Jose Quintana,  James Shields, Carlos Rodon are listed starters for the series with the Twins Justin Morneau has started taking batting practice and will leave soon for his rehab assignment...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs and Back, Back, Back!

Minnesota Twins Trends: Well, That Was Unexpected! The Twins started off this past week in the midst of a 3-game winning streak, one that came to a screeching halt against the Yankees’ bullpen. Then, Sunday, the Twins decided to avoid New York’s bullpen altogether by hitting 6 home runs, and pin a second loss on […] Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs and Back, Back, Back! - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
7 hours ago

Park helps Twins gain fan base in Seoul

Despite Minnesota's win-loss record and Byung Ho Park's recent struggles at the plate, it's evident the Twins are gaining a following in Korea, as Minnesota Twins hats and jerseys are easily spotted among the crowds at Gocheok Sky Dome, the new home of the Nexen Heroes.
9 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Duo’s June Impacting Offense

It was no doubt a slow start to the season for two of the Minnesota Twins’ most well-known names in former All-Stars Brian Dozier and Kurt Suzuki. Dozier started the season in a brutal slump, hitting just .191 in April and .215 in May with a combined five home runs and 17 runs batted in. […] Minnesota Twins: Duo’s June Impacting Offense - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A...
Via Puckett's Pond
17 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Hammer Yanks in Finale

Minnesota Twins Homer Six Times in Winning Finale “Chicks dig the long ball.” Remember that MLB slogan from the late 1990’s? Well, they would have loved today’s Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees game especially if they were Minnesota fans. The Twins hit a record six home runs in Yankees Stadium and Tyler Duffey pitched a perfect […] Minnesota Twins Hammer Yanks in Finale...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins hit back-to-back-to-back home runs (VIDEO)

There haven’t been many highlights for the Minnesota Twins in 2016. With a 24-51 record and 20.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, all chances of contention are gone. But on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, the Twins were the ‘Bronx Bombers’ of that afternoon — belting three in a row in the sixth inning. Starting it off was Brian Dozier with a two-run shot to left field...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duffey dominates for 8 innings, Twins hit 6 HRs to top Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday. Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning to help Minnesota end a three-game skid. Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno also...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins club 3 straight homers in Bronx

The Twins briefly turned Yankee Stadium into a launchpad in the sixth inning of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, with Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.
1 day ago

Byung Ho Park learning two new languages in MLB rookie year

NEW YORK (AP) Byung Ho Park is trying to learn not one, but two new languages in his first MLB season. The first baseman and designated hitter from Seoul, South Korea, is working to learn quips of English and Spanish in the clubhouse so he can communicate more easily with his Minnesota Twins teammates. ''I've always been interested in learning a new language and I'm here in the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier’s Path Out of the Slump

As May came to an end, I made my way cautiously over to Brian Dozier, who was slashing .202/.294/.329 at the time. Approaching a player in the midst of a slump can go one of two ways — you can either get Brandon Moss and complete honesty about what that battle is like, or you get frustrated non-answers tinged with anger. Dozier was more of the former — even though his numbers...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Twins need Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been a victim of “the injury” in 2016. Minnesota has seen the effects of not having their 10-year veteran. Perkins will have season-ending surgery (Star Tribune) in the next seven to ten days to repair the labrum in his pitching shoulder. The injury comes as yet another unfortunate blow to the Twins 2016 season. Perkins’ injury came...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Byron Buxton makes amazing leaping catch against wall (vid)

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has long been heralded as one of the best young prospects in baseball, and his blinding speed and impeccable glove skills were on full display Wednesday night when he chased down and snagged a fly ball before slamming into the wall at Target Field. The Buxton Leap. #MNTwins — Minnesota...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer Glen Perkins to miss rest of 2016

The 2016 season is only getting worse for the Minnesota Twins, as closer Glen Perkins will miss the remainder of the year. The three-time all-star will be kept out of action because of a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems. “The diagnosis comes after Perkins underwent another Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam this week and received another opinion on his ailing left shoulder...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Byron Buxton throws out Mike Trout with 99 mph throw from centerfield

It is not very often that Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout gets thrown out. However, he met the arm of Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton Tuesday night as he tried to score from second base. With two men on, Albert Pujols cracked a roller through the infield and to Buxton as Trout rounded third and tried to score. What the Angels didn’t know is that Buxton has a cannon...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Oliva at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum event: Bay of Pigs got him into MLB

For the Minnesota Twins, Tony Oliva is a franchise legend. He spent his entire MLB career with the organization, appearing in the big leagues for them from 1962 to 1976 as a right fielder (and a designated hitter later in his career), earning eight all-star nods and three AL batting titles, batting .304 for his career, winning a Gold Glove and having his number #6 retired. However...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Is Brian Dozier finally slump free?

In 2015 Brian Dozier provided plenty of game-winning memories to help the Minnesota Twins contend for a postseason spot. However, 2016 has not been so friendly to the 29-year-old, but the month of June appears to be a start in the right direction. The four-year veteran’s batting average hit rock bottom at .199 before his recent climb during the Twins’ ten game home stand. In...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins give David Ortiz jar of peanut butter for retirement

The latest stop on the David Ortiz retirement tour is in Minnesota, where the slugger started his career. Now you’d have to imagine it’s somewhat tough for the Twins and their fans to honor the star, considering Ortiz had his best years in Boston and beat up on the Twins and the rest of the American League for years. Looking at this, you’ll realize just how long it’s been...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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