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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
48 minutes 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
2 hours 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
5 hours 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.
Via Twins.com
5 hours ago

Escobar's defensive lapse doesn't worry Twins

Mistakes happen. But unfortunately for the Twins' defense, those mistakes are magnified in close games. Shortstop Eduardo Escobar has had a particularly rough stretch over the last two games.
Via Twins.com
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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Defense Drops Ball in Loss

Defense, it clearly can win games just as easily as it can lose games. In the case for the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, it cost them Game One of their road trip opener against the New York Yankees. Aaron Hicks, got a little revenge on the Minnesota Twins (23-50) with a solo blast in […] Minnesota Twins: Defense Drops Ball in Loss - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Game Grades as They Drop Phillies Finale

Minnesota Twins Drop Finale With Chance to Sweep The MinnesotaTwins came into today with the rare chance to complete a series sweep, and played an uninspired game on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon. Twins (23-49) cut short their 3 game winning streak, as they allowed 22 runs to an anemic Phillies team this week – yet […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades as They Drop Phillies Finale...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

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.https://t.co/5yUUEZ4xIJ #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/Lx7VCT6QjG — Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 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
10 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
11 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
11 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...
Via isportsweb.com
11 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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