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Minnesota Twins Hit for a Season-High 14 Runs in Victory Over Orioles

A night that didn’t start off the way the Minnesota Twins wanted, ended in some offensive fireworks with a dominate victory over Baltimore. The Minnesota Twins began their 3-game road series against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. With Kyle Gibson on the hill, winless before the game, things didn’t look too promising for the Twinkies in […] Minnesota Twins Hit for a Season...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 hour ago

Minnesota Twins: Fantasy Baseball Evaluation and Re-Draft

The Minnesota Twins have performed differently than expected on the field. Let’s take a look and see how that has impacted fantasy squads. Minnesota Twins fans and sports fans love drafts. For months we predict, cover, and analyze the NFL Draft. Specifically here at Puckett’s Pond we have taken a look at the MLB Amateur […] Minnesota Twins: Fantasy Baseball Evaluation and Re...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 hour ago

Minnesota Twins Hit the Road for Three Against Baltimore Orioles

Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Sano keeps on proving he's #ASGWorthy

After hitting a bit of a lull offensively, averaging 2.3 runs per game during a six-game stretch from May 12-18, the Twins' offense has been coming around of late. All-Star hopeful Miguel Sano, who leads the Majors in average exit velocity by nearly 4 mph, went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer and three RBIs to lead a 21-hit attack.
Via Twins.com
12 hours ago

Twins rally with 21-hit salute, blow out O's

The Twins roared back from a five-run deficit, led by Max Kepler's homer and four-RBI night, en route to totaling a season-high 21-hit output and cruising past the Orioles, 14-7, on Monday night at Camden Yards.
Via Twins.com
13 hours ago

Will Hunter Greene Haunt The Twins?

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsMLB's 2017 Draft is a little over two weeks away. Minnesota has known they have the first overall pick since last fall and the new regime will be doing their due-diligence as draft day approaches. With Derek Falvey and Thad Levine overseeing their first draft, there is a lot of pressure for the club to make the right pick.The Twins have...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
13 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Jose Berrios and his fastball

Jose Berrios has pitched terrific for the Minnesota Twins since his recall. One recipe for his success is his fastball. Dominant, poised, exceptional and determined. All of these describe Jose Berrios‘s two performances for the Minnesota Twins this season. He defeated not one, but two dangerous lineups in the Cleveland Indians and the Colorado Rockies. […] Minnesota Twins: Jose...
Via Puckett's Pond
14 hours ago

Facing O's, Santana out to get back on track

Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy and Twins right-hander Ervin Santana are both off to impressive starts, but will be looking to bounce back from rough outings when they oppose each other in the second game of the series Tuesday at Camden Yards.
Via Twins.com
16 hours ago

Is Jose Berrios ready to be the Minnesota Twins' ace?

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Diary of a doubleheader - One man's quest to watch it all

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kepler leads Twins’ offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 Monday night. Minnesota trailed 5-0 in the second inning and 6-2 entering the fifth before cranking up the offense against Ubaldo Jimenez and an ineffective Baltimore bullpen. A two-run...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Torii Hunter trolls Twins fan who flubbed catching home run

A Twins fan nearly came down with a home run ball off the bat of Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t to be.The fan lined up perfectly with the ball, and looked set to make the catch with his glove, but it bounced off, and his moment in the limelight was ruined.Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who’s now an analyst/commentator for the network, thought it was pretty damn funny at...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Blankenhorn Blasts, Gordon Keeps Rolling

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Travis Blankenhorn)Losing games isn't any fun for anyone. Three out of four of the Twins affiliates held leads on Sunday but none of them were able to pull out the win. Even in the midst of all the losing there were some strong performances. Multiple big name prospects had good days at the plate and some relief arms were thrust into the spotlight...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins calls Tommy Kahnle one of worst teammates ever during Rockies-Twins broadcast

Former journeyman reliever LaTroy Hawkins is now a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and it appears he still has a lot to learn about live television. During Tuesday’s broadcast of the Twins’ game against the Rockies, Hawkins brought up a fight he had during the 2014 season with rookie pitcher Tommy Kahnle when they were playing for Colorado. Unprompted, too.Play-by-play man...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A More Selective Miguel Sano Is Crushing It

CLEVELAND – Miguel Sano knows what he wants. In the visiting team quarters in Progressive Field, there’s small kitchen — like something you might find in a World War II-era submarine — that offers players various pre- and post-game sustenance. On Sunday morning, Sano, apparently unsatisfied with the options, disappeared from the clubhouse and reappeared with rectangular aluminum...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Squirrel causes delay during Twins-Indians game, tantalizes golden retriever watching on TV

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians dealt with nearly a five-minute game delay on Saturday, thanks to a squirrel on the loose at Progressive Field. Check out the squirrel in action: While the pesky rodent — and its delay caused — may have annoyed the players and Progressive Field security, it’s unlikely anyone was as annoyed as this golden retriever watching the game...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Gimenez on Non-Sugar-Coated Communication (and Analytics)

Chris Gimenez is an effective communicator. It’s not the primary reason the journeyman backstop keeps finding a job, but given the importance of that trait to his position, it’s certainly a factor. Along with versatility and catch-and-throw skills, forging a relationship with a pitching staff is very much one of his strong suits. Gimenez is wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform now...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold the Twins’ Defensive Turnaround

It’s not just the White Sox who have been an early AL Central surprise. There are also the Twins, who, at 15-14, stand just a game and a half behind the Indians. Now, the Twins are not as good as the Indians. For all I know, the Twins might not be as good as the White Sox. You don’t want to overreact too much to a season’s first five weeks. But you might at least want to understand...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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