Twins rally on clutch doubles by Sano, Mauer
via Mlb.com - Twins April 28, 2017 at 11:02 PM

Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back two-run doubles in a four-run eighth inning as the Twins rallied for a 6-4 win Friday night over the Royals, who lost their eighth straight game.

Twins 6, Royals 4: Sano conquers KC
via Twinkie Town April 28, 2017 at 11:02 PM

Kyle Gibson wasn’t terrible, but did we mention Sano? Miguel Sano, who is strong as hell, used that strength to carry your Minnesota Twins to victory on Friday, tallying 4 RBI and keying a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. It looked to be another “here we go again, KYLE” start, with the Royals posting three runs in the first three innings off starter Kyle Gibson, with a majestic 2-run dong from

Plate umpire Bucknor exits game after foul tip
via Mlb.com - Twins April 28, 2017 at 10:26 PM

Home-plate umpire CB Bucknor left Friday's Twins-Royals game in the eighth inning after being hit in the facemask by a foul-tip from Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano.

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Santiago placed on bereavement list April 28, 2017 at 09:44 PM
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Series preview: Twins at Royals
via Twinkie Town April 28, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Can the Twins sweep the Royals for the second time this year? Probably, because the Royals are bad again. Remember back in the day, like ten years ago or something, when the Royals were bad? That’s how I would describe the Royals now—bad. Hopelessly bad. Obviously we saw a bit of how bad the Royals are this year when the Twins swept them to open the season. Since then, things haven’t gotten

Soft contact, hot start: Low ERA for Santana
via Mlb.com - Twins April 28, 2017 at 09:56 AM

Ervin Santana leads the Majors in ERA, but how much of that is good performance and how much of that is good luck? Using Statcast, we can show that Santana has induced so much poor contact that he's legitimately earned his great stat line.

Feeling a draft
via Baseball Outsider April 28, 2017 at 09:38 AM

A new -- to me at least -- notion about what the Twins might do with the first pick in June's MLB draft:Best player available for @Twins at 1. Best guess right now is McKay as 1B. @MLBDraft https://t.co/YB2O3Asfeh— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) April 28, 2017Jim Callis is one of MLB.com's prospect writers, and while stuck in an airport Thursday did a Twitter chat about the draft. The above was his re

Buddy Boshers: A history in pictures
via Twinkie Town April 28, 2017 at 09:38 AM

The evolution of a reliever, in style and substance. Although he’s only been with the Minnesota Twins organization since 2016, Jeffrey Alan “Buddy” Boshers has gained a following among fans. “His name is Buddy,” they say. This is true. The Huntsville, Alabama native didn’t just show up on Target Field’s doorstep, radiant and ready to take the wheel of a raging Kyle Gibson disaster. Let’s wat

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Twins recall Buddy Boshers again April 27, 2017 at 05:56 PM
Inbox: Is Polanco staking claim on short?
via Mlb.com - Twins April 27, 2017 at 02:44 PM

Miguel Sano has been carrying the offense, and youngsters Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler have contributed. There are plenty of questions about this team, however, which leads us to this week's Twins Inbox.

Farm Report: Jermaine Palacios stays hot for the Kernels
via Twinkie Town April 27, 2017 at 09:56 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 26th, 2017. Triple-A: Gwinnett Braves 3, Rochester Red Wings 2 The Red Wings tried to battle back from a 3-0 deficit, but fell just a run too short. SP David Hurlbut did his part, even though two of the three Braves runs were earned by him (the other was unearned thanks to a passed ball by C John Ryan Murphy). Hurlbut lasted 6

A thought about ESPN's layoffs
via Baseball Outsider April 27, 2017 at 09:38 AM

I got up early this morning and perused this list of the "talent" axed Wednesday from ESPN. There are, to be honest, a lot of names here that mean little or nothing to me. And a number that do matter to me. I follow baseball hard, other sports only enough to remain competent at my own newspaper job.Some of the baseball reporters/analysts who lost their jobs, I'll miss. Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville

Escobar homers in finale loss to Rangers
via Mlb.com - Twins April 27, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Ryan Rua hit his first career grand slam in an eight-run eighth inning to help cap off the Rangers' 14-3 comeback win over the Twins.

Thursday Thunder Dump
via Twinkie Town April 27, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Miggy Edition Miggy Being Miggy If you haven’t noticed, Miguel Sano is pretty hot right now. He’s leading the Twins in HR and BB (and tied with Byron Buxton for strikeouts, but let’s hold on a bit). So who’s Sano’s slugging role model, Joe Mauer? Justin Morneau? Manny Ramirez? All good guesses, but no. Miggy wants to be like Miguel Cabrera, according to Derek Wetmore at 1500ESPN. Twins slugg

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Rangers 14, Twins 3: Cole Water Poured On Winning Streak April 26, 2017 at 11:32 PM
Santiago starts with late grandmother on mind
via Mlb.com - Twins April 26, 2017 at 07:14 PM

Hector Santiago started Wednesday's game against the Rangers with the memory of his late grandmother on his mind.

Farm Report: Nik Turley strikes out fourteen for the Lookouts
via Twinkie Town April 26, 2017 at 01:56 PM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 25th, 2017. Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Gwinnett Braves 4 SS Niko Goodrum hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to sneak out this win for the Red Wings. In fact, Goodrum had quite the day, going 2-for-4 with the home run, a double, the two RBI and two runs scored. The great SP Jose Berrios started for the

Twins thinking sweep as Santiago takes hill
via Mlb.com - Twins April 26, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Twins left-hander Hector Santiago will be trying to recapture his success at Globe Life Park when he pitches against Cole Hamel and the Rangers on Wednesday night.

Gleeman and The Geek #307: Tuesday Taproom Tour (Northgate)
via Aaron Gleeman April 26, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Recorded live at the first Tuesday Taproom Tour event, hosted by Northgate Brewing. Featuring between-innings banter, trivia, sing-a-longs, and questions from the audience. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 307 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's show is sponsored by Harry's Razors, where […]