Jay carves up Mets, Miracle shut out St. Lucie, 4-0
via Twins Digest May 31, 2016 at 09:43 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 31, 2016) - Tyler Jay hurled eight brilliant innings and totaled a season-high 11 strikeouts to guide the Fort Myers Miracle to a 4-0 shutout of the St. Lucie Mets on Tuesday night at Hammond Stadium.

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Ep. 23: Jamal Crawford on Wolves, NBA; Brian Robison on Vikings May 31, 2016 at 08:37 PM
Mariners-Padres Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 31, 2016 at 08:13 PM

The Seattle Mariners ace can use a change of scenery after his last performance. The right-hander looks to bounce back from one of his two bad starts of the season and remain undefeated on the road against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night when these teams continue a four-game series that Seattle has dominated thus far. Hernandez (4-4, 2.86 ERA) had his first rough outing May 4 in Oakland,

Pick Stick Tuesday Edition: Twins at A's
via Twinkie Town May 31, 2016 at 08:13 PM

Pick two Twins hitters, get points, win fabulous prizes(?!) I mean maybe. I might send you a million dollars if you win. You don't know. It's a technical possibility. The point breakdown: 1: Singles, walks, stolen bases, runs, RBI. 2: Doubles. 3: Triples. 4: Home runs. -1: Strikeouts. -2: Double plays. +10 bonus TOOTBLAN points if your player is involved in a game ending double play in w

Ep 64: Byron Buxton still has superstar potential
via Twins Digest May 31, 2016 at 06:07 PM

Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore agree on Byron Buxton: He still has superstar potential. They talk on this episode of the Touch ‘Em All podcast about how there’s not a perfect time to call up… The post Ep 64: Byron Buxton still has superstar potential appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

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Randy LeBlanc promoted to Fort Myers May 31, 2016 at 05:19 PM
Forward Charles Buggs to transfer from Gophers basketball May 31, 2016 at 04:25 PM
Mauer's recent surge worthy of All-Star support
via Mlb.com - Twins May 31, 2016 at 03:31 PM

The Twins don't have any players among the leading vote-getters for the 2016 All-Star Game, but first baseman Joe Mauer is strengthening his case to be an All-Star for the first time since '13.

Joe Mauer named AL Player of the Week
via Twinkie Town May 31, 2016 at 03:25 PM

Mauer power? Mauer power! We would like to interrupt this terrible season with some good news! Joe Mauer has been awarded the AL Player of the Week award for his performance at the plate last week (May 23rd-29th). Joe slugged 4 home runs, and went 11-25 (.440) with 7 RBI. This included a 3 game HR streak, which was the second of his career. Somewhat surprisingly, this is only his 3rd POW aw

Navy veteran memorizes and writes more than 2,300 names of those lost in Afghanistan
via Twins Digest May 31, 2016 at 03:19 PM

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Mauer claims 1st AL POW award since 2009
via Mlb.com - Twins May 31, 2016 at 02:25 PM

Joe Mauer's recent power surge has earned the Twins first baseman American League Player of the Week honors.

Mailbag: Receivers jockeying for position and other OTA musings
via Twins Digest May 31, 2016 at 02:01 PM

Note: Some of these questions were answered on the latest Purple Podcast with Judd Zulgad, Andrew Krammer and ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling. Send any questions you have on Twitter to @Andrew_Krammer, or email, and we’ll often use both… The post Mailbag: Receivers jockeying for position and other OTA musings appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Farm Report: Kernels win on walk-off wild pitch
via Twinkie Town May 31, 2016 at 10:07 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from May 30. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 7, Indianapolis Indians 0 SP Jason Wheeler threw a gem for the Red Wings, surrendering only five hits with five strikeouts over 8 innings pitched. It was also LF Max Kepler's first game since coming off the disable list, and a good thing too, as he had to take over in center field when Byron Buxton w

Dogs Bite Goats To Salvage Series Split
via Twins Digest May 31, 2016 at 09:31 AM

Dogs Bite Goats To Salvage Series Split

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Mackey & Judd’s Daily: The Streak Ends in Oakland and more May 31, 2016 at 08:25 AM
Tuesday Twins: Reflections from Byung Ho Park, Paul Molitor, and Dick Bremer
via Twinkie Town May 31, 2016 at 08:07 AM

Hi all! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend. Here are the links: MPLS/ST. Paul Magazine had five(ish) questions with Byung Ho Park. Spolier Alert: Park loves Molitor! Dick Bremer recently reflected on his decades of covering the Minnesota Twins. I don't mean to alarm anyone, but Kevin Jepsen has taken Trevor May under his wing. Despite the four-game winning strea

Buxton, Hughes and a coming pitching move
via Baseball Outsider May 31, 2016 at 01:49 AM

Some roster and role moves from the Twins on Monday.Before the game, Paul Molitor announced that Phil Hughes is being bounced to the bullpen with Kyle Gibson coming off the disabled list this week. Hughes is 1-7 with a 5.74 ERA, and his strikeout rate has declined to barely more than 5 per nine innings, so we can't really say that he's been effective.On the other hand, he's making $13 million, whi

Baseball-Highlights of Monday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 31, 2016 at 01:25 AM

Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 Travis Wood rode to the rescue with four innings of hitless relief while Jason Heyward delivered a go-ahead RBI single as the Chicago Cubs ran their winning streak to six games with Monday's 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wood got an emergency call in the third inning after starter Jason Hammel experienced cramping in his right hamstring as he warmed up. Mets 1, Whi

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 05-30-2016
via Twins Digest May 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM

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Santana smooth but Twins edged by A's
via Mlb.com - Twins May 30, 2016 at 09:07 PM

A's outfielder Coco Crisp belted a leadoff home run in support of starter Kendall Graveman, who held the Twins to two runs across six innings to pull out a 3-2 series-opening victory at Oakland Coliseum on Monday afternoon.