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Tommy Milone and Casey Fien placed on waivers
via Twinkie Town May 05, 2016 at 07:43 PM

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have placed the two wayward pitchers on waivers after their disappointing starts Tommy Milone won the fourth spot in the Twins starting rotation coming out of spring training, but was recently bumped to the bullpen after posting a 5.79 ERA in five starts. Casey Fien won a spot (somehow) in the bullpen, and has a 7.90 ERA in 14 appear

Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week
via Twinkie Town May 05, 2016 at 03:31 PM

We are back with this week's installment of the Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week. In this week's article, we take a look at the past week of minor league baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization and name the Minor League Stars of the Week. Make sure to get your voice heard by voting in the poll and speaking in the comments section! This week we go into the Minnesota

Series Preview: Twins at White Sox
via Twinkie Town May 05, 2016 at 02:07 PM

The floundering Twins head to Chicago for a three game series. In case you haven't been keeping up on things, the White Sox have the best record in the American League, and they're doing it mostly on the strength of their pitching. They have a team ERA of 2.67, the 3rd lowest in the league (the Cubs hold the lowest ERA, at 2.37). They're playing a rubber match today, hosting David Ortiz and

Twins getting bang for their buck with Byung Ho Park
via Twinkie Town May 05, 2016 at 08:07 AM

Many scratched their heads when Terry Ryan signed Korean first baseman Byung Ho Park last fall, but check out who looks smart now. Baseball fans and writers were a bit surprised last November when it came out that the Twins had won the bid to exclusively negotiate a deal with Korean slugger Byung Ho Park. After all, Park was a power-hitting first baseman and the Twins already had Joe Mauer a

Hopefully You Went To Bed Already, Twins Decimated 16-4
via Twinkie Town May 04, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Michael Scott: "NO GOD! NO GOD! PLEASE! NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOO!" Greetings from outer space. It's a bit cold here, a little dark, but I see my destination up ahead. I can't miss it, it's the largest thing in our solar system. I have just... oh, about 94 million miles left to travel, but I'll get there, I promise. You see, this game was awful. It was awful early, awful in the middle, and awful

Characters in Star Wars if they were played by Twins players
via Twinkie Town May 04, 2016 at 04:55 PM

In honor of Star Wars Day, here is the cast of Star Wars if it they were Twins players. George Lucas: Terry Ryan You had a lot of faith in him but the reboot isn't going the way you hoped. Luke Skywalker: Byron Buxton The new hope. He also injured his hand. Anakin Skywalker: Kurt Suzuki Good at the start, now is bad. HE WAS THE CHOSEN ONE. Han Solo: Brian Dozier The fearless leader, comes t

Questions & Answers with The Crawfish Boxes’ Ryan Dunsmore
via Twinkie Town May 04, 2016 at 02:07 PM

Better late than never! Since the Twins are in Houston taking on the Astros this week, I exchanged a few questions and answers with Ryan Dunsmore from The Crawfish Boxes. Here’s what Ryan had to say about the state of the Astros. Q: How much making the playoffs last year raised Astros fans' expectations? Did it get more fans involved again? A: First of all, Houston sports fans are a

What Do You Look For In The Twins Broadcasters?
via Twinkie Town May 04, 2016 at 08:07 AM

In which I rant about the Twins broadcast teams yet still ask for help. Thanks to a fast game at Inside Edge last night, I was able to make it home in time to watch the Twins. Upon arrival, I was able to see Miguel Sano rocket a line drive off the massive left field fence at Minute Maid Park. However, due to the perfect storm of Sano's power, his lack of speed, and Carlos Gomez's never-say-

Astros 6, Twins 4: Alex Meyer pulled early as Twins go on to fail even harder
via Twinkie Town May 03, 2016 at 11:13 PM

Twins Manager Paul Molitor made the peculiar decision to pull Alex Meyer after just 64 pitches and one run down, and it didn't work out. The Twins got off to a good start today, with Danny Santana hitting a lead-off home run in the top of the first inning to put the Twins immediately ahead. Unfortunately, it was pretty much downhill from there for the team, who ended up taking the 6-4 loss.

Tuesday Twins: Oswaldo Arcia is terrorizing Twins first base coach Butch Davis
via Twinkie Town May 03, 2016 at 09:43 AM

The links are here: Apparently, Oswaldo Arcia has made it his hobby to beat up first base coach Butch Davis. Trevor Plouffe has been reinstated off the DL and Jorge Polanco optioned to AAA. John Ryan Murphy had some choice words for the ump that got him thrown out of the game yesterday... hey, wait a second. What? Somehow, the Twins bullpen actually ranks fourth

Twins 6, Astros 2: Berrios bests Keuchel for first MLB win
via Twinkie Town May 02, 2016 at 11:19 PM

Jose Berrios earned his first MLB win today in his second MLB start, besting last year's AL Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel. Jose Berrios, the Twins top-prospect who also was also making his second MLB start tonight, pitched 5.1 strong innings. It was enough for him to record his first major league win as he carried the Twins 6-2 over reigning cy young winner Dallas Keuchel and the Houston As

Series Preview: Twins at Astros
via Twinkie Town May 02, 2016 at 04:49 PM

A tale of two under performing teams. Game 1 Monday May 2nd, 7:10 PM CST TV: FS-N Radio: TIBN, GO 96.3 Jose Berrios vs Dallas Keuchel Blurb: JBO hopes to improve on his 1st start where he struggled but did show signs of his potential. Keuchel is the reigning CYA winner, but is off to a slow start of his own this year. Game 2 Tuesday May 3rd, 7:10 PM CST TV: FS-N Radio: TIBN, GO 9

Let me introduce myself...
via Twinkie Town May 01, 2016 at 09:25 PM

Hi everyone, I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is myjah (well, not my real name, but close enough), and I am the new Twinkie Town blog Hitler manager. I know it's weird having someone brand new come in like this after 10 years, especially following someone as great at Jesse. But leave all the worrying to me, and don't worry about Jesse. He went to a really nice farm in t

All good things...
via Twinkie Town May 01, 2016 at 06:07 PM

Yes. That is a reference to the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ten years is a long time, in any context. A decade ago I was 25, working at ING in downtown Minneapolis and Chili's in Roseville, and pretty clueless. Just in general. Most days now I think I have my ducks in a row. Most days. Change still happens. Over the last ten years Twinkie Town has been my constant. Diff

Tigers 6, Twins 5: Woes continue into May
via Twinkie Town May 01, 2016 at 05:49 PM

The calendar turning over wasn't enough for the Twins to pull out a win today. Today's game was a battle to the death between Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey; neither pitcher did well. The Twins got to Pelf early, scoring 2 runs in the first. Both runs came after 2 outs when it looked like Pelfrey would have a quick inning. We've read this book before. Park and Arcia delivered the RBIs, Maue

Twins in April: The good, the bad, and the ugly
via Twinkie Town May 01, 2016 at 01:25 PM

Let's take a look at how the Twins did in April and... oh dear... So the month of April has come and gone, and with a 7-17 record, the Twins are tied with the Astros for last place in the American League. Not exactly the start we were hoping for, but, um, at least we're not the Braves. Let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Twins last month. The Good Joe Mauer led th

Tigers 4, Twins 1: Bad To "D" Bone
via Twinkie Town April 30, 2016 at 04:31 PM

Minnesota finishes the month 7-17 with a familiar combination of dead bats and lead gloves. For seemingly the 888th straight game, the Twins fell behind early and never even threatened much of a rally. Eduardo Escobar booted a ball at third, allowing J.D. Martinez to reach, and with two away Justin Upton whipped out a three-dong. It was one of two Nunez errors. Maybe he'll do bette

Tigers Maul Twins, 9-2
via Twinkie Town April 29, 2016 at 11:37 PM

It was sort of close until it wasn't. Phil Hughes got roughed up early, the bullpen got roughed up late, and the offense didn't do enough against a pitcher making his first MLB start.  There's no twist ending after this sentence, as the Twins got good and creamed 9-2 by Detroit. Micheal Fulmer, the Tigers' version of Jose Berrios, did just fine for his first game.  He gave up just

Twins add Alex Meyer to rotation, subtract Tommy Milone
via Twinkie Town April 29, 2016 at 05:43 PM

Ch-ch-ch-ch changes are coming to the rotation. The Twins announced today that they are swapping out Tommy Milone for young-gun Alex Meyer in the starting rotation. Meyer, who was called up Tuesday but has yet to make an appearance, will start for the Twins Tuesday against the Astros. Milone will move to the bullpen. Since Kyle Gibson and Ervin Santana were placed on the DL Wednesday, the Tw

Area Old-Timey Preacher: Jose Berrios Is a Witch
via Twinkie Town April 29, 2016 at 10:13 AM

"Know him by his dark works." Despite losing his first major league start, Jose Berrios' velocity and movement gave many Twins fans hope that he could be the long-term #1 or #2 starter the team desperately needs.  But at least one group of fans is skeptical. "Jose Berrios is a witch, I truly believe that," said area old-timey preacher Cyrus Hankinson, 79. "The ball comes out of his hand