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Twins 7, Red Sox 8: Comeback falls short, 5 run 5th sinks Twins
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2016 at 04:38 PM

Close, but no cigar. Tommy Milone has been known to struggle the second and third time through the lineup, and it happened again today. After being given a 2 run lead in the top of the second, he gave up a 3 run bomb to Hanley Ramirez in the 3rd. The Twins got a run back in the 4th on a ground out by Kennys Vargas after Max Kepler tripled. That tied the game at 3 a piece. The 5th inning wa

Farm Report: Park homers in third game in a row
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2016 at 09:56 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 23rd, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 11, Syracuse Chiefs 0 What a romping! The Red Wings smashed 22 hits in this game, the biggest being yet another home run by DH Byung Ho Park. It was Park’s fifth home run in triple-A and his third in three games. 1B James Beresford went 5-for-6 with two runs scored. RF Daniel Palka went 3-fo

Miguel Sano Kissed Saturday’s Final Out
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2016 at 09:44 AM

oh hell yeah miguel In what I can say with some confidence is the best moment in Twins, baseball, and American history, Miguel Sano cleanly fielded a line shot, KISSED THE BASEBALL, and threw a dart to first to record the final out of a stupidly long, 11-9 Twins victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. No, really, he did. (The video is not embeddable at this time, because mlb.com hates shari

Twins out hit, out score Red Sawx, 11-9
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A wild back and forth game, but the Twins won thanks to a 5-run 7th inning. It was a dark and stormy night in Boston, as the wind swirled up dust clouds and blew fly balls around unpredictably early in the game.  David Price struggled and the Twins were able to take 4-1 lead in the first two innings. Unfortunately Ricky Nolasco continued to have problems at Fenway, getting taken out aft

Farm Report: Park bang backs strong Berrios start for Red Wings
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 22nd, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Syracuse Chiefs 1 The Chiefs scored the first run in the top of the first, but that’s all they would get off SP Jose Berrios, who pulled a Radke, pitching seven more shut out innings after that. Berrios finished the night giving up just the one run on six hits with nine strikeouts. DH By

Gibson Strong as Twins Edge Red Sox, 2-1
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Eight solid innings from a Twins starter? Next thing you'll tell me a reality TV star is one of the two major party nominees for President. Kyle Gibson cruised through eight innings, Brandon Kintzler pulled an Eddie Guardado, and the Twins won a nice, close game on Friday, edging Boston 2-1. It did not get off to a promising start, as Gibby surrendered a leadoff dong to Mookie Betts. And the

FanPost Friday: What's your dream trade?
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Welcome to FanPost Friday! This is the feature where I post a question or topic on Friday, you write a FanPost in response to the question or topic, and then we share and recap the best posts on Monday. Don't be shy, give it a try! This week's question is... What is your Twins dream trade? Now remember, you can answer this any way you want. You can be serious (which might be more like

Hosken Powell Memorial Linkdump: Making Twinkie Town Great Again
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Content aggregation is what sets us apart from mere animals, people. You want some content aggregation? You’re getting some content aggregation, friends. Buster Olney is reporting that there is more steam around the Twins RE: trades with the departure of Terry Ryan. 1500’s Doogie “Darren” Wolfson tweets that the most likely to be moved are a pair of relievers. @RichWkru Abad or Kintzler.

Red Sox Rock and Sock Twins, 13-2
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Well, that got ugly fast and ended even uglier You knew it was going to be "one of those games" when Mookie Betts took Tyler Duffey's very first pitch yawd for a home run. "But," I thought to myself, "maybe he'll do a Radke here, get his solid compostable waste in order, the Twins will score a few and maybe... Nope, not tonight. Duffey got knocked out early, Sox getting six earned runs off o

Series Preview: Twins at Red Sox
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2016 at 01:08 PM

Can the Twins win back to back series against over .500 teams? The Twins beat the Tigers in a series, which is a bit shocking actually. They now will go to Boston for a four-game series. They then return to Target Field for a home stand that will include the return of Justin Morneau... in a White Sox uniform. Here is the write up I did back on June 10 about the Red Sox, for comparison. Th

Farm Report: Palka and Field power Red Wings over Bulls
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2016 at 12:14 PM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 20th, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Durham Bulls 2 Solo-shots by RF Daniel Palka (of course) and 3B Tommy Field helped power the Red Wings past the Bulls yesterday. Both Palka and Field were tied for most RBI in the game with two apiece, and CF Darin Mastroianni had one himself. The Wings’ other run came thanks to an erro

Who and what is Rob Antony?
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Rob Antony was named the interim GM of the Minnesota Twins, but what is a “Rob Antony”? You might have missed it, but the Twins fired GM Terry Ryan on Monday and named Assistant GM Rob Antony as the interim GM. This is kind of important because the trade deadline is just two weeks away, and the Twins should be sellers (big time). It’s now up to Antony to make those deals, and heck, he is als

Twins 4, Tigers 1: Ninth inning dingers sink Detroit
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2016 at 07:56 PM

It was a close game, until Max Kepler stepped to the plate in the ninth. This game was still tied 1-1 going into the 9th inning, but Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario both hit big dongs off Francisco Rodriguez to put the Twins ahead for the win. Joe Mauer led off the scoring right for the Twins, drawing a four base walk hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, the

Boshers Called Up, Ramirez Sent Down
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2016 at 04:26 PM

I was tempted to type "Twins make GM-related move" because they're currently in Detroit, but that would be Wrong. After Minnesota's MAJESTIC DESTRUCTION of Detroit today, beat coverage folks announced the Twins were recalling LHP Buddy Boshers and demoting RHP Neil Ramirez to Rochester. Ramirez has cleared waivers. Ramirez pitched in 8 games, going 14.2 innings with a yucky ERA of 6.14. He w

Pohlad Clarifies: New GM Should Be 'Big and Burly, Like a Lumberjack'
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2016 at 09:38 AM

The Twins GM search will focus on Maine, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada. Much was made online and on local sports radio over Jim Pohlad's quote to MinnPost about the next Twins GM needing to be "lovable."  The Twins owner clarified those remarks in a brief interview with reporters on Wednesday. "Obviously, we need a general manager willing to make tough, smart baseball decisions

Twins 6, Tigers 2: Milone spins a gem
via Twinkie Town July 19, 2016 at 10:02 PM

That's how gems are made, right? You spin them? Like how compressing coal makes a diamond, you coil a web real hard and it becomes a gemstone. Whatever, my point is Milone did something and a gem of a game was the result. The Twins scored first (imagine that) with an All-Star caliber Eduardo Nunez sac-fly bringing in Kurt Suzuki.  Both Milone and Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez would pi

Farm Report: We got another PARK BANG!
via Twinkie Town July 19, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 18th, 2016. AAA: Durham Bulls 9, Rochester Red Wings 5 The Durham Bulls scored five runs in the top of the tenth to win this heart-breaker of a game. I’m not even sure how it happened because according to the box score, the Red Wings gave up one earned run and nine unearned runs, but the score was 9-5. Never underestimate baseb

Tigers 1, Twins 0: Upton bomb sinks Nolasco’s good start
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2016 at 11:20 PM

This game was totally, super win-able, so of course the Twins pissed it away. Justin Upton hit his 200th career home run in the bottom of the second inning, which wound up being the only scoring in the game. And it was for the Tigers. Meaning, the Twins lost. Ricky Nolasco didn’t have a bad start, though. He lasted 6 innings and only gave up three hits! Just, unfortunately, one of those hit

What’s next? Don’t ask the Pohlads
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2016 at 06:44 PM

Despite knowing they were going to fire Terry Ryan for at least a month, there’s still no real plan in place for what to do next. After announcing the firing of GM Terry Ryan earlier today, Twins owners Jim and Joe Pohlad and President Dave St. Peter met with reporters to discuss the decision and what their plan is moving forward. What we learned from the meeting is, basically, they don’t ha

Twins Oust GM Terry Ryan, Assistant GM Rob Antony Named Interim GM
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM

The Twins announced via press release that Terry Ryan has been removed as general manager and will be replaced by assistant GM Rob Antony. Holy crap, you all. Just two weeks before the July 31st trade deadline, the Twins announced that general manager Terry Ryan was relieved of his duties and will be replaced on an interim basis by assistant GM Rob Antony. On the surface, this is a huge de