Twinkie Town

12 Week Activity
Stories per week
  • Average: 21
  • Min: 0
  • Max: 35

http://www.twinkietown.com/

Site Profile

Editor's Rating: star 1 star 2 star 3 star 4


Latest Content from Twinkie Town

Another Possible Source For Kurt Suzuki’s Resurgence
via Twinkie Town June 29, 2016 at 08:07 AM

Though his switch to a new bat has led to a offensive rebound, there could be another reason behind Kurt Suzuki’s return to prominence. It’s been a roller coaster of a tenure for Kurt Suzuki in a Twins uniform. Signed to a one-year contract to see if he could adequately take over the catcher’s position from Joe Mauer, it seemed like a questionable move at the start due to his regressing off

Farm Report: Jose Berrios pitches seven shutout innings
via Twinkie Town June 29, 2016 at 07:07 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 28th, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 0 SP Jose Berrios was stellar, allowing only one hit over seven shutout innings to end the Wings’ four game losing streak. He walked two batters and struck-our six. RP Trevor May, on rehab assignment, pitched a perfect 9th inning to earn the first save of his professiona

Twins 4, White Sox 0: Gibson picks up first win, Dozier hits two dongs
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2016 at 10:37 PM

The Twins got a refreshing start from Kyle Gibson, taking the first game from the White Sox. We finally got the good Kyle Gibson tonight. He tossed 7 shutout innings, struck out 7 and walked just 1. He got into some trouble in the third but got three straight fly outs to end the threat. As for the Twins, all of their offense came courtesy of Brian Dozier. He ripped a solo HR for the Twins f

Phil Hughes to have season-ending shoulder surgery
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2016 at 08:25 PM

After sitting around for a couple of weeks with a broken leg, the Twins finally discovered there is something wrong with Phil Hughes’ arm. We weren’t sure when exactly right hander Phil Hughes would return to the mound for the Twins after breaking his knee earlier this month, but now we know: Next year, but not because of his knee. Hughes is actually going to have season-ending surgery on hi

Series Preview: Twins at White Sox
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Justin Morneau could be back in time for Ghostbusters, a movie I don't have an opinion on. After salvaging the last game of the series in New York, the Twins will try their luck against another .500 team,  the White Sox. What have they been up to? From May 14 to June 19th, the White Sox went 9-24, which took some air out of their proverbial balloon, after starting 23-10. Their record a

Farm Report: Everybody Hurts, Sometimes
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2016 at 11:19 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 27th, 2016. AAA: Pawtucket Red Sox 6, Rochester Red Wings 2 Another soft outing for SP Pat Dean. He made it 5 innings yesterday but gave up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He battled back and limited the damage a couple innings, but frankly, it wasn’t enough. Meanwhile, Miguel Sano (playing right field) made go

Tuesday Twins: Torii Hunter Jr. signed with the Angels, but Korea loves us!
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2016 at 07:01 AM

Here are y'all's links: I was wrong. Torii Hunter Jr. signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim (but will also continue to play football for his college). Uh... okay. Torii Hunter Jr. was the 696th pick overall in the MLB draft. I wish him the best of luck with whatever he does! There might be some comparables between the 2016 Twins a

Farm Report: Daniel Palka hits 19th home run
via Twinkie Town June 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 26th, 2016. AAA: Louisville Bats 7, Rochester Red Wings 4 This was a close game, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it together. In fact, RP Trevor May, who was making his first appearance of his rehab assignment, took the official loss. May hit the first batter he faced, allowed runners to advance later on a wild pitch, and gave up

Monday Recap: The tropical island vacation the Twins deserve
via Twinkie Town June 27, 2016 at 11:49 AM

On Friday I asked you all this question: if you were stuck on a deserted island with one current or former member of the Twins organization, who would you want to be stuck with and why? We got two fabulous FanPosts in response, oddly both with "fantasy island" in the title: zkonedog picked a variety of different players, based on the exact situation. Daniel Carlson picked to be stuck w

Twins 7, Yankees 1: Duffey flirts with history, Twins blast 6 homers
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2016 at 03:13 PM

This game was good and I liked it. I said in my pregame write-up that Tyler Duffey needed something a "degree of magnitude" (which sounds mathy, and I apologize for that) better than a bounce back start. Well, I think he did that today. Duffey flirted with a perfect game, in fact. It even had the hallmarks of a perfecto, with great defensive plays by Eduardo Nunez and Danny Santana. Speakin

Farm Report: Steven Gonslaves earns first AA win
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2016 at 11:31 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 25th, 2016. AAA: Louisville Bats 3, Rochester Red Wings 2 Despite a valiant effort from SP Andrew Albers, the Red Wings lost to the Bats yesterday. Albers pitched 5.2 innings, giving up three earned runs and two walks. On the offensive side, 1B Kennys Vargas did what he likes to do, mashing a solo tater in the 5th inning. That

Pick the Stick: Twins at Yankees
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM

The "Pick the Stick" Challenge: Twins at Yankees We’re back! How it Works: Pick two hitters on the Twins and you'll score points based on how they do in the game. Naturally, your two picks should be different players. Points from the two picks will be added to create the total (warning: math involved, which I will be doing). I only have one last rule and that is to have fun pick your playe

Internet Fights & Their Delights
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2016 at 01:55 AM

we know them, we love them So I started a new job last week. (Since I’m sure you’re dying to know about my fascinating life, it’s "utility locating," the folks who spray-paint legal graffiti on lawns and roads indicating where pipes are buried. I’ll probably get fired soon, because I'm rather goofily incompetent at everything, but learning a bit about the graffiti IS fascinating! Now I can d

Yankees 2, Twins 1: Can't LOB Yankees Forever, Y'Know
via Twinkie Town June 25, 2016 at 04:49 PM

The Ancient Ones made rules about New York always beating Minnesota, and we would be heretics for questioning their wisdom. Because baseball doesn't always conform to statistical predictions, struggling pitchers Ervin Santana and Michael Pineda both did well keeping opponents in check today. Although, in Santana's case, it was pretty much blind friggin' luck, as he barfed up six hits and two

Farm Report: Miguel Sano walks in AAA debut
via Twinkie Town June 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 24th, 2016. AAA: Louisville Bats 5, Rochester Red Wings 4 Red Wings pissed this one away in the 12th inning when RP Sean Burnett gave up a winning RBI single to Bats CF Hernan Iribarren. The biggest story of the game was 3B Miguel Sano making his AAA debut as part of his rehab coming back from the DL. If you recall, Sano was s

Yankees Beat the Twins Again Because Life Is Pain
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2016 at 09:19 PM

Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. If you were excited for the return of Tommy Milone to the big leagues, that lasted almost four entire innings on Friday, which, for this Twins team, almost counts for something. But not really. The Yankees beat the Twins yet again, 5-3, pushing the Bombers' record against the Twins since 1999 to 145-2.  That's a rough guess. In Milone's defense

Twins Trade Oswaldo Arcia to Rays
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2016 at 02:55 PM

In return, a valuable cash prize or a PTBNL. The saga of Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twin, has come to an end, as the team announced they've traded the outfielder to Tampa for cash or a player to be named later.  We'll find out ... later, I guess. Arcia was DFA'd last week because, when you have a Danny Santana waiting in the wings, you gotta do something, man.  (NOTE: If you tol

FanPost Friday: The tropical island vacation the Twins deserve
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2016 at 01:55 PM

Hey guys, it's FanPost Friday! FanPost Friday is the thing where I I post a question or topic Friday, you write a fanpost addressing said topic or question in whatever fashion you want, and then we share the best posts or recap the posts on the front page come Monday. You can do it! This week's question is: If you were stuck on a deserted island with one current or former member of the

Series Preview: Twins at Yankees
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2016 at 11:49 AM

This is like Déjà vu all over again. The Twins continue their east coast bender in New York for a three game series with those Yankees. If you don’t have short term memory loss, you’ll note that the Twins pretty much just played the Yankees. That series was in Minnesota and they lost it but were not swept, so that’s great. We’re all about moral victories here. We actually won the series in

An Open Letter from TC Bear to Minnesota Twins Fans
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2016 at 10:07 AM

An emotional and frank grown-ass man in a bear costume has some words for the Target Field faithful. Tomorrow at 1 PST I am having mascot surgery that will most likely affect the rest of my career in some capacity. Do I wish I could've avoided this fate? Yes. That's why I rehabbed for two months, eating fish whole out of local streams like a real bear. Am I disappointed that I can't contribu