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Indians 1, Twins 0: Jason Kipnis hits walk-off single, kills our souls
via Twinkie Town August 29, 2016 at 10:08 PM

This game, somehow, miraculously remained tied 0-0 going into the the bottom of the 10th inning.Then, somehow, life... found a way. Jason Kipnis hit an RBI single to plate the only run in this entire frickin' game, which the Indians obviously won. This is so frickin' annoying because the Twins were so close—even bringing Max Kepler to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, b

Lost memories of the Metrodome at U.S. Bank Stadium
via Twinkie Town August 29, 2016 at 09:38 AM

The Twins won their only two World Championships at the site where U.S. Bank Stadium now stands, but is it possible to even tell? Yesterday the Vikings played for the first time at U.S. Bank Stadium, which, of course, is built on top of the site where the Metrodome used to be. That’s where the Twins played for 28 years and won their only two World Series Championships. Those of you who don’t

Who and what is Logan Schafer?
via Twinkie Town August 28, 2016 at 05:56 PM

Danny Santana was placed on the DL, and the Twins called up Logan Schafer to replace him. But what is “Logan Schafer”? Earlier today the Twins placed Danny Satnana on the 15-day disabled list and selected the contract of triple-A outfielder Logan Schafer to take Danny’s place. Now, if you are wondering who the H-E-double hockey sticks is Logan Schafer, you are not alone. I’m not sure if anyo

Blue Jays 9, Twins 6: Decimation
via Twinkie Town August 28, 2016 at 04:20 PM

This is what happened while you were watching the Vikings game. The Twins lost again. For those keeping track at home, that makes ten in a row, eclipsing the nine game losing streak that started this year. At that time someone probably said “Oh, well it couldn’t possibly get worse than this!” I blame that person. You know who you are. This game started out pretty good. A four run 5th, capp

The Triumphs Of R.A. Dickey
via Twinkie Town August 28, 2016 at 09:38 AM

After unimaginable childhood horror, he succeeded at the toughest pitch in baseball. What records would you like to set? What memories of things that make you unusual? On April 6, 2006, R. A. Dickey started his first — and only -- game for the Texas Rangers that season. In 3.1 innings, he managed to give up six home runs, tying the AL record. Then, on August 17, 2008, against the Twins, Dick

Blue Jays 8, Twins 7: Losing Streak Hits Nine
via Twinkie Town August 27, 2016 at 03:38 PM

The fabulous festival of fun keeps fartin' along. You asked Ervin Santana to stop the Twins' losing streak. You e-mailed him, bombed his Twitter & phone, visited his house and sang Kmas carols. ("We Three Strikes," "Distress Those Scary Hitter Men.") Well? He tried. After six solid innings, Santana ran into trouble. With two outs and first base open, Molitor left him in to face Jose Baut

Farm Report: Wings Slappy, Lookouts Scrappy, Families Happy
via Twinkie Town August 27, 2016 at 10:26 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 26th, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 7, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 1 Byron Buxton continues to not be dead, hitting a three-run dong to put Rochester up 6-0. His average for the season? .324. Adalberto Mejia struck out five and walked none in seven innings; his ERA is 3.76. Maybe they just like upstate New York. I'm to

Blue Jays 15, Twins 8: Buy one get one on meltdowns.
via Twinkie Town August 26, 2016 at 10:14 PM

It was not a pretty game for the Twin’s pitching staff. At this point none of you expected it to be, but it was even uglier than the normal brand of ugly. From the 6th inning on, Twins pitchers seemed automatically rattled as nearly every Jay at-bat started off with 3 balls. Some of those ended in walks. The lion’s share of them ended in RBIs. It started out okay when Trevor Plouffe’s solo h

Q & A with Tom of Bluebird Banter
via Twinkie Town August 26, 2016 at 01:14 PM

The first place Blue Jays are in town this weekend, so I asked Tom Dakers from Bluebird Banter a little about how the Jays’ season is going and where the fans are at. The first place Blue Jays are in town this weekend, so I asked Tom Dakers from Bluebird Banter a little about how the Jays’ season is going and where the fans are at. Take it away, Tom! Q: How would you say the Blue Jays' seaso

Farm report: Fernando Romero dominates in Miracle start
via Twinkie Town August 26, 2016 at 09:50 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 25th, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Norfolk Tides 2 All three of the Red Wings outfielders hit solo-home runs in yesterday’s win over the Tides. CF Byron Buxton hit his dinger, his second in two days, on the very first pitch of the game. RF Daniel Palka added one of his own in the 4th inning, and LF Adam Brett Walker went

Two-Fifths of the Rotation Is In Rochester Now
via Twinkie Town August 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM

This is fine. After lackluster Wednesday and Thursday performances, Twins starting pitchers Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios were both sent down to Triple A Rochester. Beloved journeyman Andrew Albers and a mystery player will replace them. Do we know who will be starting after this weekend's series with Toronto? We don't! It probably won't be Albers, as it sounds like he's needed for bullpen u

Byung Ho Park has season-ending wrist surgery
via Twinkie Town August 25, 2016 at 09:14 PM

Turns out, Park had multiple wrist issues, which helps explain why the injury reports were so unclear. Remember on Monday when I wrote about Byung Ho Park’s mysterious wrist issues? Well, now we have an answer. Kind of. Park apparently flew back to the Twin Cities over the weekend to get his wrist checked out by doctors, who found an injury to a tendon in his right middle finger. After takin

Farm Report: Red Wings lose 13th inning walk offf
via Twinkie Town August 25, 2016 at 06:02 PM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 24th, 2016. AAA: Norfolk Tides 3, Rochester Red Wings 2 So the Red Wings lost, yes. They lost on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 13th inning. It was bad, but—when you consider the Tides got fourteen hits in this game compared to the Red Wings’s four hits, it looks more impressive. CF Byron Buxton also hit a home run. The

Twins Swept at Home: Twins 5, Tigers 8
via Twinkie Town August 25, 2016 at 04:08 PM

Twins playoff hopes continue to fade as the Tigers sweep them at home. Turns out walks really can haunt. You were right, old Metrodome scoreboard graphic. Scoring started in the top of the 2nd. Jose Berrios gave up a lead-off walk to Justin Upton, who promptly stole second while Berrios didn't pay any attention to him. Max Kepler then made this nice catch. From what I saw on the radio,

Tigers 9, Twins 4: Duffey struggles again
via Twinkie Town August 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Once again, the formula of allowing too many hits and home runs hurt Tyler Duffey. Bad news, everybody. Tyler Duffey’s ERA is back above six after allowing six runs in just three innings last night. Specifically, a five-run 3rd inning that was capped by a two-run homer from Justin Upton was where it all unraveled. Miguel Cabrera achieved the classic “just a triple short of the cycle” as he

A little too wild
via Twinkie Town August 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM

If it feels like the Twins have had an abundance of wild pitches this year, you’re not wrong. Wild pitches happen. There’s no question about it, they’re certainly frustrating especially when they come in a key spot, but no matter how hard you try you’re still going to allow about one every couple games. The Texas Rangers have been the best this season as their pitchers have averaged about o

Tigers 8, Twins 3: Dumpster fire vol. LXXVI
via Twinkie Town August 23, 2016 at 11:08 PM

It was back and forth for a good two-thirds of the game. Then the team's hopes of winning were crushed like so many before. 75 times before to be precise. Starter Kyle Gibson loaded the bases in the 2nd and walked in a run before getting out of the inning. In the 3rd, Jorge Polanco tripled in Brian Dozier and then was knocked in himself when Joe Mauer grounded out correctly. The Twins took

Tuesday Twins: Everyone’s mad the Royals just embarrassed us
via Twinkie Town August 23, 2016 at 09:38 AM

I’m still sad about Prince, but we must press on. So here are the links: Here’s a fun fact: No Twins starting pitcher in team history has started four times in a season and finished with a higher earned-run average than Hector Santiago’s current 10.89. Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press spoke with Santiago about his efforts to turn things around in Minnesota. In a strange show of emotion,

Monday Recap: What were you all up to this weekend?
via Twinkie Town August 22, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Last Friday, I asked you all what you were up to this weekend, and if you’re still watching the Twins. I mean, obviously, the Twins aren’t going anywhere this year, so if you’re still watching, what compels you to do so? And if not, what else are you up to instead? We got two responses: Han Joelo spent his last weekend of the summer on a very important quest (but had some awareness of the

Farm Report: Buxton not sead, bats mostly soft
via Twinkie Town August 22, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 21st, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Gwinnett Team 2 No, Byron Buxton's not dead. In fact he tripled for the game's first play -- first pitch, in fact. In very un-Twins fashion, the leadoff triple scored a run. Slugging machine and OF Logan Schafer added two hits, including a double. Starter Nick Greenwood allowed both r