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Minnesota Takes A Little Extra Time to Spoil Cleveland's Night
via Twinkie Town September 19, 2014 at 11:29 PM

EXTRA INNINGS OH BOY The Twins, coming off a little spoiling with the Tigers, continued to ruin fun for other Rust Belt cities with a 5-4, 10-inning win over Cleveland on Friday at Target Field. Oswaldo Arcia opened the scoring with a majestic solo dong in the bottom of the 3rd.  It was Ozzie's 19th dong of the season. Cleveland immediately countered in the top of the fourth, plating two run

Minnesota Twins Preview New 2015 Slogan: At Least We're Not The Vikings
via Twinkie Town September 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

"NOT US, THEM! COME TO GUILT-FREE TARGET FIELD!" As the Twins close the book on a fourth consecutive losing season, the front office is rightfully concerned about keeping attendance from flagging further.  With prized prospects like Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano shelved most of this season, 2015 looks like a dicey proposition, at best, for a turnaround.  With that in mind, it appears the tea

Nationals claim Pedro Florimon off waivers
via Twinkie Town September 18, 2014 at 06:47 PM

The Twins' P-Flo era just couldn't last forever. Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon. Florimon had been the Twins Opening Day shortstop this year, but was sent down to AAA Rochester after struggling offensively. He went 7 for 76 (.092) with 22 strikeouts in his 33 games this year in the major leagues. Florimon was not one o

Twins dump Rock Cats, pick up Lookouts
via Twinkie Town September 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

It wasn't you, Rock Cats, it was the Twins. The Twins are just looking for something different right now. After 20 years of affiliation, the Twins and the New Britain Rock Cats are no more. The two teams officially severed ties last week when the Twins did now renew their affiliation agreement, and when the Rock Cats quickly signed a new deal with the Colorado Rockies, it was clear there wou

Twins Rough Up Price, Deliver Finishing Blows Against Tigers 'Pen In 8-4 Win
via Twinkie Town September 17, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The Twins were able to knock David Price around a bit and then took advantage of their bullpen in the later innings. For a while there, it seemed like we'd have to suffer through another bad Kyle Gibson start. He allowed 4 runs in the first two innings, including blowing an early 3-2 lead after the Twins offense eliminated an early 2-0 deficit with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the f

The Death of the Hero
via Twinkie Town September 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

You can look up to whomever you want. Just don't make it a person that thinks that they're invincible. "Who is your hero?" This was a question that I heard multiple times when I was growing up. Was it my dad? A firefighter? Police officer? Perhaps an athlete? I was never really sure. I had trouble with this question because a hero was supposed to be Superman. Yeah, I suppose the firefighter

Tuesday Twins: She's dead, Jim.
via Twinkie Town September 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Good morning Twinkie Towners! Here are some uplifting links: CBS News just declared the Twins season dead last week, which is rather optimistic if you ask me. Their prediction for next year? The Twins will be better, but still finish last. Oswaldo Arcia is day-to-day after tweaking his back on a big swing last night. RIP. The Twins game last night had the lowest attendance in the histor

Recap: Late Inning Tease, Tigers Win 8-6
via Twinkie Town September 15, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Mauer drives in four runs, but Casey Fien gives up a couple late homers that dooms Twins. Despite coming back from a six-run deficit, the Twins would lose their 87th game on Monday night. The Tigers middle of the order beat up on the Twins, going 10-19, scoring six-runs and drive in four. Max Scherzer started for the Tigers and was damn-near perfect through five innings. The one blemish on S

Gamethread: Twins @ Tigers
via Twinkie Town September 15, 2014 at 06:53 PM

Anthony Swarzak's name was pulled out of a hat for a start against the 1st place Tigers tonight. Twins Santana SS, Dozier, Mauer 1B, Vargas DH, Plouffe 3B, Arcia RF, Suzuki C, Parmelee LF, Schafer CF, Swarzak SP Bless You Boys Kinsler 2B, Hunter RF, Cabrera 1B, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez LF, Castellanos 3B, Holaday C, Romine SS, Davis CF, Scherzer SP

September is answering a lot of questions
via Twinkie Town September 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM

While the Twins keep losing, at least they are giving us a better idea of what the club will look like in 2015. Ho hum, another 2-4 week as the Twins struggle to close out another baseball season like they give a damn. Let's check in with some of my favorite topics over the last few months to see how things are shaking out: Danny Santana, what is he? Since I last wrote about him on August 2

May strikes out 10 as Twins top White Sox, 6-4
via Twinkie Town September 14, 2014 at 06:41 PM

In the battle between whether to watch the Twins or the Vikings, it can sometimes be difficult to chose the Twins. Minnesota's baseball team has been in a tailspin, and Minnesota's football team can appeal to viewers because of the freshness of a new season and the potential for the team to actually be competitive. This was certainly the case one week ago. Today? If you didn't turn off the V

Twins swept in double-header for the second time in a week
via Twinkie Town September 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Was it less painful this time, or more painful? When the Twins played two on Thursday they were demolished in game one before the offense was shut out in a much closer contest. Yesterday, both games were more competitive, but the results were the same. Phil Hughes struck out a career-high 11 in game one but still took the loss, and in game two the Twins took a ninth inning lead before Glen P

Brian Duensing Requests That You Don't Spoil The Hunger Games Trilogy
via Twinkie Town September 12, 2014 at 11:05 AM

"I'm just finishing Catching Fire. I hope Katniss makes it." Twins reliever Brian Duensing has a request for his fellow players and Minnesota Twins fans: don't spoil The Hunger Games for him. "I know the Mockingjay movie is coming out, and I'm just finishing Catching Fire.  I hope Katniss makes it, but I want to find out myself.  Don't tell me!" Duensing was the subject of some ridicule thi

The 2014 Minnesota Twins and the struggle for "better"
via Twinkie Town September 11, 2014 at 07:29 PM

Can you feel the existential angst? By losing both games today the Twins have slipped to 62-84, with puts them on pace for 69 wins. They're 4-14 in their last 18 games and, as we've seen at times over the last three years, the club is in full tailspin mode. There are 16 games left in the 2014 campaign. Here's how the team has stacked up over the last four seasons through 146 games. 2013: 63-

Twins swept in double-header: 8-2, 2-0
via Twinkie Town September 11, 2014 at 06:23 PM

Trevor May is the only pitcher allowed to win games the rest of the year, I guess. Kyle Gibson's feast or famine campaign has been leaning pretty harshly on the famine side of things lately, and he imploded in game one today before his offense even had a chance to think about waking up. He was all over the zone in his three innings of work and was smashed, giving up seven runs off of seven h

Twins Succeeding With Waiver Claims
via Twinkie Town September 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins have done an excellent job with their waiver claims this season, a fact they could not boast about in years past. Typically when a team claims a player off waivers, he's considered the guy at the end of the bench or the last guy out of the bullpen. Rarely do teams put legitimately decent players on non-revocable waivers, but every once in a while a Joel Peralta (2010 by the Rays)

Twins 4, Indians 3: Oswaldo Arcia went boom
via Twinkie Town September 09, 2014 at 11:47 PM

After it looked like this game was going to suck, it suddenly didn't suck. It looked like it was going to be another terrible, un-watchable night for us Twins fans. Jordon Schafer, batting first in place of the injured Danny Santana, drew a walk to lead-off the game, but was promptly picked off trying to steal second. Indians starter Trevor Bauer retried Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer to end the

Minnesota Twins unveil 2015 schedule
via Twinkie Town September 09, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Highlights include it not being 2014 anymore. The Twins announced their 2015 schedule yesterday, showing the team will kick off the season April 6th with a three-game series in Detroit, followed by a three-game series in Chicago. The team's home opener at Target Field will be the April 13th against the Kansas City Royals. These games sure to be a treat, considering the snowy and bitter winte

September Alternatives To Twins Baseball
via Twinkie Town September 08, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Life is short, find something better to do with your time until 2015. Hello darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again. - Paul Simon, accompanied by Art Garfunkel It's September. The days are getting shorter. Yesterday, just after six, the sun started to slip below the horizon here in Wisconsin, where I'm forced to ply my trade. Darkness, my friends, is coming back. To a Twi

Angels 7, Twins 6
via Twinkie Town September 06, 2014 at 11:05 AM

A long-ass game got longer for a good reason, but ended badly because we can't have nice things. I feel like you should know that this game took four hours for its first nine innings.  That'll bring in the youth audience. ANYWAY, thanks to a 2-out, 2-run double from Trevor Plouffe, this back-and-forth contest between the Minnesota Twins and California Angels of Orange County/John Wayne Airpo