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Tolbert replaces Casilla; rain-shortened loss

Published: May 07, 2009 6:39 AM

Before Wednesday's series opener in Baltimore, the Twins optioned struggling Alexi Casilla to AAA Rochester. Casilla hasn't been able to rebound at the plate since returning from the DL late last year after tearing a tendon in his right thumb. His defensive play has also been spotty, and his costly error in Detroit on Tuesday was probably the last straw.

Matt Tolbert was recalled to replace Casilla on the roster. Tolbert and Brendan Harris are expected to split the time at second base.

Another game slips away

Published: Apr 13, 2009 10:44 PM

Things were looking good when the Twins got to Blue Jay starter Jesse Litsch early. They knocked him out of the game in the fourth inning after scoring 4 runs, and then added a couple more runs in the fifth.

Although Kevin Slowey left the game in the sixth inning with the lead, he got roughed up for 13 hits and 5 runs in his second consecutive bad outing. Slowey has allowed 4 deep balls and 22 hits through 2 starts--in other words, he's been throwing batting practice. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn't hold the lead that the offense created, and the Twins lost by a score of 8-6. It's the team's 3rd straight loss and drops them to a record of 3-5.

Liriano's AAA start

Published: Apr 08, 2008 9:19 PM

With Kevin Slowey questionable for his next start and Francisco Liriano's cycle in the rotation aligning with Slowey's, there's been much speculation that Sunday could mark the return of Liriano.

2008 Projections: Nick Blackburn

Published: Mar 11, 2008 6:30 AM

Continuing with the 2008 projections series, we move onto Nick Blackburn. Nick joins Kevin Slowey and Philip Humber as the three players I think have a legitimate shot at rounding out the Twins' rotation.

2008 Projection: Kevin Slowey

Published: Mar 05, 2008 9:24 PM

Today we round out what I think will be the starting rotation to begin the season for the Minnesota Twins as I continue the 2008 projections series of posts. We've gone through Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Livan Hernandez and Boof Bonser. That leaves Kevin Slowey to round out the starters.

Voting has ended, Slowey has departed

Published: Jul 05, 2007 5:12 PM

Voting for the All-Star 32nd man ended just a few minutes ago. Thanks to everyone who downloaded and used the script. It looks like Pat Neshek will fall short in the voting, but it was a fun run.

Blue Jays power past Twins

Published: Jun 25, 2007 11:30 PM

Kevin Slowey allowed 2 homeruns and 5 total runs through 5 innings on Monday night as the Blue Jays edged the Twins by a score of 8-5. The Twins had been 4-0 in Slowey starts before the game.

Morneau overcomes late Brewer comeback

Published: Jun 17, 2007 11:30 PM

The Twins put together a 9-2 lead after five innings of baseball on Sunday, but Kevin Slowey and Juan Rincon allowed them to creep back into things which set up an interesting ninth inning. Slowey struggled with his control early and manged to work out of some jams in the first two innings. He settled in a little bit, but allowed 3 home runs and left after pitching 5 1/3 and giving up 4 runs.

Braves still can't win in the dome

Published: Jun 12, 2007 10:35 PM

If my math is correct, the Braves have a 5 game losing streak in the Dome dating back to October of 1991. The victory on Tuesday night brought the Twins back to the .500 mark at 31-31. Despite not playing particularly well, the Twins have managed to gain 2 games in the past week against the Indians. They now trail both Detroit and Cleveland by what seems like a more reasonable 5.5 games.

Meet Kevin Slowey

Published: May 29, 2007 11:12 PM

Kevin Slowey Mug I just mentioned it in my game recap, but I feel like it's big enough news to deserve its own post. Ron Gardenhire made it official in his post-game press conference: Kevin Slowey will make his major league debut for the Twins on Friday night in Oakland. In case you're not familiar with Slowey, here's a quick list of what you should know: