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04/25/17 1:10 amGiants right-hander Matt Cain suddenly was removed from Monday night's game in the middle of a masterly performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
04/25/17 12:52 amExpect drama when the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers tangle. The longtime rivals engaged in another compelling confrontation Monday night, as the Giants limited Los Angeles to four hits and withstood late Dodgers rallies to prevail, 2-1.
04/25/17 12:25 amChris Owings first career grand slam helped give Zack Greinke a win and propelled the D-backs past the Padres, 7-6, on Monday night in the first of a four-game set at Chase Field.
04/25/17 12:22 amThe Dodgers have been having enough trouble at home plate lately and on Monday night they didn't know what to do around second base either. In a 2-1 loss to the Giants, the Dodgers had the potential tying run thrown out at second in the eighth and ninth innings, both times by Giants franchise catcher Buster Posey.
04/24/17 11:52 pmCharlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.
04/24/17 11:25 pmThanks to a solid start by Jesse Chavez and a crafty slide by Cameron Maybin, the Angels secured a split of their four-game series with the Blue Jays after holding on for a 2-1 victory in Monday night's finale at Angel Stadium.
04/24/17 11:08 pmYoung Nats fan at Coors rewarded by Werth
04/24/17 11:07 pmCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
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04/24/17 11:01 pmPerhaps the Reds had to summon right-hander Ariel Hernandez sooner that might have normally.
04/24/17 10:50 pmJonathan Schoop, Hyun Soo Kim and Adam Jones homered for the Orioles off of Rays ace Chris Archer, who gave up his first long ball of the season in Baltimore's 6-3 win Monday night.
04/24/17 10:50 pmRays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his right elbow leaping up onto the outfield wall to try and catch a home run ball in the sixth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Monday night.
04/24/17 10:34 pmBrian Dozier hit a three-run double off Rangers starter Martin Perez and the Twins made it stand up with a 3-2 victory on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Twins had lost seven of nine at home before opening their six-game road trip with a win and snapping the Rangers' four-game winning streak.
04/24/17 10:20 pmMajor League Baseball doesn't have an official rivalry week, but this one is pretty close. We're talking about Yankees vs. Red Sox, Dodgers vs. Giants, Indians vs. Astros, all Tuesday, all available on MLB.TV. Time to get your popcorn out. April doesn't get much better than this.
04/24/17 9:56 pmIf you're trying to dig deep into the numbers and analyze why Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is off to a slow start, it would be easy to single out his high ground-ball rate. Another explanation: Bad luck.
04/24/17 9:55 pmOrioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones collected his 1,500th career hit with a fifth-inning single on Monday night, but it was hit 1,501 that mattered more.
04/24/17 9:50 pmAfter putting up video game numbers during three years in South Korea, Eric Thames is doing the same in his return to MLB.
04/24/17 9:47 pmAlmost everybody for the White Sox hit and Miguel Gonzalez once again turned in a stellar mound effort, as Chicago cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the three-game series opener.
04/24/17 9:26 pmIf it looks as if Jason Heyward is hitting the ball harder, he is.
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The Twins 25 man roster appears to be set and Chris Herrmann is the back-up catcher. How does that happen? There is probably no nicer guy that Chris Herrmann but what is he doing making the Minnesota Twins 25 man … Continue reading
I missed the Minnesota Twins open house this past Sunday because I was feeling under the weather but I was feeling fine again on Monday so I headed out to the CenturyLink Sports Complex to check out the Twins pitchers … Continue reading
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For many years now the Minnesota Twins organization has always looked unfavorably at pitchers that issue too many bases on balls. If you eliminate 2011 and 2012 the Twins have been in the top three teams in the American League … Continue reading
The Twins recently signed 32 year-old right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one year $2.2 million deal. Stauffer was a 36th round selection of the Baltimore Orioles in 2000 but he chose not to sign and went on to college. … Continue reading
Only three teams in major league baseball lost more games than our Minnesota Twins did in 2014 when they lost 92 times, their four straight 90 plus losing season. You would think that a team that Forbes listed this past … Continue reading
This past Monday the Minnesota Twins announced that they had concluded their search for a manager and that coach Paul Molitor would slide into the Twins driver’s seat. The Twins then held their introductory press conference on Tuesday. Molitor is … Continue reading
Terry Ryan continues in his quest to find just the right man to become the Minnesota Twins thirteenth manager. Ryan has not had to perform this task since late in 2001 and this will only be his second hire of a … Continue reading
On one hand the Minnesota Twins front office keep saying that they have no idea on how long the process will take to hire a new Twins manager but they have to make sure that they pick the right person … Continue reading
I was driving up to Duluth to enjoy a short two-day getaway when I heard the first reports over the radio that Ron Gardenhire was going to be dismissed as the Twins manager after 13 seasons at the helm of … Continue reading
Last Wednesday Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went two for five in the Astros 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. His single in the seventh inning was his 200th hit of the season. As of today, Altuve, a … Continue reading
8/8/1962 – With the score tied at 3 apiece at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, A’s rookie third baseman Ed Charles steals home with two out in the ninth to score the winning run in a A’s 4-3 win over … Continue reading
MLB announced that Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Twins and Peanuts Worldwide, as part of a new collaboration between the organizations, unveiled 10 life-size statues of the iconic Peanuts Gang, including Charlie Brown and Snoopy, dressed in full Twins baseball uniforms at St. Paul’s … Continue reading
Minnesota Twins 1B and outfielder Chris Colabello had a month to remember in April and now he ranks at the top of the list of some pretty good players that knew how to knock in runs for the Minnesota Twins. … Continue reading
After a seven-hour meeting in the Lancaster Room of the Sheraton-O’Hare Motor Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, American League owners voted 8-4 for something they called the “designated pinch hitter for the pitcher,” or DPH, an abbreviation quickly modified to DH. … Continue reading
The Twins announced their Minor League managerial and coaching staffs this past Friday and there was only one major change from last season. Former Baltimore Orioles manager (2005-2007) Sam Perlozzo has been named Minnesota’s Minor League infield and base running coordinator. Perlozzo … Continue reading
Yesterday the Minnesota Twins announced that they have added Minnesota native and former Twins player Paul Molitor to their major league coaching staff. Molitor will oversee base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning, plus assist with in-game strategy from the dugout … Continue reading
Former Twins outfielder Micheal Cuddyer set a Colorado Rockies team record recently when he had a 27 game hitting streak from May 28 through June 30 for the Colorado Rockies. During his streak Cuddyer hit .372 with 6 home runs, … Continue reading
The Twins left Minnesota and the country yesterday with their tails between their legs after losing their fifth straight game and four in a row to those hated New York Yankees. The Yankees were slumping when they limped in to … Continue reading
Rochester (AAA-International League) left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. In two starts for the Red Wings, Albers went 2-0, pitching 15.0 innings allowing just four earned runs (2.40 ERA), with 11 strikeouts and … Continue reading
The major league baseball season is a real grind, you are scheduled to play 162 games in about 185 days give or take and that includes travel time. I am not even going to mention spring training and the post … Continue reading
Happy New Year! The temperature here in Minneapolis got down to a minus 8 degrees early this morning but as the calendar turns to a new month and a new year I know that spring training is not that far away. I wish I … Continue reading
Twins General Manager Terry Ryan announced today that he had filled the three open coaching staff positions by naming Tom Brunansky as the hitting coach, Bobby Cueller as the bullpen coach and Terry Steinbach as the bench coach and catching instructor. Brunansky who had a 14 … Continue reading
9/16/1970 – Pitcher Clyde Wright becomes the California Angels second ever 20 game winner when he beat the Twins and Bert Blyleven 5-1 at Met Stadium. Bert Blyleven, a 19-year old rookie, ties an AL record by striking out the … Continue reading
The Twins have had their share of injuries the last few years and it got me to wondering how often a Twins position player has participated in every game during a particular season and when was the last time this … Continue reading
1974 – The Royals – Twins game at Royals Stadium is briefly interrupted by President Nixon’s resignation speech. The speech is broadcast after it begins and the next inning is delayed until the conclusion of the speech. The Twins prevail … Continue reading
In the 1985 All-Star game, the American League started seven future Hall of Famers: Rickey Henderson (CF), George Brett (3B), Eddie Murray (1B), Cal Ripken (SS), Dave Winfield (RF), Jim Rice (LF), and Carlton Fisk (C). This is the most … Continue reading
1962 – The Twins split a double header at Yankee Stadium losing the first game 4-3 and winning the second game 4-2. Twins reliever Ray Moore becomes the first Twins pitcher to lose and win a game in the same day. … Continue reading