Found June 29, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- P.J. Walters' last start was one to forget. His latest outing wasn't much better. One game after he was yanked in the first inning, Walters lasted just three innings Friday at Target Field. The Twins right-hander was hit around by the Royals and allowed six runs on six hits as Kansas City went on to top the Twins by a 9-3 final. "That's two in a row where I haven't done my job," Walters said. It was dj vu for Walters and the Twins, as he was fell behind 3-0 before he could record the second out of the game. He escaped the rest of the first inning unscathed but ran into trouble again in the second. Lorenzo Cain doubled to lead off the second and later came around to score on a line drive smashed up the middle by Alex Gordon for an early 4-0 Royals lead. Over his last two starts, Walters has allowed 12 runs on seven hits in just 3 23 innings of work -- a 29.45 ERA. Last time out against Cleveland he issued five walks. While he walked just one R...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Twins Rumors: Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau drawing interst

The Minnesota Twins aren't known to be sellers this trade deadline, but that isn't keeping teams away from some of their better players. The Twins, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, are receiving calls on outfielder Josh Willingham and first baseman Justin Morneau. While it isn't known if those two specific players are available, it is interesting that teams...

Twins rookie Kyle Gibson handles nerves nicely in debut

MINNEAPOLIS -- After all the hype, Kyle Gibson's big day finally came. For years, fans have been waiting for Gibson, the Twins' first-round pick in 2009, to make his major league debut. It was perhaps the most anticipated pitching debut in Minnesota since Matt Garza made it to the majors in 2006. Gibson did not disappoint Saturday, as he earned the victory in Minnesota...

Samuel Deduno cruises against Kansas City

MINNEAPOLIS -- Samuel Deduno didn't buckle under the pressure Thursday. He barely even batted an eye. The Twins right-hander was walking a tightrope as he worked with a one-run lead in the seventh inning. The Kansas City Royals had runners on the corners with just one out against Deduno, who had cruised through the first six innings. Needing a big out, Deduno got one by striking...

Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Kyle Gibson’s Debut Start

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. A Brief Review of Kyle Gibson’s Debut Start 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule A Brief Review of Kyle Gibson’s Debut Start Introduction As noted in these pages of late, Twins right-handed prospect and 22nd-overall pick in the 2009 draft Kyle Gibson made his...

Kyle Gibson ready to prove himself in Twins debut

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson has a few extra days to get his ticket requests in order before making his major league debut on Saturday. That's probably a good thing, because the requests from friends and family have been rolling in left and right.Gibson said Thursday that he has between 25 to 30 people on the pass list and expects an extra 15 or so outside of that. There are others...

Twins hope Kyle Gibson can provide jolt to team

The first order of business for the Kansas City Royals is getting back to .500. A few more games for Billy Butler against the Minnesota Twins should help in that pursuit. Butler looks to continue his hot hitting against Minnesota pitching Saturday when the Twins send Kyle Gibson to the mound for his major league debut. This hasn't been the best offensive season for Butler,...

Gibson wins debut as Twins beat Royals 6-2

Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday. Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits, and he struck out five to become the first first-round pick in Twins history to win a start in his major league debut. He had plenty of early help as Minnesota scored five...

Twins 6, Royals 2

Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday. Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits, and he struck out five to become the first first-round pick in Twins history to win a start in his major league debut. He had plenty of early help as Minnesota scored five...

Recap: Twins score five in first inning to trounce Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday.Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits, and he struck out five to become the first first-round pick in Twins history to win a start in his major league debut. He had plenty of early help as...

Recap: Perez homers, Royals otherwise punchless in loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Samuel Deduno pitched seven sharp innings and one of Justin Morneau's two doubles drove in Minnesota's first run, sending the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Deduno (4-2) gave up only five hits and, more importantly, one walk. He struck out three and let only eight fair balls leave the infield. Jared Burton pitched...

Top AAA Starting Pitching

Kyle Gibson has been called up by the Minnesota Twins for his first start on Saturday at home against the Kansas City Royals!Anyone from your favorite MLB team on this list? Do you want them called up and pitching for your ballclub? Let us know in the comment section! table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: ; font-size: 14px; } .tableizer-table td { padding...

Challenge accepted, Minnesota Twins

Quick question related to 2014 All-Star Game: what symbol best represents Minnesota? Think loons, walleye, etc. Go! — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 28, 2013 Ah yes, Minnesota. I’ve been here a while, I can help you out with a little marketing. - Prince - Bob Dylan - Semisonic, for some reason - Twinkies - The State Fair - Deep fried Twinkies - Diabetes - Betty Crocker - Lucky...

Links of the Day 6/29/13

It’s the last weekend of June! That’s insane. Time is flying, as they say. Hockey rumors. No more Clutterbuck? Quite frankly, the local media has demonstrated their propensity towards uninformed alarmism with the Timberwolves draft. It was a big night for weird baseball last night. SCOREBOARD MLB Cleveland 19, Chicago 10 (Game 1) – This is why Casper Wells had to pitch. And...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.