Found May 09, 2013 on
Let me start off by saying that I am sorry that I have not been able to get out the 3 stars of the game for the last 2 games. I am currently in the last week of school for the semester for myself and I haven't had much time to write anything other than research papers and review notes for my finals. With that being said the recent games have been awful, absolutely abysmal. This past week has been a week of hell for the Red Sox. While we cant win the AL East title in May, we certainly can lose it and we have been trying pretty hard to do the latter. Lets start with Tuesday:
Star 3: Joe Mauer
Mauer got the day off behind the plate but still produced offensively, playing DH. He went 2-4 with one RBI and a run scored.
Star 2: Ryan Doumit
Doumit got the start behind the plate and called a great game, helping his pitchers give up only 4 hits the entire game. He also went 2-4 at the plate with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Star 1: Scott Diamond
Diamond improved to 3-2 on the seaso...
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MINNEAPOLIS Depending on who you asked, Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey's start Friday was either pretty good or pretty disappointing.
The first opinion belongs to Pelfrey's manager, Ron Gardenhire. The latter is Pelfrey's take on his latest outing in Friday's 9-6 loss in extra innings to the visiting Baltimore Orioles. The loss can't be chalked up to Pelfrey...
It was a pretty good 22nd birthday for Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on Thursday night.
One day after Arcia had four hits in a big Twins win in Boston, he tallied his first career triple and also hit a two-run home run (his third of the season) as Minnesota won 5-3 in Thursday's series finale at Fenway Park. Thanks in part to the birthday boy Arcia, the Twins took...
Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has soreness in his left side, making him unavailable to pitch in the series opener against Baltimore.
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said before Friday's game against the Orioles that Perkins was hurt while striking out Boston's Shane Victorino on Thursday. Perkins struck out two in a hitless ninth inning against the Red Sox...
Glen Perkins knows his FIP. He also knows his HR/9, Z-Swing% and O-Swing%. More importantly, he understands what they mean. As the Minnesota Twins left-hander says, “I like baseball and I like math.”
Perkins is more than a stat geek. The 30-year-old converted starter is one of the better closers in the American League [despite his skepticism of modern-day closer usage]. Six weeks...
The Minnesota Twins will re-evaluate Pedro Florimon today after he had to leave yesterday's contest against the Boston Red Sox. Florimon came out of the game in the top of the seventh inning with tightness in his right hamstring. The injury occurred when Florimon was trying to beat out a bunt attempt.
According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins have listed Florimon...
The scoreboard Wednesday at Fenway Park resembled a football score, but it was indeed the score from a baseball game. That was thanks in large part to the first two innings the Minnesota Twins put together in Wednesday's 15-8 win over Boston.
In the first two innings combined, the Twins scored a total of 11 runs on nine hits. That included four doubles and two home runs a two...
Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel still thinks he can improve.
His record outside Camden Yards can't be any better.
Hammel will try to match the MLB lead in victories and become just the third Oriole in 54 years to win his first six road starts Friday night, when he makes his first appearance against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Hammel (5-1, 4.10 ERA) has...
Seriously you guys, this is pretty awesome. Details below. Don't forget to leave a comment with your favorite line from the flick to possibly win a free Blu-ray/DVD copy of maybe the best baseball movie of all-time.
Sandlot” will be shown on the Target Field Jumbo Tron following the
Minnesota Twins Game on May 19. Director David M. Evans, as well as
This Sunday, a number of major leaguers will celebrate Mother’s Day by using pink bats, which will later by auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research. But despite their desire to do so, Baltimore’s Nick Markakis and Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe will not be allowed to participate.
Markakis and Plouffe had hoped to use pink-labeled bats manufactured by MaxBat Inc. to honor...
The Minnesota Twins took advantage of a John Lackey throwing error in the 6th inning which led to four runs and a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at historic Fenway Park.
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The Minnesota Twins used a 4-run 6th inning to beat the Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park and win the series 3 games to 1. For the first 8 batters, John Lackey had the Minnesota Twins completely baffled. He struck out the side in the top of the 1st inning and didn't allow a base runner until there were 2 outs in the top of the 3rd inning.
Kyle Gibson picked a good time for a complete game shutout.
The Minnesota Twins' pitching prospect went the distance Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester in a 3-0 win over Toledo. Just one day earlier, the Red Wings used nine pitchers in a marathon 16-inning 3-2 win, so Gibson helped preserve Rochester's bullpen.
Gibson's best game of the year also followed up his worst...
Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Saturday night.
Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota's bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.
Matt Wieters connected for the Orioles, who lost for just the second...