Found September 08, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Fans usually have a straight-forward agenda upon entering a ball park.
Saskatoon’s Mike Sieben sat with his wife Whitney with a more complicated agenda in section 17 at Target Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Wearing his No. 19 Jose Bautista jersey Sieben had two goals.
“I’d like to see Andrew Albers pitch real well and then the Jays win it beating up the Twins bullpen” said Sieben part of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Nation which made up the crowd of 29450.
Sieben got his wishes.
The North Battleford Sask. lefty pitched seven scoreless and nine pitches later thanks to Ryan Goins and Jose Reyes the Blue Jays had broken a scoreless tie on their way to a 2-0 win for a sweep of the series as one Saskatchewan fan waved a broom.
“Pretty impressive” Jays manager John Gibbons said of Albers. “He has a good feel for pitching. His fastball had a little skip to it compared to the numbers you saw on the board.”
Proving once again velocity is not No. 1 — changing speeds is a starter’s ...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto is nearly 2,000 miles away from North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where Twins pitcher Andrew Albers grew up. But there was still something special for the left-hander when he got to face the Blue Jays -- Canada's only major league team -- on Sunday at Target Field.
Just before Albers took the mound for his seventh career big league start, he got to hear the...
Blue Jays lefthander Ricky Romero is a sensitive man and is not afraid to share his feelings. It’s a “this century” thing.
Recall in the spring of 2011 when he was named as the Jays’ opening day starter following the departure in consecutive off-seasons of Roy Halladay and then Shaun Marcum Romero revealed his history of fighting through the adversity of having GM J.P. Ricciardi...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Most baseball fans would be happy to catch just one foul ball in their lifetime.
On Monday, one Twins fan caught enough foul balls for four lifetimes.
Seated in the Legend's Club behind home plate and just in front of the press box, Scott Johnson got not one, not two, not three but four foul balls throughout the course of the game between the Minnesota Twins...
Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera was ruled out for the season with a knee injury, but that isn't the thing to be most worried about at the moment with Cabrera.
Blue Jays play-by-play broadcaster Mike Wilner reports that outfielder Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed that was found in his spinal cord last Friday. Here is Wilner with more details:
Melky Cabrera update...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto had three doubles in Minnesota's win Monday, but his most impressive swing of the night didn't account for one of his three hits.
In the sixth inning, Pinto pulled a ball well foul down the left field line. The deep drive hit the glass of Target Field's executive suites, a territory rarely -- if ever -- reached by batters...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Escobar was understandably disappointed when the Minnesota Twins optioned him to Triple-A Rochester in mid-July. But the reality was that there just weren't enough at-bats for Escobar in the majors.
So instead of sulk, Escobar performed. In 43 regular-season games, the utility infielder helped spark Rochester to a playoff berth by batting .307 with four...
Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 3 and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Plouffe's two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3, and his bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 4-3 as the Twins won at home for the first time since...
Adam Lind hit a pair of three-run homers and J.A. Happ snapped a three-game losing streak, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 11-2 on Saturday night.
Lind's first home run highlighted a five-run first inning a night after Toronto posted five runs in the third frame in a victory over Minnesota. Lind went deep again in the eighth for his second multi-homer...
Hopefully, the fine folks at ESPN wont sue me for sharing some of their top secret writings on ESPN Insider, but I came across an interesting article by Jim Bowden who takes a look at ten managers who are at the end of their contracts. Obviously, I was curious to see his thoughts on Terry Collins, but then I thought I’d share what he had to say about Ron Gardenhire as well.
MINNEAPOLIS -- With Triple-A Rochester's season coming to an end Sunday, that means reinforcements are headed to Minnesota.
The Twins announced after Sunday's game that they recalled seven players from Rochester: pitchers Scott Diamond, Cole De Vries, Michael Tonkin and Shairon Martis, infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Chris Parmelee and catcher Eric Fryer. The Red Wings...
Following a rare setback during their outstanding run, the Los Angeles Angels appear to be in a good position to bounce back with Jered Weaver facing a team he's dominated recently.
Those Minnesota Twins are simply trying to avoid the longest home losing streak in franchise history.
Weaver looks to win his fifth straight decision against the struggling Twins on Monday night when...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bitter, raw disappointment seeped into and throughout Target Field's home clubhouse weeks ago.
But anger is toughest to stomach when it's coupled with confusion, and that's been the emotion most apparent as the Twins' season gone wrong dwindles toward an offseason fraught with question marks.
Saturday night, Adam Lind and the Toronto Blue Jays added...
The last time Mark Buehrle put together a personal seven-game winning streak, he ended the season winning a World Series.
Buehrle goes for his longest winning streak in eight years Tuesday night when the last-place Blue Jays attempt to win for the 11th time in 14 tries in a matchup against the Los Angeles Angels.
Buehrle (11-7, 3.88 ERA) is 6-0 with a 2.02 ERA over his last nine...
Hello kids. It’s hot even though it’s September. No, that doesn’t make sense.
Phil Rogers in Chicago thinks Ron Gardenhire is getting axed this year.
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Baltimore 4, Chicago 0 – Danny Valencia homered or the O’s in this one, s...