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Caleb Thielbar's impressive streak of scoreless innings may be over, but the Twins rookie has still been a bright spot for Minnesota during the first half of the year.
Before Monday's game against Tampa Bay, Thielbar had yet to allow a run in his first 19 23 innings of his major league career. Since making his debut on May 20, Thielbar made Twins history with his scoreless innings streak by not allowing a run in his first 17 games -- something that only six other major league pitchers had done since 1921.
Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist put an end to that historic streak Monday with a two-run home run off Thielbar. Only Zobrist's run was credited to the rookie left-hander, who saw his streak come to a screeching halt at 20 innings.
For someone who once pitched for the independent St. Paul Saints, Thielbar's story -- scoreless innings streak or not -- has been an inspiring one to follow.
"Thielbar has been impressive," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan d...
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July has been a tough month for the Minnesota Twins as they have dropped eight of their nine games to fall 11 games back of division-leading Detroit.
A trip to Tropicana Field in Tampa has not brightened anyone's day, losing the first two games of the four-game series. For left fielder Oswaldo Arcia, it got even worse.
Arcia was tracking down a fly ball at full speed in foul...
Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks has looked like a different player since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, and he had perhaps the best offensive game of his young career in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hicks finished Monday's game with a four-hit night -- the first of his career -- which included two doubles and a triple. In seven games since...
Minnesota Twins rookie left fielder Oswaldo Arcia allowed a foul popup to hit him in the face during Tuesday night's game at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Arcia could have used a glove on his face for that play. Ouch.
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Being a resident of the fine State of Minnesota, I have had front row seats to the sad demise of the Minnesota Twins as a functional, competitive major league team. Perhaps front row seats isn’t the appropriate terminology, as I’d have to be loony to pay the exorbitant prices to watch such a sub-par product [...]The post Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia gets hit in face by ball...
As much as I have been a proponent of moving on from Ron Gardenhire, I have tried to maintain is a consistent message. While Patrick Reusse decided to advocate for the dismissal of the Twins’ long time manager, he suggested a line of thought that I believe is damaging to the Twins long term future.
He is suggesting that the Twins let go of Gardenhire as something of a “mercy...
Unfortunately, any Minnesota Twins fans in the St. Petersburg area on Tuesday who took in their favorite team facing the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field were dealt with suffering through another agonizing, borderline unwatchable (other than Oswaldo Arcia’s colossal derp when trying to field a foul popup) loss. So, said fans had to do [...]The post Twins fan feeds girlfriend sunflower...
The Minnesota Twins' offense and pitching both continue to prove unreliable during the team's rough stretch. Those troubles could continue Wednesday night as they face a hot pitcher while their own hurler tries to turn things around.
Minnesota tries to avoid losing its sixth straight road series when it faces Jeremy Hellickson and the Tampa Bay Rays, who seek a season-high...
The Minnesota Twins have had a handful of players make their major league debuts this season. Add reliever Michael Tonkin to the list.
The 23-year-old Tonkin debuted Thursday at Tropicana Field, pitching 1 13 innings of relief in Minnesota's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He entered Thursday's game with the Twins trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tonkin...
If Kyle Gibson's major league debut was memorable and his second outing was forgettable, Gibson's third career start was somewhere in between.
The Twins right-hander allowed four runs Tuesday against Tampa Bay, all in the fourth inning, as he and Minnesota fell, 4-1, to the Rays at Tropicana Field. As a result, Gibson fell to 1-2 with a 7.27 ERA in his young career.
The Tampa Bay Rays' hitters and starting pitchers have led the way during the team's red-hot stretch.
A contributor to the Rays' string of strong starts, Chris Archer is hoping to see some more of that hitting prowess in his next outing.
Archer will try to help Tampa Bay match its longest win streak of the season Tuesday night against the scuffling Minnesota Twins....
Minnesota's Aaron Hicks races to deep center, leaps, and slams into the wall to make an incredible catch against the Rays in the 10th last night.
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Chris Archer pitched six strong innings, while Matt Joyce and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays extend their winning streak to a season-best six games with a 4-1 victory over the sputtering Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Archer (3-3) limited the Twins to an unearned run and three hits to outpitch fellow rookie Kyle Gibson (1-2), who was...
Good morning. Couldn’t sleep, so here are some links.
Oswaldo Arcia had a tough time with a fly ball.
In the event you didn’t know, pretty much all of the All Stars are former Twins.
I don’t know why I didn’t wrap my head around this, but Roger Maris still holds the AL single season home run record.
Chicago 11, Detroit 4 – It’s only July, but Chicago is...
Good morning. I hope you are well.We had a bit of a power outage at R&C Studios this morning. That was fun.
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Reminder: The Twins have a good farm system
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 4 – Aaron Hicks had 4 hits! Justin Morneau hit a dinger! The Twins still lost...