Found June 16, 2013 on The Rhino and Compass:
Happy Father’s Day, dads everywhere! Oakland Coliseum stinks. It’s just a crappy place to play. Hold on, come back, I’ve got more. Here is how you know that this isn’t something I did in little league. No way they would put me in left field. Right field all the way. Justin Rose won the US Open. Great for him. SCOREBOARD MLB (Sunday) Houston 4, Chicago 3 – This must take the sting of that World Series loss away Minnesota 6, Detroit 3 – Trevor Plouffe had himself a day. AND it was a birthday! (Monday) Houston 5, Chicago 4 – Man, the Astros sweep the weekend and in such narrow fashion. Someone make sure Hawk Harrelson is OK Detroit 5, Minnesota 2 – Plouffe needs more birthdays
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Twins Saturday: Minnesota tries Clete Thomas at top of order

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Trevor Plouffe was ready to play again, the Twins third baseman caught another bout of bad luck. Plouffe had just come off the 7-day concussion disabled list in late May and was doing his pregame warm-ups for a game against Milwaukee at Target Field. That's when Plouffe tweaked his calf and wound up missing more time on the 15-day disabled list. Finally...

Plouffe has big return for Twins

Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has...

Twins' Trevor Plouffe has birthday to remember

MINNEAPOLIS -- Saturday was a momentous occasion for Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe. He made his return from the disabled list and played his first game with Minnesota since May 21. It also happened to be Plouffe's 27th birthday, and he celebrated in a big way. Plouffe went 3-for-3 with a homer and drove in a pair of runs as he helped Minnesota earn a 6-3 win over the visiting...

Josh Willingham receives cortisone shot on left knee

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left fielder Josh Willingham had a cortisone shot Saturday night for his balky left knee but hopes to be back in action Tuesday.Willingham, 34, has been bothered by a sore knee for most of the season but he couldn't pinpoint when exactly it started hurting. He said it's been lingering since before he stole his first (and only) base of the season on April...

Twins' Josh Willingham eyeing Tuesday return

Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham has been hampered by a sore left knee for the entire season. The ailment held him out of Sunday's lineup, but Willingham is hoping to return Tuesday after the Twin's off day today, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Willingham received a cortisone injection on Saturday to help him with the pain he's experiencing in...

Sanchez struggles in loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support...

Twins OF Willingham out vs Tigers with sore knee

Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is out of the lineup against the Detroit Tigers after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky left knee. The slugger had the shot after Saturday's game, with the Twins scheduled for an off day Monday. Willingham and manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday they expected him to return Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Willingham leads...

Attitude is Everything

The Minnesota Twins have had a ho-hum, go about your business but don't rock the boat type of attitude ever since they opened Target Field. It's the laid back, country club type of atmosphere where you go to hang out, take a few cuts in the cage and enjoy some baseball. Who cares if you win, right? They have the new field and the big contracts (Mauer, Morneau, Willingham...

Twins try to take rubber match from division-leading Detroit

P.J. Walters outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Doug Fister in his season debut with the Minnesota Twins but unearned runs have helped spoil a pair of respectable outings for the right-hander recently. Walters will try to keep his winless streak brief by helping the Twins top the Tigers and Fister again in Sunday's series finale. After being called up from the minors May 25, Walters...

Twins look for offensive stride against visiting White Sox

Just as they were when these teams last met about a month ago, the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox are battling to stay out of the AL Central basement. These slumping division foes begin a three-game set Tuesday night with the Twins badly struggling at the plate and the White Sox looking to end their road woes. Chicago was in last place and 1 12 games behind Minnesota after...

Eddie Guardado’s cult of personality

Eddie Guardado was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame Friday night, and his career serves as an excellent lesson on numerous levels. What lessons might they be, exactly? 1) My dad cannot pronounce a name if it has more than 2 syllables. If Eddie’s give name was Eduardo, he would have been in a lot of trouble. 2) Anyone can be a closer. Guardado was an abomination of a starter...

White Sox-Twins Preview

Just as they were when these teams last met about a month ago, the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox are battling to stay out of the AL Central basement. These slumping division foes begin a three-game set Tuesday night with the Twins badly struggling at the plate and the White Sox looking to end their road woes. Chicago was in last place and 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota after...

Links of the Day 6/15/13

I can’t wait until the weekend… If you want to have a Super Bowl party, I think the NFL says that you cannot have a Super Bowl party. Most WebGems of the season ranked by team. Fat Detroit is last, believe it or not. The Confederations Cup has started in Brazil. It’s like World Cup preview. Brazil looks good. SCOREBOARD MLB Houston 2, Chicago 1 – It’s the World Series...
Twins 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.