Found August 07, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
If it was only this easy for the team. It’s been a bit of a rough year for the Minnesota Twins. They are 12 games under .500, and would do anything to put together a buncha W’s. These fans needed one last night, but whoever was supposed to show up last night and be that letter appears to be as dependable as Justin Morneau. He was apparently absent. So these geniuses decided to make a cardboard cut out to stand in his place: We can appreciate this kind of devotion to their team. Ironically, the cardboard cut out could also double for the Twins first baseman on most nights. Hey Twins fans, football season is only a month, well, never mind.

Journeyman Casey Fien has found a home with Twins

After Twins reliever Casey Fien induced an inning-ending groundout Saturday against Houston, he walked off the mound toward Minnesota's dugout. Before leaving the field, though, Fien pounded his glove with his fist -- twice -- and shouted "Let's go!" as the Target Field faithful cheered on. This emotion is something not often seen from the Twins' bullpen, but...

Infielder Jamey Carroll pitches scoreless eighth for Twins

With an already overworked bullpen taxed once again, the Twins turned to Jamey Carroll to pitch the eighth inning of Minnesota's 13-0 loss in Kansas City. Yes, 39-year-old infielder Jamey Carroll. Twins starter Kevin Correia lasted just two innings, so Minnesota needed three relievers to get through the next five innings. Wanting to save the bullpen's arms, manager Ron...

Prospect Stock Watch: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins’ Double-A affiliate in New Britain, CT features a plethora of top prospects, including three of the best hitting prospects in the system. They were on full display during a late July series against the Philadelphia Phillies’ Double-A affiliate in Reading, PA. Eddie Rosario, 2B Rated the seventh best prospect in the Twins system prior to start of the season...

Joe Mauer, many Twins minor leaguers make best tools list

Baseball America recently released its list of the major league and minor league players with the best tools in baseball, and the Minnesota Twins were well represented. Catcher Joe Mauer appeared three times on the major league list, which was voted upon by managers. The six-time All-Star and three-time batting champion was named the American League's third-best hitter behind...

Twins to put Doumit on DL with possible concussion

The Minnesota Twins were expected to place catcher Ryan Doumit on the disabled list with a suspected concussion after Wednesday night's 5-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Twins assistant general manager Rob Anthony said that Doumit wasn't feeling right when the team flew to Kansas City earlier in the week, but the catcher never told anybody about it. Doumit left Wednesday...

Trevor Plouffe Goes Full Jeter To Make This Amazing Catch

Twins’ third baseman Trevor Plouffe made the best play of the night last by going full Jeter over the railing. Plouffe tracks down a fly ball from Alex Gordon, snags it, flips over the railing, and then crashes in the first row. Gotta love the grind in a guy who gives up the body in a blowout.     Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Andrew Albers dominates Royals in major league debut

Andrew Albers was so close to capping off a memorable night with what would have been an even more memorable ending. He neared a milestone that only one pitcher in Twins history had ever done before: throw a complete game in his major league debut. In the end, Albers fell just two outs shy of going the distance. Still, he stymied the Royals in his major league debut by throwing...

Twins will place Ryan Doumit on concussion DL

Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit exited last night’s contest against the Kansas City Royals with concussion-like symptoms, and assistant general manager Rob Anthony told reporters – including Rhett Bollinger of – that the team expects to place the backstop on the seven-day disabled list for concussions. "We're going to evaluate and check him, but...

Albers' Twins debut draws rave reviews after 7-0 shutout over Royals

Let’s see how can we pinpoint exactly how spectacular Andrew Albers’ major-league debut was? There’s the number of runs allowed: 0 in 8⅓ innings the longest outing by a Twins pitcher this year. There’s the hits allowed: four all of them harmless singles. There’s the batters allowed to reach second base: only one on Albers’ last pitch of the night. But Chris Herrmann...

Minnesota Twins minor league team admits marriage proposal was a hoax

The New Britain Rock Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, came clean Wednesday and admitted that the in-game marriage proposal last week was a hoax.The video of the fake marriage proposal went viral after the man can be seen getting rejected in front of thousands of fans with the team's mascot standing nearby.The Rock Cats issued a statement Wednesday saying the...

Preview: Duffy to make 2013 debut in rubber game against Twins

A night after their most lopsided loss of the season, the Minnesota Twins turned the tables on Kansas City. They'll look to notch their fifth win in six games Wednesday night against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins' 13-0 loss on Monday was their fifth straight against Kansas City, but they bounced back thanks to some impressive power Tuesday. Minnesota, which...

Minnesota on pace for dubious strikeout mark

The Minnesota Twins are on pace to set a team record for most strikeouts in a season. Games like Wednesday will only accelerate that. Minnesota fanned 16 times in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Kansas City in the series finale. It marked the most times the Twins had struck out this year in a nine-inning game. Minnesota did strike out 19 times on June 10 against Tampa Bay, but that...

Recap: Shields outdueled by Albers in Royals' 7-0 loss to Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andrew Albers allowed four hits while pitching into the ninth inning in his major league debut Tuesday night, easily outdueling Royals ace James Shields and leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-0 victory over Kansas City. The first big leaguer from Saskatchewan in more than 20 years, Albers at one point retired 15 straight. He was two outs shy of his third straight...

Twins fans short a dude need carboard cutout to spell ‘T-W-I-N-S’ on chests (vid)

The Kansas City Royals not only hosted the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday evening, the team also welcomed four shirtless Twinkies-backers who found themselves short one additional dude needed in order to have “T-W-I-N-S” emblazoned upon their bare chests while enjoying some Coors Light tallboys. So they improvised. With cardboard. Via You […]The post...
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