Found April 24, 2012 on
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We’re only heading into the last week of April, but it’s already been a cataclysmic start to the season for Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano. To contextualize a bit for how bad the season has been for the 28-year-old left-hander, take a look at Liriano’s line from Sunday:
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MINNEAPOLIS Apparently, taking a step back means skipping a start for Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano.
After Liriano gave up five runs in five innings in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team would "take a step back" regarding what to do with Liriano. Gardenhire announced before Monday's game that Liriano's next...
The Minnesota Twins have decided to skip Francisco Liriano's next start, giving the struggling lefty extra time to get back on track.
Liriano will throw bullpen sessions Thursday and Saturday before returning to the starting rotation May 1 against the Los Angeles Angels.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Liriano will not be used as a reliever in the meantime.
Liriano is off to a...
Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham took a 15-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. But that streak came to an end Sunday as Willingham went 0-for-2 with a walk in Minnesota's 6-2 loss.
The 15-game streak tied him with Kirby Puckett for the longest hitting streak by a Twin to start the season. Puckett accomplished the feat in...
MINNEAPOLIS Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee left Wednesday's game after being hit in the helmet by a pitch from Boston reliever Justin Thomas. Parmelee left the game for precautionary reasons and will be reevaluated Thursday, the team announced.After falling behind 1-2 in the count, Parmelee was hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Thomas. Parmelee instantly fell to...
It's beginning to sound like a broken record.
For the fourth time this season, Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano was shaky.
Liriano has allowed five earned runs per outing in all four of his 2012 starts. The latest installment came in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that left Minnesota with a 3-4 record on its East Coast road trip and raised Liriano...
MINNEAPOLIS With a loss Monday to Boston, the Minnesota Twins are now 5-12 on the season. Believe it or not, though, there have been plenty of opportunities to add to the win total.
Perhaps no opportunity was greater than Monday's series opener against the Red Sox, which the Twins dropped by a 6-5 final at Target Field. Minnesota had the go-ahead run 90 feet away with no outs...
While the trade market doesn’t traditionally become active before early summer, it’s never too early to begin an examination of some of the potential options that may be available either now or in the coming months. Regardless of what date the calendar reads, pitching is always put at a premium on the trade market anytime a quality option is made available. The key word there...
Minnesota Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Boston's Justin Thomas in the sixth inning and had to leave the game.
The left-handed hitting Parmelee stood in with runners on second and third and one out Wednesday night. The pitch from Thomas came up and in and appeared to hit Parmelee on the brim of his helmet before he could get out of the...
MINNEAPOLIS With outfielder Josh Willingham set to go on paternity leave Wednesday as he and his wife, Ginger, prepare to have their third child, the Minnesota Twins will call up outfielder Ben Revere to temporarily take Willingham's place.
Reverewas on the Twins' Opening Day roster but was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on April 14. In six games with the Red Wings since...
Joe Mauer has had decent success against the Red Sox, but that's no different than how he's fared against the rest of the American League. The former MVP -- who is hitting .307 against Boston -- battled through injury last season. This year, he's splitting his time between catcher, first base and designated hitter. Jenny Dell stops by the Minnesota dugout to catch up...
During Sunday's MLB game in Tampa with the Rays hosting the Minnesota Twins, one of the Rays grounds crew members was working between innings when he stopped raking the field and started dancing to the Sugarhill Gang classic "Apache".
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The grounds crew member was able to get one of his fellow crew members to join him briefly...
First things first: I didn't watch this game. I was too busy watching the Bruins be lousy and lose to Washington in overtime. (I predicted the outcome, which only makes me feel about 4% better.)
I'm guessing many of you are like me and didn't watch, so let's take a look-see through the box score and play by play to see what we missed.
They got out to an early lead...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers aren't having much fun on the mound these days, and their manager is having even less fun watching them. The Boston Red Sox feasted on another Twins starter Tuesday, putting on an offensive show and winning 11-2 at Target Field. Nick Blackburn (0-3) allowed eight hits in three innings. His replacement, Matt Maloney...
It wasn't pretty but it will certainly do the job for Red Sox nation after Boston came back Monday night to defeat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Trailing by two in the seventh, Cody Ross took Twins starter Jason Marquis deep to tie the game. It would remain tied until Ross hit his second homerun of the game, this time in the top of the ninth off Twins closer Matt Capps. Alfredo...