Found May 02, 2012 on High Cheez:
All the Twins talk around the Minnesota airwaves today has been about Francisco Liriano and how he took a step forward after last night's 4-0 loss against the Angels.  He gave up back to back bombs and Torii Hunter ate him up all game but, all-in-all, but he held his composure and didn't look to bad, right?  I say WRONG!  Being only a former college pitcher, I certainly don't have major league experience, however, I do know when I see extremely poor mechanics.  That is what I see with Liriano and I don't care what Roy Smalley was saying last night about his controlled delivery, he still makes my arm hurt just by watching him.  He doesn't keep his weight back.  His elbow dips below his shoulder.  He lands on the heal of his foot which causes him to spin after he throws.  His arm action and angles are extremely inconsistent - sometimes nice and easy, but most of the time violent.  He threw an amazing slider during the game and struck the batter out (can't...

Morneau injures surgically repaired wrist

The Minnesota Twins not only lost Monday's game to the Los Angeles Angels, but they also lost first baseman Justin Morneau to a wrist injury for at least a few games. Morneau left Monday's game after just two at-bats with a sore left wrist. Sean Burroughs replaced him in the seventh inning as the Twins' designated hitter. It's the same wrist that gave Morneau problems...

No Ace in the Hole

For the past ten years or so, the Minnesota Twins have preached the "pitch to contact" philosophy to it's pitching rotation which, for the better part of the decade has worked, more or less.  An entire pitching staff of Brad Radke's is what I'm sure Rick Anderson and Ron Gardenhire envision as perfection.  Always keep the ball around the strike zone.  Don...

Reardon: 'We're surviving our best'

Jeff Reardon is doing well these days. But to know what that means for Reardon means first knowing what the former Minnesota Twins closer went through during the darkest years of his life. After his 16-year major league career was over, Reardon settled down in retirement with his family, including his three children. He and his wife, Phebe, lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., just...

Joe Mauer Styles A Fan’s Hair

I’m suspecting Joe Mauer is really into hair. Remember the Head and Shoulders commercials? Well this time, it’s a lucky fan that gets to have his hair follicles moisten by the all-star catcher Joe Mauer. Not sure how I feel about Mauer being a hair stylist for a day, but hey, it’s for the fans

The Twins Should Take Some Credit

A tip of the cap to fans after a no-hitter The Minnesota Twins were no-hit last night by Angels righty Jered Weaver.  It is definitely a monumental accomplishment to throw a no hitter and my hat is off to the man.  I, however, don't think the Twins should hang their heads over this.  Instead they should take some credit for it.  I knew going into...

Weaver prolongs Twins' epic offensive drought

For the fifth time in team history, the Minnesota Twins finished a game without a hit. There was simply nothing the Twins could do Wednesday against Angels starter Jered Weaver, who tossed the first no-hitter of his career and the ninth in team history. Weaver got ahead in counts, changed speeds and simply made the Twins' batters look uncomfortable. In the end, it was a 9...

Twins recall Butera from Triple-A Rochester

With multiple players nursing injuries, the Minnesota Twins recalled catcher Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Butera will head to Anaheim in time for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. A corresponding 25-man roster move has not yet been made but will be made Tuesday afternoon, the Twins announced. It's likely Minnesota will wait on the result...

Jered Weaver twirls no-hitter vs. Minnesota Twins

Jered Weaver tossed the tenth no-hitter in Angels' history on Wednesday night, holding the Minnesota Twins to just two baserunners all night on a strikeout-passed ball and a walk. He struck out nine and even laughed in the face of superstition by relieving himself taking a piss right before taking the mound for the ninth inning. The Minnesota Twins are a horrible, horrible...

Twins-Mariners Preview

Ron Gardenhire didn't mince words by saying that his Minnesota Twins "looked like a bunch of Little Leaguers" their last time out. The Seattle Mariners probably haven't been quite that bad during their longest losing streak of the season. The visiting Twins will try to end their 19-inning scoreless drought Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against...

Derby Picks

I tried to write a real post tonight.  I really did.  I started and then stopped like 4-5 times.  I don't know, I think when the only thing to write about is Twins' futility it gets kind of boring.  I'll get back into the swing of things I swear.  I'm planning on doing a weekend review for your Monday pleasure because at least that will get the ole writing juices...

Hunter HRs, Wilson solid as Angels top Twins

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson pitched five-hit ball into the eighth inning, Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels returned from a rough road trip with a 4-3 victory over the miserable Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Chris Iannetta also homered in the Angels' second victory in eight games, scoring at least four runs for the first time...

Angels 4, Twins 0

Jerome Williams earned his second major league shutout with a three-hitter, Torii Hunter homered for the fourth time in five games after a season-opening 18-game drought, and Howie Kendrick also went deep against struggling Francisco Liriano to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Williams (2-1) threw 109 pitches, striking out six...
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