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MINNEAPOLIS -- If you were told that Ricky Nolasco would pitch a complete game for the Minnesota Twins on Friday against Baltimore, you'd probably assume he'd end up as the winning pitcher. After all, that was the case in his previous nine complete games throughout his major league career.
On a night when Minnesota and its taxed bullpen needed Nolasco to go deep, he went the distance. Unfortunately for the righthander, the Twins' bats didn't back him up. So Nolasco wound up with the loss -- his third of the season -- as Minnesota was blanked 3-0 by the visiting Orioles.
Nolasco's outing helped preserve the Twins' bullpen, but it wasn't enough to snap Minnesota's losing streak, which now sits at four games.
"I was just trying to go out there and give us some innings and a chance to win," Nolasco said. "We just came up short."
Throughout the first month of the season, the Twins' offense hadn't been much of a problem. The star...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- One day after another rough start, Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey appears to be heading to the disabled list.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that right-hander Samuel Deduno will take Pelfrey's place in the starting rotation. Pelfrey, meanwhile, tweaked his groin during Thursday's start against the Dodgers. The Twins will make a move following...
I am going to blame the field 100% for this incident. Check out the bad bounce which lead to a Twins ballboy taking a fairly hard grounder right to the face during the Twins and O’s game on Saturday afternoon. Ouch. And here is the aftermath… [via Barstool] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
It’s no secret that the Minnesota Twins are dealing with certain weaknesses in their roster like every other team must do at this point in the season.
It’s also no secret that pitching has been Minnesota’s main weakness, and has taken another blow through the struggles of starter Mike Pelfrey.
In his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Pelfrey...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers played two games on Thursday. One lasted just one minute over three hours. The other? More than five long, plodding hours.
It figures that the 12-inning marathon was the second of Thursday's two games in the day-night doubleheader, ending at 11:22 p.m. CT. It lasted a whopping five hours, 11 minutes, setting a new record...
Minnesota Twins centerfielder Aaron Hicks is not getting it done at the plate so if the youngster is going to stick with the club he is going to have to get it done playing defense. Thursday night against the Dodgers he sold out so hard going after a deep fly ball that he whacked in to the centerfield wall so hard that--Well, you just have to listen.Ouch!Man--my head hurt just from...
The Minnesota Twins lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night by the score of 9-4. It was the Twins third loss in their last four games to drop to 12-13 on the season. The Twins are 29th in the league in ERA, but are treading water with an offense that is fifth in the league in runs scored. On the injury front, outfielder Josh Willingham will test his injured wrist this weekend...
The Twins have placed right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin injury, manager Ron Gardenhire announced. Pelfrey hurt himself during Thursday's start.
Pelfrey, 30, is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA and way more walks (18) than strikeouts (10) in 23 2/3 innings and five starts this season. There have been rumblings the team would drop him from the rotation...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have had a bad stretch of luck when it comes to concussions. Outfielder Aaron Hicks is the latest example.
Hicks was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday with concussion-like symptoms. He was injured Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he slammed into the wall in center field while trying to make a catch. Hicks eventually...
Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks left last night's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning, after colliding with the wall on an attempted catch (video here) in the sixth inning, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. His teammate, outfielder Chris Herrmann, said, "he kind of seemed a little lost for a minute. He was just kind of spaced out and...
Coming off his fourth consecutive disappointing start, pitcher Mike Pelfrey of the Minnesota Twins will sit down with Manager Ron Gardenhire and discuss their options going forward. Pelfrey only lasted 4 full innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night allowing five runs on seven hits, walked three and could only manage three strikeouts. Though he was facing one of...
Your browser does not support iframes.A Minnesota Twins ballboy suffered an unfortunate injury during Saturday's game against Baltimore when a sharp ground ball came towards him in foul territory and deflected off his face.It happened in the top of the seventh inning as Orioles batter Jonathan Schoop ripped the 2-0 pitch foul on the third base side. The Twins ballboy prepared...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier both homered, Kevin Correia earned his first win of the season and the Minnesota Twins ended their four-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 Saturday.
Mauer had three hits and four RBI. His three-run shot off reliever Brad Brach in the seventh inning broke open the game.
Dozier's eighth homer, a solo shot off Wei...
Danny Santana played shortstop throughout spring training but was all over Target Field before Saturday’s game.
Santana took ground balls at short, as Twins coach Paul Molitor looked on and gave pointers. After that, he was in the outfield taking fly balls. With a three-man bench, the Twins need versatility, and Santana, a legitimate shortstop prospect, is going to have to move...
Game 1: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-4, 6.59 ERA) v. Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 6.67 ERA)
Game 2: Wei-Yin Chen (3-1, 4.34 ERA) v. Kevin Correia (0-3, 7.33 ERA)
Game 3: Miguel Gonzalez (1-2, 5.19 ERA) v. Phil Hughes (2-1, 5.14 ERA)
Both games of the Pirates series were rained out, causing the teams to play a day/night doubleheader. The eight hour doubleheader consisted...
Happy May Day to everyone not in Colorado, Philadelphia or San Jose! For you folks, I just hope you can get through this.
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Detroit 5, Chicago 1 – This game didn’t end in nearly as interesting a fashion as Tuesday’s night’s.