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Blackburn is back on your TV!

The Blackburn Rovers, I should say. Not former Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn. The second level team from northern England, the English team of choice at the Rhino and Compass played in the FA Cup against Manchester City in a match that just finished. For whatever reason, the Rovers are always a little bit better in the FA Cup. Perhaps it’s the fact that top level teams don’t necessarily...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Blackburn to undergo wrist surgery

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn ended last year in the minor leagues, and it appears doubtful that he'll start the 2013 season in the majors. The team announced Monday that Blackburn will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Wednesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The surgery means that Blackburn will be in a cast for six weeks, which means he will...
Via Fox Sports North
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Blackburn Sent Back Down to Minors

Minnesota Twins’ starting pitcher Nick Blackburn will be making his second trip down to Triple-A Rochester after struggling yet again at the Major League level.  Blackburn has not won a start since being sent down to the minors and boasts a record of 0-4 in six starts since then. Blackburn is an awful pitcher.  Yes, that is awfully blunt and not the nicest thing to say, but it...
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Blackburn regresses vs. rival White Sox

When Nick Blackburn returned to the Minnesota Twins' rotation after a brief trip to the minor leagues, it appeared as if he had figured something out. Blackburn held the Royals to just one run in 6 23 innings that day in a Twins victory.One start later, however, Blackburn regressed to the way he had been pitching when he was sent down to Triple-A Rochester. In Wednesday's...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins starter Blackburn continues to struggle

MINNEAPOLIS Nick Blackburn was at a loss for words Wednesday when asked what more he can do to turn things around, shortly after he and the Minnesota Twins fell, 12-5, to the Chicago White Sox.The Twins are seemingly out of options, too, meaning they have no choice but to keep Blackburn in the rotation. Wednesday's outing was his worst this month, as the right-hander allowed...
Via Fox Sports North
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins turn to Blackburn for solid start

There's something about playing in Minnesota that seems to bring out the best in the Toronto Blue Jays. They'll try for a sixth straight victory at Target Field when they continue their four-game set with the major league-worst Twins on Friday night. Yunel Escobar had four hits while Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie each drove in two runs as Toronto (18-14) beat Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackburn prolongs Twins trend of early deficit

MINNEAPOLIS After skipping his last start due to shoulder tightness, Twins right-hander Nick Blackburn was on an 80-85 pitch limit Tuesday night. He nearly used them all up in the first inning. It was that kind of a night for Blackburn and the Twins, who fell, 11-2, to the visiting Boston Red Sox. It took Blackburn just five pitches to surrender the first of his five runs on the...
Via Fox Sports North
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackburn experiments with position on mound

FORT MYERS, Fla. Since he was a teenager, Nick Blackburn had thrown from the side of the pitching rubber closest to first base. But the Twins' right-handed sinkerballer made a change this offseason, moving closer to the center of the mound. It's still early in spring, but Blackburn said the change is paying off. "It's been good so far. It's been a great adjustment...
Via Fox Sports North
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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