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Minnesota Twins: grading each pitcher’s season

Last week, I wrote an article grading each position player on the Minnesota Twins this season. Now I will go about grading each pitcher’s season. Just like I did with position players, I am only grading pitchers who made regular appearances and had a significant impact on the season. There is no point in me wasting my time by giving J.R. Graham a grade because you and I both know...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals eliminate Twins from wild-card contention with 5-1 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals eliminate Twins from wild-card contention with 5-1 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins eliminated from AL wild-card race after loss to Royals

  The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field advantage through...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' wild-card dreams end with loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins eliminated from wild card with 5-1 loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' wild-card dreams end with loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via Fox Sports North
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' wild-card dreams end with loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67), which momentarily pulled ahead of Toronto (93-67) for home-field...
Via Fox Sports North
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' mistakes lead to Angels' 4-3 win in 12 innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kole Calhoun's liner eluded shortstop Eduardo Escobar's glove in the 12th inning, allowing Dan Robertson to score the go-ahead run from third, and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 to gain ground in the AL wild-card race. Escobar knocked the ball down and tried to throw home to get Robertson, but the throw was late as Los Angeles won...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals fail to get timely hits, fall 3-2 to Twins in 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinch hitter Miguel Sano homered with two outs in the 12th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Sano was stuck in an 0-for-14 slump that included 11 strikeouts when he stepped to the plate against Franklin Morales (3-2), the Royals' sixth reliever of the night. Sano worked a full count before sending...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals fail to get timely hits, fall 3-2 to Twins in 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinch hitter Miguel Sano homered with two outs in the 12th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Sano was stuck in an 0-for-14 slump that included 11 strikeouts when he stepped to the plate against Franklin Morales (3-2), the Royals' sixth reliever of the night. Sano worked a full count before sending...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals fail to get timely hits, fall 3-2 to Twins in 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinch hitter Miguel Sano homered with two outs in the 12th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Sano was stuck in an 0-for-14 slump that included 11 strikeouts when he stepped to the plate against Franklin Morales (3-2), the Royals' sixth reliever of the night. Sano worked a full count before sending...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win, Boyer activated

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. Graham gave up...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. Graham gave...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins activate reliever Blaine Boyer, place J.R. Graham on DL

The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday activated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the roster, reliever J.R. Graham was put on the DL due to right shoulder inflammation Boyer, in his first year with Minnesota after signing as a free agent in the offseason, had missed the last 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. The right-hander is 2-4 with one save...
Via Fox Sports North
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fall to David Price in his Toronto debut

David Price took the mound this afternoon for the first time in a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, and it unfortunately came against the Minnesota Twins. Some players have trouble adjusting to their new team after being traded, but that certainly was not an issue for Price in his Toronto debut. He has already faced the Twins twice this year, allowing only two runs in 16 innings and earning...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins give up game-winning run in ninth, fall 3-2 to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension....
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins give up game-winning run in ninth, fall 3-2 to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension....
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals earn split with Twins on Hosmer's walk-off double

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension. Twins...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals salvage split with Twins with 3-2 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension. Twins...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Reds

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins-Reds Preview

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier's RBI triple lifts Twins in 3-2 win over Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Blaine Boyer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, giving major league leader Glen Perkins a break after the All-Star closer gave up a go-ahead, two-run homer to Chris Colabello the night before. Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins bounce back, edge Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Blaine Boyer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, giving major league leader Glen Perkins a break after the All-Star closer gave up the go-ahead, two-run homer to Chris Colabello the night before. Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 8: It’s Time for the Perk-ulator

Any god fearing Jersey-ian grew up with the song of this week's title track.  It was bred into our systems much like the IOU sweatshirt craze during the same time frame. It's catchy, is easy to sing, sounds like some sorta bubbles being blown somewhere, and there's some booty shaking.  Bubbles and booty, what could be better?  Another "B" obviously.  Bullpens!  I am turning...
Via Razzball
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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