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StaTuesday: Final Twins defensive ratings

Back in late July, we presented the initial results of the Society of American Baseball's (SABR) Defensive Index rankings (SDI).   As we mentioned over the summer, according to SABR, these rankings account for roughly 25 percent of the selection process used in determining each season's Gold Glove winners, which were announced last week.   The Defensive Index is compiled from different...
Via Fox Sports North
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A First for Brian Dozier’s Career

A few weekends ago, I wrote myself a note, reading “Jose Bautista — oppo.” I watched Bautista hit a home run to right field in Yankee Stadium, and I figured that might be the sort of thing worthy of a post. Bautista generally clobbers his dingers to left, and I thought maybe there could be something there. I thought also that maybe, just maybe, Bautista had a history of going...
Via Fangraphs
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Home-run happy: Here are some longball facts about these Twins

This year's Minnesota Twins team is hitting home runs at a rate not seen since they moved into Target Field. Get our your homer hankies; here are a few longball facts about this year's team. -- The Twins have their first season with three players having 20+ home runs since 2010 when Jim Thome (23), Delmon Young (21) and Jason Kubel (21) barely crossed the plateau. The 2015 Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Home-run happy: Here are some longball facts about these Twins

This year's Minnesota Twins team is hitting home runs at a rate not seen since they moved into Target Field. Get our your homer hankies; here are a few longball facts about this year's team. -- The Twins have their first season with three players having 20+ home runs since 2010 when Jim Thome (23), Delmon Young (21) and Jason Kubel (21) barely crossed the plateau. The 2015 Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Brian Dozier, Mike Pelfrey in rare statistical company

Whoever earns the second wild-card spot in the American League likely will not reach 90 wins. Of course, it isn't the amount of victories you have but what you do when you get to the postseason. The 1987 Twins proved that, of course. If the 2015 Twins, who 78-74 (.513) through Thursday, make the playoffs, they'd probably join that '87 squad on a list of worst records to make the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Mistreat Kluber, Hurt Tribe’s Wild Card Hopes; Twins 4, Indians 2

A leadoff home run from Brian Dozier started a four-run fourth inning as the Minnesota Twins did significant damage to the AL Wild Card hopes of Corey Kluber and Cleveland on Wednesday night in a 4-2 loss for the Indians. Phil Hughes gave the Twins five scoreless innings in his return from the bullpen. His counterpart Kluber was good at times, but just like teammate Danny Salazar...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins fend off Indians in key series opener, 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana pitched strong into the eighth inning, Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier each had two hits and an RBI from the top two spots in Minnesota's lineup, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Tuesday to start a critical series for the American League wild-card chasers. Santana (6-4) turned in his fifth straight stellar start, surrendering five hits, one run...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Brian Dozier hits strangest double of the season

Brian Dozier might have some kind of magical powers, because he performed what looked like an act of wizardry on the Angels Thursday night. With two outs in the first, Dozier hit a routine infield pop-up, which should have been an easy out. That's when the magic kicked in. With the ball still floating high in the air, Angels pitcher Hector Santiago called for the ball while Dozier...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Torii Hunter and Brian Dozier held a dance party after beating Tigers

Instagram Beating the Tigers shouldn’t be a big thing for opponents as teams are doing so at a 55% clip.  But, Twins teammates Torii Hunter and Brian Dozier must not believe that as they held a two-man dance party in the Twinkies’ clubhouse following Monday night’s 7-1 win. (Good find, CBS Detroit). If beating a starting pitcher (Kyle Lobstein) who came into the game with...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter Do Awesome Dance Routine To Celebrate Twins Victory Over Tigers

The Minnesota Twins are still on the outside looking in when it comes to the postseason, but they are only a game back making each and every game important. It also means that each and every victory becomes something worth celebrating. So after the Twins beat the Tigers 7-1 Monday night Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter celebrated with a pretty sweet dance routine in the locker room...
Via FatManWriting
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins continue to feel at home on road, turn back Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins' fifth straight win. Dozier gave Minnesota a 7-5 advantage on a two-run drive off reliever Matt Andriese (3-4) in the fourth. It was his third homer in 11 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season. Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run double during...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins continue to feel at home on road, turn back Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins' fifth straight win. Dozier gave Minnesota a 7-5 advantage on a two-run drive off reliever Matt Andriese (3-4) in the fourth. It was his third homer in 11 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season. Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run double during...
Via Fox Sports North
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays fall 11-7 behind 3 homers, Twins win 5th straight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins' fifth straight win. Dozier gave Minnesota a 7-5 advantage on a two-run drive off reliever Matt Andriese (3-4) in the fourth. It was his third homer in 11 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season. Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run double...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Bats Cold in Minnesota; Twins 4, Indians 1

The Indians bats went silent in a 4-1 loss on Saturday, a game that ended a stretch of seven games in which the Tribe had 10 hits or more. Twins rookie Tyler Duffey allowed just one hit over six innings, and the Twins hit three homers (Rosario, Hermann, Dozier). Roberto Perez singled home Carlos Santana in the ninth for the Indians only run. Despite the loss, the Tribe’s rookie...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Minnesota Twins edition

After the Minnesota Twins saw their second baseman Brian Dozier and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki gelling together on the diamond in the 2015 All-Star game, it shouted out to them that going after Tulo before the trade deadline would be a smart move. Although the veteran shortstop’s price tag is pretty high, Tulowitzki trade rumors have been circling all summer and...
Via isportsweb.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where Do the Twins Rank?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at A's

The Minnesota Twins appear poised to pick up where they left off prior to the All-Star break. They can match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory Saturday night on the road against the Oakland Athletics. Brian Dozier hit a leadoff home run and Trevor Plouffe belted a grand slam in the sixth inning off All-Star Sonny Gray during Friday's 5-0 victory. Owners of the second...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins look to keep things under control vs. A's

The Minnesota Twins were a surprise team to some in the first half of the season. One of the reasons the Twins went 49-40 before the All-Star break was their pitching -- in particular, the control of the pitchers. Minnesota had one of the best walk rates in the first half in team history. Limiting baserunners certainly is one way to help keep the other team off the scoreboard. That...
Via Fox Sports North
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Dozier and Perkins impress in the All-Star Game

Two players from the Minnesota Twins, Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins, were participants in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Not only were they both representing the Twins, but they both also received playing time from AL manager Ned Yost. What they did with that playing time is what made headlines Wednesday morning. Dozier came into the game in the top of the eighth inning as a pinch...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

American League wins ASG 6-3, Mike Trout wins MVP

By Joe Lucia The American League knocked off the National League 6-3 in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, their third straight win in the Midsummer Classic. The AL champion will now have homefield advantage in October’s World Series. The win went to David Price and the loss went to Clayton Kershaw, who allowed two runs on three hits in the fifth inning. The scoring started early...
Via The Outside Corner
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter reaction to Brian Dozier's All-Star Game HR

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier made the most of his first All-Star Game appearance on Tuesday night. In the top of the eighth inning, with two outs and his American League squad leading, 5-2, Dozier belted a solo home run toward right-center field. According to FOX's broadcast crew, Dozier became the 16th Major League Baseball player to hit a home run in his first All-Star Game...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Twins in All-Star Games

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. If you have any ideas for future articles, please send us an email. With the All-Star Game upon us, just how have Minnesota Twins players done in the past and what kind of legacy do Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins have to live up to...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Flying Into All-Star Break

It’s been a wild ride so far for the Minnesota Twins in the first half of the 2015 season, and it has been a lot of fun to watch. The Twins started out 1-6 and were outscored 45-13 during that stretch, but the team caught fire after that and had the best record in the American League by the time May ended. Minnesota then fell off once again and posted a league-worst 11-17 mark...
Via Baseball Essential
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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