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Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part...
Via Down with Goldy
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Home Run Derby should change Target Field's pitcher-friendly reputation

Since it opened in 2010, Target Field has developed somewhat of a reputation as a pitcher's ballpark. In one week, though, that reputation will likely be squashed. Minnesota's home park will host the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and that includes the always popular Home Run Derby. Some of the game's best sluggers will take their hacks next Monday, trying...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer, Twins hold off White Sox again

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBI, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits. Gordon Beckham and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Braves are falling further down the standings

The defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves are not playing good baseball right now. The team lost 10-5 to the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing Philadelphia to complete their first sweep in Atlanta since the final series of the 2011 season. For the month, the Braves are just 6-10 with a -22 run differential – that record is worse than all NL teams but the Mets, Rockies, and Padres...
Via Bloguin Best
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Braves are falling further down the standings

The defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves are not playing good baseball right now. The team lost 10-5 to the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing Philadelphia to complete their first sweep in Atlanta since the final series of the 2011 season. For the month, the Braves are just 6-10 with a -22 run differential – that record is worse than all NL teams but the Mets, Rockies, and Padres...
Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 6/8/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Draft Picks Get Paid: I must admit I don’t follow the MLB draft closely.  It seems like high draft picks are hit or miss, while more than a few late picks end...
Via Brewers Bar
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers edge Twins, 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road. Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run double in the second for the Rangers, but the Twins took a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning on Josh Willingham'...
Via Fox Sports North
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' emerging winning culture differs from past years

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had identical 18-19 records through 37 games of the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Yet even though the records were the same at that juncture, something just felt different about the way Minnesota achieved that mark this year. Five games later, Minnesota is now at .500 (21-21) entering a five-game West Coast road trip and has won three straight series....
Via Fox Sports North
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally past Detroit to take series

Casey Fien, his right arm black and blue where Victor Martinez’s eighth-inning laser socked him, raised a couple of eyebrows from teammates within earshot as he spoke about the significance of the Twins’ 4-3 comeback win over the Tigers on Sunday “It’s huge for our team,’’ Fien said. “We know we can play with these guys. They were supposed to be, what, number one in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Casey Fien fine after hit by comebacker

Mineesota Twins right-handed reliever Casey Fien says he's fine after getting hit by a comebacker in this afternoon's 4-3 win against the Detroit Tigers (video here), reports Mike Bernadino of twincities.com  In the bottom of the 8th, pinch hitter Victor Martinez hit a line shot that bounced off Fien's right arm. Fien picked it up and threw Martinez out at first base...
Via MLB Injury News
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles gives Cleveland a 4-3 walk-off win over Twins

CLEVELAND—History is known to repeat itself. For Indians second baseman Mike Aviles, history did just that Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Knotted up in a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth, Aviles lined a walk-off single to center field off Twins reliever Casey Fien to give the Tribe a 4-3 win over Minnesota. A much needed victory for Cleveland (15-19), having won two...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles' walk-off hit gives Indians 4-3 win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A two-out single in the ninth inning by Mike Aviles gave the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double against Casey Fien (3-1). The ball was hit over the head of infielder Eduardo Escobar, who misjudged the ball that landed on the warning track. After Lonnie Chisenhall's sacrifice...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins endure walk-off defeat at hands of Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mike Aviles's two-out single in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double against Casey Fien (3-1). The ball was hit over the head of infielder Eduardo Escobar, who misjudged the ball that landed on the warning track. After Lonnie Chisenhall's sacrifice...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins outlast Tampa Bay in 12 innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Colabello drove in four runs and two of them came on a 12th-inning single that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Colabello's game-winning hit came off Josh Lueke (0-1) after hits by Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe. Casey Fien (1-0) got the win and Glen Perkins pitched the 12th inning for his...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second in a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The second preview examines the Twins' bullpen, one of the strong suits of last year's club. PROJECTED RELIEVERS RHP Jared Burton (2-9, 3.82 ERA, 61 K, 22 BB in 66 innings in 2013) RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 2.91 ERA, 69 K, 22 BB in 96 IP) RHP Casey Fien (5...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while seemingly wincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Identifying 2013′s Most Unhittable Pitches

When I looked at this toward the end of August, a lot of baseball had happened. Enough baseball that I felt it worthwhile to take a look at this. Since that point, the rest of baseball happened, so now that we have season closure, it seems like it’s time for a second and final update. We can now officially answer the question: which individual pitch was the most unhittable during...
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeyman Casey Fien has found a home with Twins

After Twins reliever Casey Fien induced an inning-ending groundout Saturday against Houston, he walked off the mound toward Minnesota's dugout. Before leaving the field, though, Fien pounded his glove with his fist -- twice -- and shouted "Let's go!" as the Target Field faithful cheered on. This emotion is something not often seen from the Twins' bullpen, but...
Via Fox Sports North
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeyman Casey Fien has found a home with Twins

After Twins reliever Casey Fien induced an inning-ending groundout Saturday against Houston, he walked off the mound toward Minnesota's dugout. Before leaving the field, though, Fien pounded his glove with his fist -- twice -- and shouted "Let's go!" as the Target Field faithful cheered on. This emotion is something not often seen from the Twins' bullpen, but...
Via Fox Sports North
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins 3, Indians 2

Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday, after an error by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher set up the winning run. Four Twins relievers struck out six over 3 1-3 hitless innings, including Casey Fien (2-2) in the eighth and All-Star Glen Perkins in the ninth for his 22nd save in 24 tries. Trevor...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Joba Chamberlain, Glen Perkins, Casey Fien, Etc.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the San Francisco Giants have sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field to watch reliever Joba Chamberlain. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle later tweeted that Elder was in Minnesota last night to scout the Twins bullpen, and not Chamberlain. Schulman posted in The Splash that a big prize...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Twins manager calls for southpaw, right-hander trots in from bullpen

Your browser does not support iframes.A pitching change didn't go so smoothly for Ron Gardenhire and the Twins Tuesday.Gardenhire walked out to the mound and called for southpaw Brian Duensing to enter the game. However, nobody in the Twins bullpen could quite see what Gardenhire motioned for, so they sent in right-hander Casey Fien, instead. Whoops!Fien gets all the way to the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians 7, Twins 6(10)

Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011. Mike Aviles started...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians beat Twins on Stubbs' RBI double in 10th

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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