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Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer exits after HBP

The Minnesota Twins enter the final five games of the 2014 season coming off a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The win was just the 67th on the season for the Twins, who are in last place in the American League Central. Injuries have taken their toll, as only five players have appeared in more than 120 games this season. Last night, first baseman Joe Mauer left...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A Journey Through Rookie Breakouts

Jorge Soler has been an absolute Bad Dude during his first go-round in the majors. His 176 OPS+ is 8th among post-Integration rookies with 80 or more PA. Let’s look at the 10 best seasons to see what company Soler is in. 1. Willie McCovey – .354/.429/.656, 219 PA Willie McCovey is a HOF, who played 22 years and put up a 147 OPS+ in that span. McCovey won the ROY award in 1959...
Via Obstructed View
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1)...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana leaves game with back injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back. Santana was hurt in the second inning when he tried to throw out David Freese at home plate on C.J. Cron's run-scoring single that put the Angels ahead 2-0. Chris Parmelee replaced Santana's place. Santana is hitting...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Twins will be better next year

OPS+ is a pretty easy stat to describe, if not calculate. If you look at a players OPS, or On Base % plus Slugging %, OPS + is a relation of that number to league average. 100 is average, anything higher is better than average, and anything below is below average. It’s only an offensive statistic, but it’s easy to break down. When looking at qualified players (i.e. those with...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana excites Twins fans with five hits in win over White Sox

With the Minnesota Twins out of contention and in last place in the division, fans of the team will likely turn their attention to the younger players on the roster, especially those who figure to be a part of the Twins' future. Danny Santana is doing his part to draw some of that attention his way. Minnesota's center fielder finished Sunday's game with a career-high...
Via Fox Sports North
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' again leave too many on base in loss to Royals

Another game, another night in which Minnesota's offense struggled. For the second night in a row, the Twins went just 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position against Kansas City. And once again, it resulted in a loss, this time a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Royals. Though Minnesota's bullpen faltered in a four-run seventh inning, the Twins' lack of timely hitting...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A Kansas City Royals Announcer Had A Rough Time With Instant Replay

I’m not much of a Kansas City Royals fan or a Minnesota Twins fan, so I’m not quite sure who the announcers were for this game. Therefore, I’m just going to refer to the announcer as “Announcer.” Regardless, Announcer and the MLB umpires who were in charge of yesterday’s game between the Royals and the Twins had a rough time with instant replay. In the top of the 3rd...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins top Rockies, enter All-Star break on high note

DENVER (AP) -- Brian Dozier cranked up for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game with two homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Sunday. Dozier hit a solo homer in the eighth and added a three-run shot an inning later for his first career multihomer game. The second baseman will be one of the participants for Monday's Home Run Derby at his home ballpark...
Via Fox Sports North
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 84: Zelous debuts and snaps losing skid

(Elsa/Getty Images ) New York Yankees 7 — Minnesota Twins 4 The debut of a Yankee signals the end of the five-game losing streak. In the bottom half of the first inning against Masahiro Tanaka, Brian Dozier opened with a single and would score on a double that Chris Parmelee put into the right field corner. Parmelee would be tagged out between second and third by…Brett Gardner...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

From boom to bust: Twins' offense fizzles day after eruption

MINNEAPOLIS -- Apparently the Minnesota Twins didn't save any runs after the offense exploded for 10 of them one day earlier. There were no runs to be had for Minnesota's offense as the Twins were blanked 4-0 by Kansas City on Wednesday. The Royals held Minnesota to just four hits, all singles, to take two out of three games in the series at Target Field. The hope was that...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals look to bounce back from Tuesday's onslaught

After breaking out with a big effort at the plate, the Minnesota Twins could have a difficult time building on the performance without a key member of their lineup. Red-hot Joe Mauer is uncertain to play as the Twins seek their sixth win in seven home games Wednesday while also trying to deal the Kansas City Royals their first road series loss since late May. Minnesota (38-44) had...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins offense fails to capitalize on chances in loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire let out a deep sigh moments before addressing the media following Monday's 6-1 loss to Kansas City. It was one of those nights for Gardenhire and Minnesota. "We had chances," the skipper said. The Twins did indeed have plenty of chances to score in Monday's series opener but didn't capitalize on them. Minnesota finished...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins get clutch hit to back Gibson and end losing streak

Ron Gardenhire wanted to try something to break up the Minnesota Twins' scuffling offense and snap the road losing streak. Minnesota's manager gave 20-year-old Jorge Polanco his first major-league start at shortstop. Gardenhire even put Chris Parmelee and his eight-game hitting streak in the third spot in the batting order and playing center field; anything to shake the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Offense Gets Late Start As Boston Sweeps Away Twins In Extras

The Fenway Park fire alarm sounded as the bottom of the 10th inning began, filling the ballpark’s concourses with flashing lights and a high-pitched, highly obnoxious ringing. It must have been enough to finally rouse the Boston Red Sox’s offense from its slumber. Through nine innings Wednesday afternoon, the Red Sox’s bats looked dead asleep, having been completely neutralized...
Via NESN.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Back-to-back Red Sox homers in 10th beat Twins

BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Napoli and David Ortiz hit consecutive homers with one out in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied past Minnesota 2-1 Wednesday, sending the Twins to their fifth straight loss. Boston was held to one hit -- a fifth-inning double by Daniel Nava -- before the homers. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th on Chris Parmelee's two-out home...
Via Fox Sports North
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins blank Padres, 2-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven shutout innings and Trevor Plouffe homered in the Minnesota Twins' 2-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Padres starter Tyson Ross (5-4) nearly matched Hughes, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight. Chris Parmelee's sacrifice fly to left in the sixth scored...
Via Fox Sports North
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller’s Rough Series Vs. Twins Not A Major Concern For Red Sox

Andrew Miller continues to throw the ball well for the Boston Red Sox. The only thing the left-handed reliever has to show for it this week is two losses to the Minnesota Twins. Miller, who surrendered a walk-off home run to Chris Parmelee in Tuesday’s series opener at Target Field, suffered another crushing loss in Thursday’s series finale. Aaron Hicks, who entered the game...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 5/14/14

Great news. I have the links right here. The Wild season is over. Infinite sadness. Say, how is the Silverdome doing? Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson is in a lot of trouble. SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 8, Boston 6 – Chris Parmelee hit the walkoff home run, because of course he did. David Ortiz went 4-4 for the Sox. Still glad the Twins stuck with Mientkiewicz. Oakland 11...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Twins Spoil Red Sox Rally With Walk-Off Win

The Boston Red Sox found themselves in a 6-2 hole after five innings on Tuesday night. Instead of laying down, they fought back and tied the game up. Unfortunately though, they couldn’t complete the come-from-behind win when Chris Parmelee hit a two-run walk-off home run off of Andrew Miller for an 8-6 win for the Twins. Jake Peavy was flipped in the rotation from Wednesday to...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Walk this way: Parmelee hits confidence-building game-winning homer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Parmelee has had a bit of a tumultuous career with the Twins. His tenure in Minnesota was exemplified by the way his 2014 season started. Fighting for a roster spot out in spring training, Parmelee instead cleared waivers and began the year in Triple-A Rochester. A hot month of April earned him a call-up to the Twins for another shot in the majors. Given what...
Via Fox Sports North
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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