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Two StartaPalooza, Week 26: Goodnight and Good Luck

So here we are, the last week of the season. If you're playing now, you're in the money game of your head-to-head league, or you're in a dog fight to pull ahead in the roto standings. I've said this for the last three weeks but, congratulations! You did something right. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say there are a few things you definitely didn'...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sometimes, there’s nobody to blame

The abrupt end to the Twins successful decade came in 2011. In the offseason between 2010 and 2011, they had one incredible misstep, trading JJ Hardy and replacing him with Tsuyoshi Nishioka. As bad as this was, it wasn’t the only reason the Twins started their slide to irrelevance. Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Denard Span, Scott Baker and Nishioka (who never had a chance to get...
Via The Rhino and Compass
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer aggravates injured shoulder

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 6-4. The win improved the Twins to 60-77, last in the American League Central. Joe Mauer lead the Twins' attack going 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. The bad news is that he aggravated a shoulder injury. Mauer played the entire game as the designated hitter and there is no word if he'll need...
Via MLB Injury News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer has 4 RBIs to lead Twins over Orioles, 6-4

BALTIMORE (AP) Joe Mauer drove in four runs, Phil Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 6-4 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep. Nelson Cruz hit his major-league leading 36th home run and Nick Hundley had a three-run shot for the AL East-leading Orioles, who lost for only the second time in eight games. Mauer tripled...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer Imposter Slugs Twins Past Astros 3-1

The Twins were able to keep the Astros offense quiet while their own offense was led by someone pretending to be Joe Mauer, because we all know Mauer doesn't hit home runs, right? This year, Kyle Gibson has either been really, really good, or he's been awful. Today was an example of the former as he allowed only one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Twins beat the Astros 3-1....
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer powers Twins past Astros

With one swing of the bat, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer not only extended his season-high hitting streak to 15 games, but he also tallied career hit No. 1,500. And that wasn't close to Mauer's biggest hit of the afternoon Wednesday in Houston. Mauer also hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie as the Twins went on to top the Astros by...
Via Fox Sports North
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer goes deep as Twins beat Astros, 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Joe Mauer homered to break a scoreless game in the sixth inning and Kyle Gibson gave up one run in 7 2-3 innings to propel the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mauer hit a 2-2 pitch into the right field bullpen off Brett Oberholtzer (4-8) to make it 1-0. He extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first inning single. Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer returns from DL, leads Twins over Astros

  Monday was a day of ups and downs for Joe Mauer. Luckily for Minnesota's star first baseman the long day ended on a positive note. Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Mauer was elated to rejoin his team after a 34-game stint on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer sparks Twins upon return

Joe Mauer recently missed more than a month with a pesky oblique injury. In his return to the Twins lineup Monday in Houston, Minnesota's first baseman showed zero signs of rust. Mauer went 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to lift the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Astros in the series opener in his first game since July 1. After struggling to score...
Via Fox Sports North
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Astros, 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) -- Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. A pair of walks by Josh Fields (2-5) left runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth when Mauer hit a groundball single to left field scored Jordan Schafer. Brian...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Astros, 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) -- Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. A pair of walks by Josh Fields (2-5) left runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth when Mauer hit a groundball single to left field scored Jordan Schafer. Brian...
Via Fox Sports North
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer leads Twins to 4-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. A pair of walks by Josh Fields (2-5) left runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth when Mauer hit a groundball single to left field scored Jordan Schafer. Brian...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Twins to activate Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer will join the Minnesota Twins Monday after missing five weeks with a strained right oblique, according to a report from Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The Twins plan to activate Mauer from the 15-day DL, and he will meet the team in Houston. The six-time All-Star and former MVP is hitting a career low .271 this season, with a .695 OPS and just two home runs. Mauer played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer on his way to Houston to rejoin team

First baseman Joe Mauer got through his rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids without any issues and remains on track to be activated from the 15-day disabled list to rejoin the Twins on Monday in Houston. Mauer, who has been on the DL with a strained right oblique since July 2, went 2-for-4 Saturday while playing nine innings at first base for a second straight game. Mauer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Joe Mauer toiling for family in Cedar Rapids

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Minnesota Twins took on the San Diego Padres on Tuesday at Target Field, plenty of Twins fans were glued to what was going on five hours south of the Twin Cities. That's where Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) and pitcher Ricky Nolasco (elbow) were playing with the Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels -- managed by Joe's older brother, Jake -- as...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox entrenched in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-59. Having lost nine of their past 13 games, the Twins have struggled offensively, scoring just 33 runs in the 13 games since the All-Star break. Pitching hasn't been much better, ranked 27th in the league in ERA. Help could be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Joe Mauer

The Minnesota Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-57. The Twins pitching staff, which is 27th in the league in ERA, has improved the past two games, allowing a combined four runs on Monday and Tuesday. On the injury front, there is good news regarding Ricky Nolasco and Joe Mauer...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins name teen with heart condition honorary manager in ‘Little Big League’ tribute (vid)

The Minnesota Twins wanted to something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary this month of the film, “Little Big League.” To do so, the team went above and beyond simply doing something hokey and instead utilized the anniversary of the movie to lift the spirits of an ill 14-year-old baseball fan. “Little Big League” of […] The post Twins name teen with heart condition...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Phil Hughes, Kohl Stewart

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox on Friday by the score of 9-5. The loss dropped the Twins to 46-56, last in the American League Central. The Twins continue to be hurt by their pitching staff which is 27th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is some good news regarding the staff, as Phil Hughes is not expected to miss a start after being hit in the shin by a batted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving...
Via MLB Injury News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

It was only a game of soft-toss in the infield, followed by fielding a few ground balls, including a handful while on his knees. But for the Twins and their injured first baseman, Joe Mauer’s light workout Saturday was an excellent sign. “At least he’s [doing] baseball activity,” General Manager Terry Ryan said. “Let’s wait and see what he comes in feeling like tomorrow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hirsute Twins fan is back after swapping No. 7 for No. 2

Two years ago, a Twins fan created a rather unique Joe Mauer jersey when he shaved the Minnesota catcher's name and No. 7 into his back hair at a game in Kansas City. It appears he's back -- no pun intended -- and he's got a new jersey. A fan was spotted at Friday's game in Denver between the Mariners and Twins with the name "DOZIER" shaved into his upper...
Via Fox Sports North
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Still sore, Mauer unsure of recovery timetable

First baseman Joe Mauer is making progress with his strained right oblique, but he is not expected to be ready to return to action right after the All-Star break, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday. Mauer has been on the DL since July 2, and he is eligible to return once the All-Star break ends, on July 18. Mauer has been getting treatment on his oblique at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer not expected back after break

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies coming off a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. The win improved the Twins to 42-49 on the season. The Twins are trying to overcome a pitching staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. It will not get any easier for the Twins without first baseman Joe Mauer, who has been out since the beginning of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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