Twins GM Terry Ryan: We're a long way from .500

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three days ago, the vibe around the Twins' clubhouse was one of stern cognizance, a renewed focus on concocting some sort of momentum out of the All-Star break. Sunday afternoon, it was downright designation. Less profit. More fruitlessness. And the recognition that, for the fourth straight season, Minnesota's in a position to sell, not buy, at the non-waiver...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays sweep Twins, extend winning streak to five

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James Loney had two hits and two RBIs and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth straight with a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Archer (6-5) pitched 6 1-3 innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while walking two and striking out four. Rookie Kirby Yates got two outs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins swept by Rays at home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James Loney had two hits and two RBI and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth straight with a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Archer (6-5) pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while walking two and striking out four. Rookie Kirby Yates got two outs...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 7/13/14

Went to the Futures Game tonight. Left early in the Legends and Celebrities Softball game upon realizing there were no celebrities. I guess if we are going to spin this well, this guy is making the best of a hairy situation.  Henry Rowengartner is recovering a bit of his fastball.  Germany won the World Cup, Argentina rioted. Not the South American nation I expected to devolve...
Via The Rhino and Compass
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of support for Correia as Twins win over Colorado in a rout

Questions have been asked about Kevin Correia throughout the first half of the Twins’ season. When he had an ERA over 6.00 in May, Correia was asked about losing his spot in the rotation. “I’m not above the law,” he replied. Nearly two months later, Correia is churning out quality starts, his ERA is tumbling and teams in need of pitching might call and ask, “Is Correia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Correia tops off quality start with RBI on first hit with Twins

As a National League pitcher for most of his 12-year career, Twins right-hander Kevin Correia had his fair share of hacks in the batter's box. It took until Correia's 50th start in a Minnesota uniform before collecting his first hit as an American League pitcher, and he helped his own cause in the process. Correia not only threw six innings of one-run ball Saturday against...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pull away late, bounce back with win against Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Kevin Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and the Minnesota Twins pulled away late to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Saturday. Correia (5-11) scattered seven hits and cooled off the power-hitting Rockies, who stranded 10 baserunners and were kept in the yard after slugging eight home runs in their previous two games. He walked one...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Here Today, CarGone Tomorrow

Most things that can be enjoyed in life are temporary and fleeting. When it comes to owning Carlos Gonzalez (OF, $4,700) in fantasy, the previous statement couldn't be more accurate. The only thing CarGo is better at than putting up big fantasy numbers is racking up DL stints and games missed. Which is why he is the perfect player for Daily Fantasy formats like DraftKings. When...
Via Razzball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota likely to make Josh Willingham, Kevin Correia available

The Minnesota Twins are quickly falling out of the playoff picture. Having won three of their last 10 games, they now stand at 39-47 and 10.0 games back in the wide open American League Central. With their recent struggles, it makes them a likely seller at this month's trade deadline.Possible trade candidates include outfielder Josh Willingham and pitcher Kevin Correia. Jon Heyman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Willingham, Correia expected to hit market barring Twins turnaround

The Twins haven't started their possible sale yet, but they are starting to tell teams that if they aren't contending later this month they'll make outfielder Josh Willingham and right-handed starter Kevin Correia available, as both are free-agent eligible after the year. The Twins are expected to wait until after the All-Star break before doing any actual selling, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Road weary: Twins' struggles away from home continue in Texas

Ballparks other than Target Field haven't been friendly locales for the Twins of late, and their away woes persisted in a 5-4 defeat Friday night at Texas. If there's one common thread among Minnesota's four straight losses on its current six-game road swing, it's a lack of viable starting pitching. Kevin Correia became the latest Twins rotation man to succumb to...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Swimming against the strikeout tide

Never in the history of Major League Baseball has the strikeout been as prevalent as it is in today's game. The rate has risen every year and 2014 stands to break another record as the average strikeout rate in baseball is 7.73 strikeouts per nine. Even so, there are a few throwbacks to a bygone era whose current strikeout rates would not have been league average unless they...
Via The Flagrant Fan
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitching starting to come around

It's taken nearly three months, but it appears as if the Twins' starting rotation is finally settling into a groove. Minnesota's starting pitching got off to a bumpy start to open the 2014 season, despite the big free-agent signings of Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco. The Twins' offense carried the club through the first month as the rotation struggled to find its footing...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer, Twins edge White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a relatively smooth six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox for the third straight game, 4-3 on Saturday. Glen Perkins pitched another tenuous ninth inning but got his 19th save in 22 tries after giving up two runs to blow one the night before. Adam...
Via Fox Sports North
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' offense left seeing red in Boston

On a night when Minnesota's Kevin Correia turned in a solid outing on the mound, the Twins' offense couldn't back up his performance. Minnesota's bats went quiet Monday at Fenway Park, picking up just three hits -- matching a season low -- in a 1-0 loss to Boston to open a three-game series. It was the fourth time the Twins have been shut out this season, and this...
Via Fox Sports North
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Tickets For Series Vs Twins Available For 54% Below Season Avg

The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have both had their struggles on the field this season. Entering this series, Boston is nine games out of first place in the American League East. The difference between the two teams is the Twins were never expected to do much, while the Red Sox are coming off a World Series victory last season.Now the Twins are on the Red Sox schedule for...
Via RedSoxLife
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins, Correia escape jams to shut out Toronto

Brett Lawrie singled. So did Dioner Navarro. Then one out later, Anthony Gose — the ninth-place batter hitting .229 — drew a walk to load the bases in the second inning Tuesday night. Kevin Correia was in a jam, again. The way his season has been going, a crooked-number inning seemed like a lock. But Correia escaped with a little nifty glovework, then carved out a much-needed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran Correia shows grit in Twins road win

After Kevin Correia's latest clunker last week, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked about Correia's spot in the rotation. Minnesota's skipper gave the veteran pitcher a vote of confidence, saying Correia was going to remain as one of the team's starters. Five days later, Correia showed he indeed belongs to stay in the starting rotation. Minnesota's right-hander...
Via Fox Sports North
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dozier's homer leads Twins past Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Tuesday night. Newly signed slugger Kendrys Morales had two hits and scored a run as the Twins avoided falling a season-worst five games below .500. The Blue Jays were shut out for the third time in four games. For the second...
Via Fox Sports North
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers salvage split with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer against his former team to spark Milwaukee's comeback, and the Brewers hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Thursday. Khris Davis hit a two-run homer off Kevin Correia (2-7) for the lead in the sixth inning to pull Brewers starter Wily Peralta (5-5) out of an early deficit built by Oswaldo Arcia's grand slam. Jonathan...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Correia overcomes early trouble, matches Yankees' Tanaka

Minnesota Twins' starter Kevin Correia knew he was matching up with New York Yankees Japanese import and early season sensation Masahiro Tanaka. Correia and Tanaka had matched up against each other in Spring Training. It's hard to miss what Tanaka has done in his first two months in major league baseball. Correia knew he couldn't let his team get behind early. Then Correia...
Via Fox Sports North
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Twins (5/31/14)

(Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) Masahiro Tanaka (7-1, 2.29 ERA) takes the mound against Kevin Correia (2-6, 6.35 ERA) in an afternoon game at the stadium. Tanaka bounced back from his first loss in two years with a great outing against the White Sox. He allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings for his seventh win of the year and threw a season high 118 pitches. “I don’t...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins starters aiding bullpen by going deeper into games

No bullpen threw more innings in 2013 than the Minnesota Twins. That's because no starting rotation struggled more last year more than Minnesota's. Despite adding a few pieces to the rotation this offseason, that trend appeared as if it would continue early on in 2014. Several of the starters failed to get deep into games, and manager Ron Gardenhire had to dip into his bullpen...
Via Fox Sports North
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, May 23

Last time out against the Twins, Felix Hernandez stopped a four-start stretch of mediocrity going 8 IP with 2 ER and 5 K. Surpise, surprise — he’s on top of Friday’s rankings. Edwin Jackson draws the Padres and lands second in the rankings with a 128 rating. San Diego was just held to three total runs in two games against the Twins, who started Kevin Correia and Phil Hughes...
Via Baseball Professor
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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