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A Sample Size Of What The Twins Might Be in 2015

Photo Credit: Keith Allison They say you can get an accurate read on well a team is after 30 games. Let’s cut that in half and let the judging begin after 15 on the Minnesota Twins. First we look at just straight forward results. All the Twins games have been against division foes. The AL Central was considered the toughest division in baseball by many entering the 2015 season...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelfrey gets 1st win since 2013 as Twins beat Royals 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It had been a while since Mike Pelfrey saw a `W' next to his game in the box score. Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. ''We needed a lift, and Mike gave us one,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''He seemed to get strong as the game went on...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals can't manage sweep, lose 3-0 to Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run. Pelfrey's last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins blank Royals, 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run. Pelfrey's last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look for another series sweep tonight against Twins

Led by baseball's highest-scoring offense and most dominant bullpen, the Kansas City Royals are enjoying their best start in 12 years. They'll go for already their third series sweep Wednesday night against the visiting Minnesota Twins. Kansas City (11-3) followed Monday's 7-1 win with a more dramatic 6-5 victory Tuesday, continuing its best start since opening 16-3 in 2003. Mike...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Series Summary No. 4: L-W-L and gratitude for picture-in-picture

The good news going into the Cleveland Indians’ fourth series of 2015 is that they weren’t scheduled to face any left-handed starters. The bad news is that it didn’t seem to matter. They still couldn’t hit. Over the three games in Minneapolis, the Twins started Mike Pelfrey, Phil Hughes, and Trevor May, all righties. They all had solid starts and between them and the Twins’...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins seek to continue new trend vs. Indians

The first week of the 2015 Minnesota Twins season was about as bad anyone could have drawn it up.  Infielders forgetting to touch the base before throwing the ball to first on a double play attempt, outfielders taking awkward routes to fly balls only to have them fall in for doubles, missed opportunities with runners in scoring position and countless other mental and physical errors...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri State Righty Jon Harris Shows First Round Ability

While it is generally regarded as a basketball conference, the Missouri Valley Conference has had a penchant for producing quality professional baseball prospects.  Wichita State is the most well-renowned program both in terms of collegiate success and high-end talent (Casey Gillaspie, Conor Gillaspie, Mike Pelfrey and Braden Looper, among others), but Missouri State University...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Opening day edition

Here is a recap of the last week on news for the Minnesota Twins. — Newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana was suspended on Friday afternoon for a positive steroid test. He will forfeit approximately six million dollars as part of the unpaid suspension. He tested positive for Stanozolol, which first made it’s way onto the scene when Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 4/5

Here is a wrap up of the last week of news for the Minnesota Twins. On Saturday, the Twins announced that Tommy Milone will be the fifth starting pitcher. The move means that Mike Pelfrey will begin the season in the bullpen. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, Pelfrey wants to be traded as opposed to pitching out of the bullpen. It seems like Pelfrey has a legitimate gripe...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelfrey Upset with Bullpen Role, Twins Announce Multiple Lineup Decisions

The Minnesota Twins entered camp with a number of position battles and the dust has settled all across the board after first year manager Paul Molitor has declared winners this morning. The most talked about position battle this spring was the fight for the fifth and final spot in the team’s starting rotation. 28-year-old Tommy Milone entered camp as the favorite and has officially...
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Twins (8-9) at Phillies (9-10)

Minnesota Twins (8-7) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-6)  Starting Pitchers:PHI: David Buchanan vs.NYY: Mike Pelfrey Time: 1:05 EST, Bright House FieldTV: TCNWeather: Cloudy with possible rain, 71Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:  It was announced this morning that Aaron Nola (7th overall pick, 2014) will start Friday against the Yankees. Severino Gonzalez is slated...
Via Phillies Nation
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey making 5th starter decision very difficult

Tommy Milone was the favorite to be named the Minnesota Twins fifth starter when pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training and he has done everything right to earn the spot, not allowing an earned run through five innings on the mound. The funny thing is, Mike Pelfrey has thrown his hat into the ring and turned many heads as he has been equally impressive so far this spring...
Via Baseball Essential
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey throws glove to first to record out

We’ve seen this happen plenty of times before, but it never fails to amuse me. Adeiny Hechavarria smacked a chopper back to the mound…and Mike Pelfrey couldn’t get the ball out of his glove. Naturally, he did what you’re taught to do – he threw the whole glove over to Joe Mauer at first base. I had no idea that Hechavarria could hit a ball that hard. He’s not exactly...
Via The Outside Corner
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey throws glove to first to record out

We’ve seen this happen plenty of times before, but it never fails to amuse me. Adeiny Hechavarria smacked a chopper back to the mound…and Mike Pelfrey couldn’t get the ball out of his glove. Naturally, he did what you’re taught to do – he threw the whole glove over to Joe Mauer at first base. I had no idea that Hechavarria could hit a ball that hard. He’s not exactly...
Via Bloguin Best
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelfrey anxious to prove himself with Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The 2014 season was a tad short for Mike Pelfrey. "I was feeling good at the end of the year," Pelfrey said Tuesday morning before taking the field for the second day of spring training with the Minnesota Twins. "If the season had been one week longer, I could have pitched." That appears to be his mindset as he approaches the 2015 season. "I feel good," the 6...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Minnesota Twins Position Battles

The Minnesota Twins have lost 90 games or more each of the last four seasons, but after an offseason where they added a few veterans in free agency, and have one of the best farm systems in baseball below them, there is finally a glimmer of hope in the Twin Cities. But there is still work to be done on the roster, as four key position battles will be sorted out in Spring Training...
Via Baseball Essential
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DePodesta Excited About Mets Shortstop Prospects

If there’s one thing that’s missing from the Mets it’s impact positional prospects. Since the days of David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mets have produced several impact pitchers like Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and even Mike Pelfrey to an extent. What they haven’t been able to do is find major league caliber hitters in their own system. According to Mets vice president of player...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Mets Shortstops Shining During Instructional League

If there’s one thing that’s missing from the Mets it’s impact positional prospects. Since the days of David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mets have produced several impact pitchers like Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and even Mike Pelfrey to an extent. What they haven’t been able to do is find major league caliber hitters in their own system. According to Mets vice president of player...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rotation solution: Drop to four starters?

Ron Gardenhire MN Twins -Photo Credit – Keith Allison By the time they are done with their weekend series against the Oakland Athletics, the Minnesota Twins will have to look ahead to 2015, and how to fix their current woes. Despite investing heavily in the offseason in starting pitching, the team’s starters rank near the bottom of the league for the fourth consecutive year....
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Mike Pelfrey aiming for early September bullpen

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey hopes to throw his first post-surgery bullpen for September 3, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Berardino adds that Pelfrey doesn’t expect to start at any point over the rest of the season, but might be able to work out of the bullpen.Mike Pelfrey hopes to begin playing catch by end of July. Has tentatively circled...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Pelfrey undergoes successful surgery

Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey underwent successful surgery Tuesday to decompress the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, the team announced. Pelfrey, who experienced discomfort in his elbow while on a rehab assignment for a groin injury, met with noted sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. After meeting with Dr. Andrews, it was determined that Pelfrey had ulnar...
Via Fox Sports North
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Mike Pelfrey may need surgery

The Minnesota Twins won the first of a weekend series against the New York Yankees by the score of 6-1. The win improved the Twins to 25-27, third place in the American League Central. The Twins got home runs from Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham as part of a ten-hit attack. Center fielder Danny Santana had to leave the game with an eyelid laceration. In other injury news...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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