MIKE PELFREY NEWS

Twins' three-game win streak snapped in 4-2 loss to Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ian Kinsler had a leadoff homer, a double and three RBIs to back David Price's eight innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Thursday night. Price (9-2) struck out eight in his final start before going to the All-Star Game. He allowed five hits and two unearned runs. Yoenis Cespedes added two hits and an RBI for the Tigers. Joakim Soria earned...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: July 9

​ It’s a short slate of action across MLB with just 20 of 30 teams in action, but there’s still more than enough pitching to go around. Check ’em out: Garrett Richards (LAA) vs. Felix Hernandez (SEA) 10:10 p.m. ET Richards’ ride back from a catastrophic leg injury has been somewhat smooth, with his bumpiest month being June with a 4.19 ERA. Grounders are up for...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: July 7

There isn’t a ton of top-end action on this baseball Tuesday, but there’s more than enough ace potential to keep you engaged. Check ’em out: Johnny Cueto (CIN) vs. Max Scherzer (WAS) 7:05 p.m. ET Here’s a matchup of the guy on the cusp of being paid facing off against the guy who is freshly paid. Cueto, who is consistently one of the toughest pitchers in all of baseball...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' lead over Twins falls to 3 1/2 games after 5-3 loss at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the other run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' pitching woes return in loss to Reds

Using relievers becomes tricky enough in interleague play when the potential need for a pinch hitter arises. A short outing by the starting pitcher doesn't make things any easier. For the second time in four games, the Minnesota Twins' bullpen was forced into action plenty early in a National League park. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey lasted two-plus innings Monday -- his shortest start...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds outslug Twins, 11-7

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight runs...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Split the difference: Mike Pelfrey's revival due to revamped splitter grip

There have been a few surprises on this year's Minnesota Twins team. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been among the biggest. One pitch is largely responsible for Pelfrey's revival, too. It was during spring training this year when Pelfrey -- who missed most of last season with an injury -- talked with new bullpen coach Eddie Guardado about a particular pitch. Pelfrey knew that Guardado...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: starting pitching edition

In my last article, I wrote about the abundance of good starting pitchers the Minnesota Twins currently possess. Of their five current starters, that also includes Ervin Santana and Ricky Nolasco. That makes for seven starting pitchers looking to fill five spots in the rotation. This gives the Twins plenty of options to either send some starters to the bullpen, AAA or trade them...
Via isportsweb.com
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Mike Pelfrey ward off sunflower seeds during dugout interview with stylish hat

Mike Pelfrey is a cagey veteran when it comes to dugout interviews. He showed us this much during Friday's Twins-Cubs game, when his teammates attempted to foil his in-game interview with the 'ole sunflower seed prank. But Pelfrey, however, came prepared. As the seeds began to fall, the right-hander politely stopped the interview and pulled out of his pocket a beekeeper hat, which...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Rangers

The Minnesota Twins' lone win in the last seven games came with Mike Pelfrey on the mound. Mired in their longest skid of the season, the Twins will look to him for yet another strong performance Saturday against the Texas Rangers. Minnesota (33-27) had won nine of 12 to move to the top of the AL Central before a 1-6 stretch dropped it two games behind Kansas City. The Twins opened...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey has been everything the Twins wanted

The Minnesota Twins are somehow eight games over .500 and just one game back of the first-place Kansas City Royals in the tough American League Central. Their offense has been unbelievably clutch and their pitching has exceeded expectations. Much of that has to do with a man named Mike Pelfrey. As soon as the Minnesota Twins announced Pelfrey would take suspended Ervin Santana...
Via Bloguin Best
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey has been everything the Twins wanted

The Minnesota Twins are somehow eight games over .500 and just one game back of the first-place Kansas City Royals in the tough American League Central. Their offense has been unbelievably clutch and their pitching has exceeded expectations. Much of that has to do with a man named Mike Pelfrey. As soon as the Minnesota Twins announced Pelfrey would take suspended Ervin Santana...
Via The Outside Corner
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey continues 2015 dominance with 8 inning shutout; Showing New York failures can find success

After pitching eight innings of shutout ball against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, Minnesota Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey lowered his earned run average to 2.28, which is good for 10th best in the majors, and improved to 5-2 on the season for the surprising first-place Twins. Pelfrey, who is in his third season with the Twins, had not found much success in his first two seasons...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers offense stymied, no sweep over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar had RBI for the Twins, who otherwise struggled with runners on base. Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 21st save in as many...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelfrey tosses 8 strong innings, Twins blank Brewers 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar had RBIs for the Twins, who otherwise struggled with runners on base. Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 21st save in as many...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: the surprise team nobody seems to notice

Look at the AL Central standings and tell me who sits atop that division. It’s not the Kansas City Royals who everybody seems to be praising nor is it the Detroit Tigers who people never like to count out. It’s the Minnesota Twins and they lead the division in June. The shameful thing is the Twins don’t seem to be getting any credit for this. People are talking about the Houston...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey Looking to Continue 2015 Success

Mike Pelfrey was 5-16 with a 5.56 ERA after two years in a Minnesota Twins uniform, but his third season in the Twin Cities is off to a convincingly better start. The veteran righty is currently 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA and Pelfrey is coming off one of his best starts since joining the Twins. He’ll take the ball once again tonight and get to face the same team he defeated in that last...
Via Baseball Essential
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelfrey helps Twins keep winning, 2-1 over Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night. After rain delayed the game's first pitch for 1 hour, 21 minutes, Minnesota jumped on Clay Buchholz (2-6) for three doubles and two runs in the first. That was...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Look to Start Winning Streak vs St. Louis Cardinals

Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall hits an RBI-single off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Cleveland. Carlos Santana scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) After losing three of their last four, the Cleveland Indians look to start a multi-game win streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. And while the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, May 11

Friday’s Official Lineup was assigned a risk level of 6 because of the security of the day’s featured starting pitcher, Gio Gonzalez. I also loved the security of the Indians stack against Mike Pelfrey and, almost as important, a bad Twins bullpen. Pelfrey was good, holding the Indians to 2 ER over 7 IP, but he didn’t strike out a single batter. In fact, the Twins as a pitching...
Via Baseball Professor
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Twins are over .500. The hell?

Though being one game over .500 isn't exactly blowing up the league, the Twins had extremely low expectations with a Vegas over/under of 70.5 wins, so being on pace to win something like 84 games represents a substantially better season than expected.  One can't help but wonder how they got here, and if we can expect it to last and maybe see some semi-meaningful baseball in September...
Via Down with Goldy
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins rally in seventh inning to tame Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey turned in his second consecutive strong start, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Pelfrey (2-0) begrudgingly started the season in the bullpen after spending most of 2014 on the disabled list. He struck out seven and allowed one earned run on...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelfrey sharp again in start, Twins beat Tigers 3-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Pelfrey turned in his second consecutive strong start, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Pelfrey (2-0) begrudgingly started the season in the bullpen after spending most of 2014 on the disabled list. He struck out seven and allowed one earned run on three...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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