Twins Injury Update: Oswaldo Arcia sits due to illness

The Minnesota Twins pounded the Colorado Rockies in their last game before the All-Star break by the score of 13-5. The win improved the Twins two 44-50 on the season, fourth in the American League Central. Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with four RBI for the Twins. Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Escobar each added three hits in an 18 hit attack. The Twins were without right fielder Oswaldo...
Via MLB Injury News
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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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part...
Via Down with Goldy
5 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins players bobble heads like bobbleheads in odd commercial

The Minnesota Twins organization have developed a great reputation for coming up with creative, offbeat and quirky commercials over the years that have raised the bar for MLB teams when it comes to putting out immensely entertaining promotional spots (see here and here and here for a primer). The team’s most recent commercial promoting […] The post Twins players shake heads like...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arcia homers, but Twins lose to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Garrett Richards pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning to win his fourth straight decision, Kole Calhoun had a two-run double and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. Howie Kendrick had an RBI single, and Erick Aybar got two hits and stole two bases as Los Angeles won for the 14th time...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting pitching has helped Tigers escape four-week slump

DETROIT -- The MVP of Detroit's series win over Minnesota, if we're honest about it, was probably Twins rightfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who helped the Tigers score several runs on Saturday and Sunday with his unique approach to playing balls hit over his head. Arcia's final misplay led directly to the winning run in Detroit's 4-3 victory on Sunday, dropping a deep fly...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive miscues prove costly for Twins in Detroit

What seemed like a pair of catchable fly balls turned into adventures for the Minnesota Twins in right field -- and two crucial runs for the Detroit Tigers. The winning run in the Tigers' 4-3 victory came one batter after Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia dropped a deep fly ball off the bat of Detroit's Victor Martinez. The Tigers slugger was slow out of the batter's...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2012.65 Postgame: Tigers 4, Twins 3

A series win is a series win. Player of the game should be Oswaldo Arcia. Porcello was dominant for most of the afternoon, and note that all three 6th inning runs were scored with two outs. Having him go 7 after using up every clown in the car last night was huge. Joba and Nathan didn’t go quietly, but they escaped. Regarding Nathan – I’d like to point out a) his ERA was 6...
Via Tigers Weblog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftStreet Picks: Tuesday, Jun 10

A great start to yesterday gave way to a disappointing evening, and in the end we finished 953-of-2,037 in the $4,000 guarantee contest. That was our only GPP entry of the day, though, so we split most of our double-ups and pretty much broke even. Given how high-scoring yesterday was, I really even 70 points would have disappointed me! Our three hidden players were Troy Tulowitzki...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arcia brings dash of flare, loads of power to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Oswaldo Arcia took a second to admire his work. The Twins right fielder had just crushed a ball almost clear out of Target Field for his first career grand slam, and he wanted to make sure he saw the ball land more than 400 feet from home plate. As he started his home run trot, Arcia first did a little hop before continuing on his way to first base. It's that little...
Via Fox Sports North
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 6/6/14

Hello everyone. Nobody is cramping up, right? The Twins drafted a fella named Nick Gordon yesterday.  North Carolina is a good school, it sounds.  The French Open is working about as expected on the men’s side. SCOREBOARD Norwegian Cup Ranheim 4, Rosenborg 3 – I mean, seriously, what the hell. MLB Milwaukee 8, Minnesota 5 – Oswaldo Arcia hit a grand slam, then got hurt.
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Oswaldo Arcia exits with sprained ankle

Oswaldo Arcia hit a grand slam, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Twins' Thursday night's 8-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In what Twins manager Ron Gardenhire called "a bad play all around," Arcia rolled his ankle trying to turn back for second base and was tagged out as Trevor Plouffe "inexplicably" struck out tying to lay down a drag bunt...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 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...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Arcia leaves game with sprained right ankle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has a sprained right ankle, forcing him out of the game against Milwaukee. Arcia was hurt Thursday after leading off the sixth inning with a double. When Trevor Plouffe whiffed on his bunt attempt, the Brewers caught Arcia with too big a lead off second base. Arcia rolled his right ankle when he tried to plant his foot...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arcia's bat lifts Twins to another win over Milwaukee

Ricky Nolasco threw 89 decent, good or great pitches Wednesday night, mostly the latter, and one really bad one. With that kind of ratio, he’s not going to obsess over the baseball that landed 400 feet away. Especially since Oswaldo Arcia hit one that might have traveled farther. “I’m not going to let one pitch ruin my night,” Nolasco said after Arcia erased the righthander’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hitters come through in clutch in hardfought win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A common refrain heard inside the Twins' locker room lately has been the need to come up with timely hits with runners in scoring position. After the offense carried the slumping pitching staff in April, the bats failed to come through regularly in May and left plenty of runners on base. Finally, Minnesota got a few key hits in that situation Wednesday. Four of...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arcia leads Twins over Brewers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Oswaldo Arcia drove in four runs, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, to push the Minnesota Twins past Milwaukee 6-4 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in the last eight meetings with the Brewers. Arcia hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, going deep for the third time in 10 games since his recall from Triple-A, and Josh Willingham...
Via Fox Sports North
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup Maximizer: Don’t Squander Saunders

Speaking generally, more than just to help you maximize your lineup's potential, my plan for this column is also to use it to start discussions over whatever enters my mind about fantasy baseball. Things like the pros and cons of Yahoo vs Espn vs other fantasy service providers, developing a model to predict which relievers will pitch on a given day, or which players will benefit...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Rundown

Oswaldo Arcia has been very hitterish thus far. We’re starting off something new here that we expect to do once a week or maybe even twice a week if it’s good fun. We are big fantasy baseball folks here; we’re just going to do some commentary on a lot of the league and where we gauge the pulse with guys right now. Starting us off today is the man pictured above; OSWALD! Oswaldo...
Via Diamond Hoggers
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins earn win with home run derby against Yankees

The New York Yankees are sometimes referred to as the Bronx Bombers, and they've hit their fair share of home runs against the Twins over the years. On Friday, though, it was Minnesota launching bombs in a 6-1 win at Yankee Stadium. For the first time all season, the Twins -- who had the fifth-fewest home runs in the majors with 39 prior to Friday -- hit three home runs in a...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins top Yankees behind solid start from Nolasco

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco pitched six solid innings for his first win in more than a month, Oswaldo Arcia homered and threw out a runner at home plate, and the Minnesota Twins flexed some muscle in beating the New York Yankees 6-1 Friday night. Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe also connected against Vidal Nuno (1-2) for the light-hitting Twins, winners for the second time...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 4, Rangers 3: Oswaldo Arcia provides fuel for wild ending

Danny Santana was scared. Not before his game-ending tapper to the mound that Texas closer Joakim Soria bobbled for an error, but just after the Twins had stolen away with a 4-3 walk-off win Tuesday at Target Field. That's when the rookie speedster spotted rally-starter Oswaldo Arcia racing out of the home dugout with a convoy of jubilant teammates behind him. "Arcia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Locked and loaded: Arcia sparks Twins in dramatic victory

MINNEAPOLIS -- Welcome back, Oswaldo Arcia. In just his second game with the Twins since April 4, Arcia provided one of the biggest bats in Minnesota's crazy 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers. On top of his solo homer in the second inning to put the Twins on the board, Arcia doubled to lead off the ninth and scored the tying run against Rangers closer Joakim Soria as Minnesota rallied...
Via Fox Sports North
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Even with additions, Twins offense continues to sputter

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins hoped that the additions of Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham back into the lineup would help boost a struggling offense. Even with those two sluggers back and healthy, Minnesota's lineup faltered once again. The Twins scored just two runs in Monday's 7-2 loss to the visiting Texas Rangers. Dating back to last Wednesday's 2-0 win against...
Via Fox Sports North
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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