Gomes goes for more against Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco's return to the mound last week didn't give the Minnesota Twins any more confidence in what he can do. The same can be said about his first two outings against the Cleveland Indians as he served up homers to Yan Gomes in both. Gomes was the hitting star in the opener of this three-game set and will try to add to Nolasco's misery Wednesday night at Target...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gomes goes for more against Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco's return to the mound last week didn't give the Minnesota Twins any more confidence in what he can do. The same can be said about his first two outings against the Cleveland Indians as he served up homers to Yan Gomes in both. Gomes was the hitting star in the opener of this three-game set and will try to add to Nolasco's misery Wednesday night at Target...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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What will the Twins rotation look like next season?

The Twins, at 11 games out of first place, are at a point where they can safely begin thinking of next year. I do believe that it’s important to continue to show strides this year. As many complaints as they have had, they haven’t hit their late season swoon yet, and they have a very good chance at 70 wins this season. It would show the players on the roster that there is hope...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco activated from disabled list

The Minnesota Twins entered a weekend series against the Kansas Cit Royals with a record of 54-65, last in the American League Central. The Twins have held their own offensively, ranked 12th in the league in runs scored. What's hindered them all season is a pitching staff that is near the bottom in ERA. Injuries have taken their toll, as Mike Pelfrey is on the 60-day disabled...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's return spoiled by 'one bad inning'

MINNEAPOLIS -- At first, it seemed more than a month of recuperation had done Ricky Nolasco some good. Then a familiar face displayed a sliver of his 2012 self. Former Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, back at Target Field for the first time since being traded Monday to Kansas City, provided the game-turning swing in a 6-5 Royals victory that nudged the American League Central Division...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco activated by Twins, starts vs Royals

MINNAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have activated Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list and put him right back into the rotation. Nolasco was starting Friday night against Kansas City. The right-hander started two games and allowed three runs in 9 1-3 innings during a rehabilitation stint at Class A Cedar Rapids. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million free agent contract with the...
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4 days ago  |  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....
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11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Nolasco on DL, recall Herrmann

One day after it was announced that Ricky Nolasco has been dealing with a sore elbow, the Minnesota Twins placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. To take Nolasco's place on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Nolasco, who lasted just two innings Sunday against the Yankees, had not made any...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Sam Fuld, Miguel Sano

Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after finally admitting he has been dealing with elbow problems since spring training, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Assistant GM Rob Antony told Berardino that Nolasco has been dealing with soreness and finds it difficult to get loose:“After some coaxing he finally admitted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Monday: Nolasco to undergo MRI on elbow

One day after Ricky Nolasco's worst outing in a Twins uniform, it was revealed that Minnesota's right-hander has been pitching through an injury. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday told reporters in Seattle that Nolasco will have an MRI in Minneapolis on his right elbow after experiencing elbow soreness. Nolasco didn't make any mention of elbow problems when he met...
Via Fox Sports North
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Nolasco encouraged by solid start

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a night when Minnesota's offense exploded in a 10-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins' starting pitching may seemingly be a non-factor. But given the way things had gone for right-hander Ricky Nolasco this season, Tuesday's outing was an encouraging one. Though he was given plenty of run support, it was important for Nolasco to get through six...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pound lifeless Royals, 10-2

Wow. This was the stinker that hopefully the Royals can flush from their memory rather quickly. Really quickly. After playing a month of pretty good baseball, the Royals turned in their worst game in several weeks during a 10-2 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The Royals faced the worst pitcher in all of baseball -- at least, statistically -- in Ricky Nolasco, and they could do no damage...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals bumble in 10-2 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer drove in two runs before leaving with an injury, Eduardo Nunez homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-2 Tuesday night. Mauer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth inning, but was noticeably limping as he ran to second base. The team said he has a strained muscle on his...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolasco hit hard as Twins rotation struggles again

After nearly two weeks of solid starting pitching, the Twins rotation hit a wall in the first two games against the Angels. Things didn't get much better in the series finale. Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco couldn't play the role of stopper for the Twins, as he allowed six runs on 11 hits and Los Angeles swept the three-game series with a 6-4 win on Thursday. It raised...
Via Fox Sports North
June 26, 2014  |  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
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays claim Angel Sanchez off waivers from Marlins

A year ago Angel Sanchez was considered the highlight of a trade package that sent Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Dodgers. A few days ago he was placed on waivers. The Tampa Bay Rays claimed the 24-year-old pitcher and have assigned him to Double-A. In eight starts at that level this season Sanchez has posted an uninspiring 0-8 record to go with a 6.88 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Obviously...
Via Tireball.com
June 13, 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 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

Preview: Yankees vs Twins (5/30/14)

The Bombers come back to the Bronx for a seven game homestand after an 11 game road trip to take on the Twins. Vidal Nuno (1-1, 5.49 ERA) gets the ball first to take on Ricky Nolasco (2-5, 6.12 ERA). Nuno was able to give the Yanks seven innings in his last start against the White Sox, his longest outing of the season. He allowed three runs in the no decision and pitched a season...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rough up Nolasco for season-high seven earned runs

The forest green seats, the iconic Coke bottle and ball and glove in left field, the picturesque bay in the background -- all have been gracious toward California native Ricky Nolasco during his 10-year tenure in the majors. If Sunday was any indication, Nolasco's worn out his welcome at AT&T Park. Completing a three-game, interleague sweep, the Giants roughed up Nolasco...
Via Fox Sports North
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Hughes takes reigns as leader

Phil Hughes Near the beginning of the season, it had looked like the Minnesota Twins’ leading starting pitcher was going to be Kyle Gibson. Now, with one week left in the second month of regular season play, it looks like the reigns have been taken over by Phil Hughes. A few weeks ago, I had said that Gibson was on the path to becoming the next Johan Santana for the Twins pitching...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

With no run support, Nolasco slapped with loss after complete game

MINNEAPOLIS -- If you were told that Ricky Nolasco would pitch a complete game for the Minnesota Twins on Friday against Baltimore, you'd probably assume he'd end up as the winning pitcher. After all, that was the case in his previous nine complete games throughout his major league career. On a night when Minnesota and its taxed bullpen needed Nolasco to go deep, he went...
Via Fox Sports North
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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