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Twins Rumors: Minnesota to address rotation

2014 was yet another miserable season -- pitching wise --  for the Minnesota Twins. Heading into 2014, the Twin's plan was to have a rotation anchored by veterans. Phil Hughes produced a quality season, but other starters like Kevin Correia, Ricky Nolasco, and Kyle Gibson all struggled. The Twin Cities could be a potential landing spot for one of the free agent market's...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Nolasco after loss: 'It's been a terrible year'

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a mostly disappointing first year with the Twins, the hope was that Ricky Nolasco would finish the 2014 season on a high note. After two strong outings before Monday's start, that appeared to be the trend. But Nolasco was hit hard in the series opener against the Diamondbacks, allowing five runs on nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings as Arizona took the first...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Collementer wins 11th as D-backs stop slide

MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Trumbo's two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco (5-12) -- his fourth homer in the last 11 games -- capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks, who are 7-11 in interleague...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins drop opener to Diamondbacks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Trumbo's two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco (5-12) -- his fourth homer in the last 11 games -- capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks, who are 7-11 in interleague...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Twins Preview

Barring something unforeseen, the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks will finish at the bottom of their respective divisions. The Diamondbacks also have a chance at finishing with a pair of ugly skids. With a resurgent Ricky Nolasco on the mound, Minnesota will try to send Arizona to its season high-tying seventh loss in a row and 11th straight away from home in Monday'...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians-Twins rained out, doubleheader Thursday

CLEVELAND -- Wednesday's Indians-Twins game has been postponed and will be made up as a traditional doubleheader on Thursday starting at 12:05 p.m. This is the third game that has been postponed at Progressive Field this season -- the others were April 7 against San Diego and Aug. 12 vs. Arizona. All have been made up as traditional doubleheaders. This is the first time in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians doubleheader tomorrow on SportsTime Ohio

Indians Live pregame show begins at 11:30am The Cleveland Indians game tonight against the Minnestoa Twins was postponed due to inclement weather and is rescheduled as the second half of a traditional doubleheader tomorrow, beginning at 12:00pm. SportsTime Ohio will carry both games, beginning with Indians Live pregame show at 11:30am. Pitching matchups: Corey Kluber vs. Kyle Gibson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot-hitting Twins limited by dismal starting pitching

The Twins' 12-8 loss Sunday to Baltimore was a microcosm of how Minnesota's month of August went: plenty of offense, not nearly enough pitching. On a day when the Twins scored eight runs and finished with 15 hits, it should have been enough for the pitching staff to earn the win, or at least hang in the game. But right-hander Ricky Nolasco served up eight runs in five-plus...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals need to take advantage of final series with last-place Minny

Having lost back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month, the Kansas City Royals will try to keep that skid brief by continuing their success against the Minnesota Twins. In Tuesday night's series opener, the AL Central leaders will also get to face Ricky Nolasco, who was lackluster against Kansas City in his return from the disabled list less than two weeks ago. The...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals need to take advantage of final series with last-place Minny

Having lost back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month, the Kansas City Royals will try to keep that skid brief by continuing their success against the Minnesota Twins. In Tuesday night's series opener, the AL Central leaders will also get to face Ricky Nolasco, who was lackluster against Kansas City in his return from the disabled list less than two weeks ago. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins-Royals Preview

Having lost back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month, the Kansas City Royals will try to keep that skid brief by continuing their success against the Minnesota Twins. In Tuesday night's series opener, the AL Central leaders will also get to face Ricky Nolasco, who was lackluster against Kansas City in his return from the disabled list less than two weeks ago. The...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Deal for Matt Garza Looking Good for Brewers

The contracts given to Ubaldo Jimenez, Ricky Nolasco and Matt Garza by the Orioles, Twins and Brewers, respectively, were remarkably similar. Each called for at least four years and roughly $12.5 million per year, then the going rate for what the offseason market deemed to be middle-tier but still highly valuable starters. The deal between Jimenez and the Orioles looks to be a straight...
Via Brewers Bar
August 21, 2014  |  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 AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 17, 2014  |  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
August 16, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
August 16, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 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 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
August 05, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 02, 2014  |  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
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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