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2015 Fantasy Baseball, Week Eight Two-Start Pitchers

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy pools are underway and owners are gearing up for a long summer of ups and downs. A Fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing week. Most pitchers see the mound once a week, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Twins Preview

Scoring first has been a mantra behind the Minnesota Twins' revival. An autograph from a child seems to have sparked Mike Napoli's surge. The surging Twins look for another fast start Monday when they host Napoli and the Boston Red Sox in the opener of this three-game set. Minnesota (25-18) has turned around its season with a 16-6 stretch, scoring first in 12 of those victories....
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pedro Alvarez Hits A HR Out Of PNC Park And Into The Allegheny River

Technically, Pedro Alvarez‘s home run didn’t make it do the Allegheny River because it landed on a boat docked right outside the stadium. Nonetheless, on a night that has seen 23 home runs thus far, this one was a jaw-dropper. The Pirates first basemen turned on a 2-0 pitch from Ricky Nolasco in the bottom of the 4th inning for his 7th home run of the year. The Pirates announced...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins jump on Tigers early, post 6-2 win

DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter homered and Joe Mauer hit a bases-loaded triple, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night. Ricky Nolasco (3-1) allowed two unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings for the win. Nolasco came in with a 9.00 ERA, but gave up only four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Kyle Lobstein (3-3) allowed six runs and seven hits...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter, Mauer lead Twins past Tigers 6-2

DETROIT (AP) Torii Hunter homered and Joe Mauer hit a bases-loaded triple, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night. Ricky Nolasco (3-1) allowed two unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings for the win. Nolasco came in with a 9.00 ERA, but gave up only four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Kyle Lobstein (3-3) allowed six runs and seven hits...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.34: Twins at Tigers

A few quick updates: - Avila doesn’t need surgery, but no timetable for a return, yet. - Verlander felt good after throwing 25 pitches yesterday, no news yet today, which is presumably good. Ricky Nolasco v. Lobstein tonight. 1. Gose, CF 2. Kinsler, 2B 3. Cabrera, 1B 4. Martinez V, DH 5. Martinez J.D., RF 6. Cespedes, LF 7. Castellanos, 2B 8. McCann, C 9. Iglesias, SS
Via Tigers Weblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Twins Game 2

The Detroit Tigers (20-13) squandered chance after chance late in last nights game, but finally in the bottom of the 10th inning broke through to defeat the Minnesota Twins (18-15) 2-1 to move their season series record to 6-1. The Tigers will look to continue their pounding of the Twins tonight against a pitcher who has already taken a beating at the hands of the Tigers this season...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche Struggling in his First Year With the White Sox

Adam Chicago White SoxAdam LaRoche tosses his bat as he draws a walk by Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco to load the bases in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Adam LaRoche was one of the handful of guys that the White Sox brought in through free agency in the off-season to boost their roster for this season. LaRoche...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Twins top Athletics, 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games. Nolasco (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, but the Twins...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Plouffe, Hunter homer, help Nolasco, Twins beat White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter homered, helping Ricky Nolasco return to the rotation with a win as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Saturday. The White Sox lost their fourth in a row and have been outscored 35-8 in that span. Plouffe also lined an RBI single with the bases loaded in the fifth that broke a 3-all tie. Minnesota won for the seventh...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins activate Nolasco, Duensing off DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco and reliever Brian Duensing were activated off the disabled list after Friday night's game. Nolasco, who has been out since April 11 with right elbow inflammation, is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He started one game earlier this year, giving up six earned runs in three innings. Duensing...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Milone Moves to Twins bullpen, Nolasco to return on Saturday

Tommy Milone was fantastic in his first start of the season, tossing 7.1 shutout innings and guiding the Minnesota Twins to their first victory of the season. But the lefty has struggled since that first outing, and with Ricky Nolasco set to come off the disabled list and start on Saturday, Twins manager Paul Molitor announced this afternoon that Milone would join the bullpen. Milone...
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Nolasco be returning to the Twins' rotation soon?

The Minnesota Twins received good news on right-hander Ricky Nolasco this weekend. Nolasco has been on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation since April 10. He made a rehab start for Class-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday, and reports were positive, according to MLB.com: Nolasco went five innings and threw 67 pitches. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and struck out five...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Nolasco to pitch in rehab start on Saturday

The Twins sent starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to the disabled list after just one start this year, but the veteran right hander is making strides to return, according to General Manager Terry Ryan. Terry Ryan on "Inside Twins" says Nolasco's bullpen today went well, and Ricky will go out on a rehab assignment… — TwinsRadio (@TwinsRadio) April 19, 2015 Nolasco’s bullpen session...
Via Baseball Essential
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for Twins-Royals Series

Coming up on Monday, the 13th, the Minnesota Twins will have their first home series of the 2015 MLB season against the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City is coming off a trip to the World Series last year and look very strong again and are looking to stay atop the American League. This series for the Twins is set up for some very interesting scenarios that can come into play according...
Via TopSportsReport
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Nolasco headed to DL because of inflammation in elbow

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester. May will start Monday's home opener against Kansas City. Nolasco (0-1) felt pain during Wednesday's 11-0 loss at Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Trevor May set to replace Ricky Nolasco in Twins rotation

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is expected to be placed on the disabled list following an MRI on his right elbow. The Twins have not yet released any information about the status of Nolasco but Mike Bernadino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Trevor May is set to pitch this weekend. The Twins surely will provide more information on Nolaso – likely later today. Nolasco...
Via Tireball.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolasco Heads Back to Minnesota for MRI on Elbow

Minnesota Twins starter Ricky Nolasco’s 2014 struggles dragged into 2015 after dropping his first start of the season yesterday afternoon. Things may even be looking worse for the starter, as he is heading back to Minnesota for an MRI on his elbow, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Nolasco allowed six earned runs in three innings of work in yesterday’s loss. He faced three...
Via Baseball Essential
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolasco’s new year begins today

The Twins brought in Ricky Nolasco at the start of the 2014 season to fix a major problem — starting pitching. He wound up becoming another part of the problem, struggling for much of his first season in Minneapolis. Nolasco’s first season with the Twins was terrible by most standards. He finished the year 6-12 with a 5.38 ERA in 27 starts. A 2.93 September ERA gave fans...
Via Baseball Essential
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Tigers

Former teammates Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco have both been moved up in their respective rotations for different reasons, and at least for now the impact of those changes seem likely to be less damaging to one. Sanchez will try to pitch the Detroit Tigers to their first series win in four tries Wednesday against the visiting Minnesota Twins, who are hoping for a bounce-back...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar, Nolasco lead Twins past Red Sox, 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar drives in 3, Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolasco allows 4 runs as Twins beat Orioles' split squad 6-5

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles' split squad 6-5 on Sunday. Minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Carl Yastrzemski, homered for Baltimore. Nolasco allowed back-to-back home runs in the first, a two-run shot by Adam Jones, his fourth of spring training, and Travis Snider's first. After Snider...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolasco gives up three runs in Twins' 4-3 loss to Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Souza hit his second home run and Nathan Karns took another step toward a spot in Tampa Bay's starting rotation, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday. Souza, an outfielder acquired from Washington during the offseason, hit a two-run drive in the fourth off Ricky Nolasco, who gave up three runs and four hits in 3 2-3 innings. Karns...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Questions And Optimism Surround Nolasco And Twins This Spring

As we near spring training, questions and optimism are endless around Major League Baseball. No different in Fort Meyers, FL where the Minnesota Twins are looking to right the ship after four consecutive 92-plus loss seasons. It’s a new era for the Twins under Paul Molitor and the long list of second or third year players who are ready to make a real impact in the lineup. As for...
Via Hot Stove MLB
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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