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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #10: St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins

For much of the last decade, Molina and Mauer were the two best catchers in the game. Mauer has since moved to first base while Molina continues to collect Gold Gloves. Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FloridaTelevision: Fox Sports Midwest (Live), MLB Network (Delay)Radio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesMichael Wacha (5-6, 3.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs....
Via Cardinals Farm
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sano homers in Twins' 1-1 tie with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Neil Walker hit a run-scoring double in the first inning for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-1 tie against the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Walker drove in Andrew McCutchen, who hit a two-out double off Ricky Nolasco. Miguel Sano, a top Twins prospect who missed last season following elbow ligament-replacement surgery, homered in the second off Gerrit Cole. Cole...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes expecting bounce back year from Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters yesterday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” as the team’s Opening Day starter this year, but Hughes seemed more excited to talk about last year’s Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco rather than his role at the top of Minnesota’s rotation. Phil Hughes raved about Ricky Nolasco's 2-seamer after their simultaneous pen...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fantasy Preview

Spring Training games are right around the corner with pitchers and catcher reporting to camp this week; baseball is back. Fantasy baseball is back too and fans from all over the country will be drafting their teams in the coming weeks with hopes of winning their league championship this year, bragging rights over their friends and possibly a few bucks too! The Minnesota Twins are...
Via Baseball Essential
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana improves Twins' starting rotation, gives team options

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the last two winters, the Minnesota Twins have doled out the two largest free agent contracts in franchise history. Both of those lucrative deals went to starting pitchers: Ricky Nolasco last offseason, and Ervin Santana this past weekend. That's a total of $103 million spent on two starters in the span of a year. The Twins' message the past two winters has been...
Via Fox Sports North
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching expected to be focus for Twins in free agency

MINNEAPOLIS -- One winter ago, Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad opened up his checkbook as the team signed several free-agent pitchers. The Twins spent $49 million to ink right-hander Ricky Nolasco to a four-year deal in what was the richest free-agent contract in team history. Minnesota also locked in right-hander Phil Hughes on a three-year, $24 million deal as the Twins attempted...
Via Fox Sports North
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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 top pitchers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 23, 2014  |  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 game...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2014  |  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's opener...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  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
September 12, 2014  |  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 innings...
Via Fox Sports North
August 31, 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 Royals...
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 Royals...
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 Royals...
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

Tribe Pitching Staff Shines in Six-Hit Shutout; Indians 5, Twins 0

Coming off their comeback win against the Twins Tuesday night, during a time when every game counts more than the last, the Indians sought to make it to two in a row as T.J. House took the mound against Ricky Nolasco. House and the rest of the Indians pitching staff combined to throw a six-hit shutout as the Tribe defeated the Twins, 5-0. The Twins attempted to strike early with...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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 Field. Nolasco...
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 Field. Nolasco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 20, 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 part of...
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 on the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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