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
14 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...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

OJTB: Yankees Survive Twins to Take Series

At Target Field on Sunday afternoon, the Yankees exploded early before holding their breath late. New York (44-43) took a 9-0 fourth-inning lead over the Minnesota Twins and withstood a furious rally by Minnesota (39-48) for a 9-7 triumph. SS Derek Jeter enjoyed a solid Sunday outing, while being officially named to the 2014 All-Star Game, later in the day. (Associated Press) The...
Via One Jet At A Time
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 87: Offense scores early, pitching survives

New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7 The Yankees erupt for a lot of offense but the pitching struggles to keep the lead. Against Ricky Nolasco, the Yankees hit him hard and hit him early. After a lead off walk by Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would hit a single to right field. Jacoby Ellsbury would hit a high fly to right center field but center fielder Sam Fuld would rob his position...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 87 lineup: 6/6/14

The Yankees finish their series with the Twins today before going to Cleveland. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball against Ricky Nolasco. Before the game, the Yankees traded for Brandon McCarthy and DFA’d Alfonso Soriano. Game time: 2:05 pm ET – Target Field – Minneapolis, Minn. TV: YES Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (43-43) Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Twins (7/6/14)

Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 4.08 ERA) takes on Ricky Nolasco (5-6, 5.49 ERA) in the last game of the Twins’ series. Kuroda’s last start against the Rays, he held them to two runs over eight innings, but the good old offense didn’t show up for him causing him to take a loss, shock. “Especially today, we were facing Price, who is a real good pitcher,” Kuroda said. “So I was expecting...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
17 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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

Twins at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Minnesota took a chance on Ricky Nolasco in the offseason after he pitched well down the stretch in 2013, but so far the Twins haven't gotten the results they were hoping for. The right-hander looks to avoid his third loss and a sixth straight defeat against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday when red-hot Chris Colabello...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins bats, Nolasco hit stride in 7-1 win over Royals

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is about to return to a team that is playing markedly better than when he left it two days ago. Saturday, the offense showed it can take advantage of a struggling starter. And Ricky Nolasco allayed fears about a possible Vance Worley redux. And after being beat down by the Royals for most of 2013, the Twins whipped them 7-1 Saturday, giving them victories...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolasco contains Royals, posts strong start

Things hadn't gone Ricky Nolasco's way in his first two starts, but the Twins' big free-agent offseason signing handcuffed the Royals in pitching eight strong innings to give Minnesota starters solid back-to-back starts.
Via FOXSports.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolasco contains Royals, posts strong start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Nolasco hung the four-seam fastball up in the zone, and Royals catcher Salvador Perez made him pay with a line-drive double to right field. The gate had been opened early, this time in the second inning at Target Field. But unlike his first two starts in a Twins uniform, Nolasco responded rather than regressed. After all, he's been through this before during...
Via Fox Sports North
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shields undone by defense as Royals fall to Twins 7-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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