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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Astros, 9/4 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:09 PM
The Astros continue to try and prove that they belong with the Big Dogs. The Twins are trying to prove the same. It's a match up of young...
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Listening to Vin Scully

Other Baseball Today, 04:03 PM
I have to create a thread like this every year.   Scully is losing his touch but I'll cut him some slack, as he's roughly 1,946 year...
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Hunter Starting Over Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:44 PM
Looks like Molitor is starting Hicks and Hunter and sitting Buxton tonight...Hunter is hitting .164/.231/.279 in the second half while Bu...
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Ryan: Berrios will NOT be called up in September

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:22 PM
Terry Ryan told the Twins beat writers before the game tonight that JO Berrios will make his final Rochester start and then head home....
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The glass is 3/4 full, not 1/4 empty

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:13 PM
Let's stop and smell the roses.The Twins are playing meaningful games in the first week of September.    Expectations going int...
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Pub Crawl Tickets On Sale Today At 8 AM; Supply Limited

Today (Thursday) is the day! At 8 AM CDT, we start selling tickets for the Twins Daily Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl sponsored by Proximo Spirits and when they’re gone, they’re gone. At 8 AM, these links will be live:

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Game Thread: Twins @ Astros, 9/4 @ 7:10pm CT

The Astros continue to try and prove that they belong with the Big Dogs. The Twins are trying to prove the same. It's a match up of young teams that have won more than they have lost.

It has all the ingredients of entertaining baseball.

Here are some things to think about:

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No Juice Podcast #68: They're Still In This Thing

On this week's NO JUICE PODCAST, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman talk about how the Minnesota Twins are still in playoff contention. They fawn over Miguel Sano's incredible power, Byron Buxton's struggles at the plate, discuss the decision to not bringing up Jose Berrios and more.

LISTEN UP.

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Twins Minor League Report (9/3): Solid Granite

All four Twins affiliates played on Thursday night. Max Kepler was named an MVP. The Lookouts and Kernels are working to set their postseason rosters, specifically their starting rotations. We’re down to the final four days of the regular season. Check out everything that happened in the Twins farm system on Thursday night.

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Twins Minor League Hitter Of The Month - August 2015

Yesterday, we got to know our August 2015 Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month, Brett Lee. Today, we’re going to give you the top five Twins Minor League Hitters for the month of August. This is an interesting mix of players, but there were a lot of strong performances. The minor league seasons are now less than a week from being complete. Continue reading to find out which hitters had success in the season’s final full month.

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Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month - August 2015

It’s hard to believe that it’s September already. The full minor league seasons will be complete on Labor Day. Both short-season affiliates are now done with their seasons as well. But before we start thinking too much about the 2015 season, let’s take a look at some of the top performers. Today we start with the starting pitchers. As Terry Ryan told local media on Tuesday night, he saw a lot of great performances in the last week while in Rochester.

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Twins Minor League Report (9/2): Hicks!

There was plenty of Twins-related minor league news on Wednesday.

Miguel Sano was named American League Rookie of the Month for the month of August, the first Twin to garner that award since Little Benny Revere in the summer of 2011.

Later in the evening, Terry Ryan announced that Jose Berrios will not be helping the Twins out in the pennant race, instead he’ll head home after the Rochester season and be shut down til next spring. (Yeah, right, The Machine will be working out hard in 10 days, out to prove that he’ll never get tired because he’s, well… a machine.)

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Sano Doubting Miguel's Talent

On Tuesday night, with the Twins trailing the White Sox by a run in the seventh inning, Miguel Sano turned on a 3-2 pitch from Nate Jones and launched it into the second deck at Target Field to tie the game. Heavy breathing ensued. The shot ushered in a rally the following inning in which the Twins jumped all over the Sox bullpen and posted three more runs to take the late inning lead and they never looked back.

Sano has been nothing short of amazing since pulling on his Minnesota Twins uniform for the first time. While the power numbers are already mind-blowing, Sano’s ability to make adjustments against baseball’s best pitchers suggests the best is yet to come.

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Twins Minor League Report (9/1): The (Going Home) Stretch

It was an eventful day in the Twins system, as you would expect September 1st to be. Lots of moving parts, and still some big games as two teams approach the playoffs and one team isn’t quite ready to give up their playoff hopes. There were some awards named, transactions and the Arizona Fall League rosters were announced. The season came to an end for another Twins affiliate.

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Pub Crawl Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!

You know the date and time. You know the places we’ll go. Now lets’ get to the good stuff.

Free Booze
Each of our stops will have free drink samples exclusively for the Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl participants, made from Proximo Spirits’ high-end offerings such as Three Olives Vodka, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Kraken Rum or Bushmill’s Whiskey. And that’s on top of all the drink specials that they’ll be offering only to Pub Crawl participants.

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Twins 8, White Sox 6: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

This game had almost everything a Twins fan would want and a lot they would not. The Twins beat up White Sox ace Chris Sale, blew that lead, tied it up again on Miguel Sano's 176th home run of the year, padded their lead with Piranha-ball - and then damn near blew it again in the ninth inning. Here are three observations about players and events in the game.

The Good
It’s no secret that Eduardo Escobar has been ridiculously hot this last week, and that continued with three hits, two of which were doubles, last night. But “hot” might not do him justice, because “hot” implies his improvement is temporary. He’ll undoubtedly cool down – entering yesterday he had a 1.000 OPS since August 5th – but there are indication that we’re seeing Escobar turn a serious corner.

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From Key Cogs To September Call-Ups

Danny Santana and Kennys Vargas were both in Minnesota's Opening Day lineup this year, batting leadoff and fifth. Following impressive rookie campaigns, both were viewed as important young staples for the rebuilding Twins.

Now, nearing the end of tumultuous sophomore seasons, both return from the minors as September call-ups, needing to prove that there's still a place for them in the team's plans.