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Article: TB 8, MIN 6: Twins Swept on Gomez Walk-off Homer

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:29 PM
The Twins were haunted by a couple of their old friends this weekend. Denard Span wore out the Twins all weekend, and Carlos Gomez finish...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Romero Strikes...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Weather has gotten in the way of at least one minor league game every Sunday this season. That trend continued this week with the Lookout...
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Article: Puerto Rican Dream

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:00 PM
They say you should write your dreams down right when you wake up in order to remember them clearly. After returning from a dreamlike day...
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Time to shuffle the deck

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:55 PM
This could be a very bad week. I'd like to see them shuffle the roster/batting order and bullpen.   Release Grossman. DFA Kinley and...
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Article: TB 8, MIN 7: Playing The Wrong Notes

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Chopin’s Etude Op. 25 No 5 is better known as the “Wrong Note” Etude. Not because it encourages the pianist to play the wrong notes, but...
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Week in Review: Too Many Missteps

The Minnesota Twins played only five games over the past week, though it felt like they got two in on Wednesday when they outlasted the Indians over 16 innings.

In a week that unfortunately featured a lot more lowlights than highlights, we'll cover both below while also looking ahead to one of the toughest series on the schedule.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Romero Strikes Out 10, Buxton Rehabs

Weather has gotten in the way of at least one minor league game every Sunday this season. That trend continued this week with the Lookouts being forced to play a doubleheader on Monday. For those team’s that got on the field, there were some entertaining games throughout the system. Who shined on Sunday? Read on to find out…

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TB 8, MIN 6: Twins Swept on Gomez Walk-off Homer

The Twins were haunted by a couple of their old friends this weekend. Denard Span wore out the Twins all weekend, and Carlos Gomez finished the sweep with a walk-off home run on Sunday afternoon. Phil Hughes made his first start of the season and gave up a two-run homer in the first inning. The Twins kept coming back, but the bullpen kept letting this one slip away. Addison Reed is human after all.

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The Twins Almanac for April 22–29

This week in Twins history includes great games by Geoff Zahn, Kevin Tapani, Jack Kralick, Ken Landreaux, Tim Laudner, Paul Molitor, Greg Myers, Jim Kaat, Camilo Pascual, Harmon Killebrew, Scott Erickson, Mickey Hatcher, Luke Hughes, and Billy Beane. This week's Almanac also includes Minnesotan major leaguers Charley Bender, Lou Galvin, Russ Ford, Fred Bruckbauer, and Hack Spencer.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/21): Lewis Perfect. Affiliates Imperfect.

The Twins bullpen left all of their scoreless appearances in Puerto Rico. One former first-round pick flourishes while another struggled badly. Not a lot of great news to share… except that it hit 60 degrees in the Midwest, so no more games snowed out! (Hopefully.)

Keep reading to find out much more on the night in the Twins minor league system.

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TB 10, MIN 1: Snell Stifles Twins Bats

It was a rough night for the Minnesota Twins, as they were walloped 10-1 by the Tampa Bay Rays. For the better part of seven innings, this game was a pitchers’ dual, but it quickly turned into a route in favor of the Rays.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Bobbleheads And Baseball

Finally! A full night in the Minnesota Twins organization. Not only did the Twins play, but all four of their affiliates played as well. Even the Cedar Rapids Kernels played for the first time in a week. They returned to Veterans Memorial Stadium and the first 1,000 through the gates were given Royce Lewis bobbleheads. If you’re going to Cedar Rapids on Saturday, you will be there for their Star Wars theme night.

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TB 8, MIN 7: Playing The Wrong Notes

Chopin’s Etude Op. 25 No 5 is better known as the “Wrong Note” Etude. Not because it encourages the pianist to play the wrong notes, but rather because the opening segment is riddled with minor chords and notes that are a half step apart. Friday night’s loss to the Rays also featured a lot of wrong notes, one of which was seemingly a half step off. But it was no work of art.

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Max Kepler Improving His Approach in 2018

Max Kepler, in and of himself, is a marvel. Not too many European players make it to the major leagues. Kepler signed for the Twins for around $800,000 in 2009. Nine year later, he looks like he’s on the cusp of a major offensive breakout which could propel the Twins’ already excellent outfield to one of best and most balanced in the majors. None of this is news, however, the terms of Kepler’s offensive improvement are intriguing.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 4/20@6:10pm CT

Things will get back to normal tonight when the Twins open up a 3-game series in Tampa. By normal, I mean just a normal series in a normal location with no chance of abnormal weather changing plans.

Don’t get me wrong… I had zero complaints about the 2-game series in San Juan. I was just implying it wasn’t normal because it wasn’t normal. Not normal is perfectly OK. In fact… I believe that MLB should choose a few more alternative sites to play some not normal regular season games. It may be shocking that I have some location suggestions but I actually do.

Honolulu – It’s really hard for Hawaiians to see a professional baseball game. The closest major league city is San Francisco and that is 2,397 miles away. That’s a 5 hour non-stop flight and 48 years by car. Let the ball players come to them for a change.

London – Baseball is making plans for a series in London in 2019. The NFL has a regular season game at Wembley Stadium every year but the dimensions of Wembley wouldn’t fit for baseball. The solution is to move the games back to America to find a stadium. Make no mistake… MLB is serious about playing some games in London… even if they have to be played in America.

Here are some things to think about:

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Puerto Rican Dream

They say you should write your dreams down right when you wake up in order to remember them clearly. After returning from a dreamlike day and a half in San Juan, I’m feeling like the exercise will be helpful for me as well. Luckily, I don’t have the deadline many local writers had after the 16-inning marathon of Game Two.

The seed for the idea was planted months ago, when I mentioned to my Dad that it would be fun to meet up for the Puerto Rico series. Fast forward a few months, and with tickets booked from both Minnesota and the Dominican Republic, an AirBnb reserved, and seats for the games themselves, we were ready.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/19): Jimmy Kerrigan Comes a Single Shy of the Cycle

The Twins were off on Thursday and so were half the Minor League affiliates. The Cedar Rapids Kernels were rained out for the sixth straight day and haven’t played since last Friday. With the Red Wings on a scheduled off day, there were just a couple of teams in action on Thursday night. The Lookouts and the Miracle both rode strong pitching performances to victories, find out more below.