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Game Thread: Twins v White Sox, 9/2 @ 5:10 pm Pac time (7...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 PM
Normally, I have these game thread thingies written a couple of weeks before I'm supposed to post them.   However, writers block set...
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Ryan: Berrios will NOT be called up in September

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 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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Berrios and the 40 Man Jam

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:04 PM
An interesting piece by Bernadino regarding Berrios, the 40 man roster, and the names of those who have to be put on that list or become...
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First Wave of September Call Ups

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:43 PM
Though the Twins will not confirm any promotions until Tuesday (probably because they can't call anyone up before September 1), Kevin Okl...
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Article: Twins 8, White Sox 6: The Good, The Bad & Th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:39 PM
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 le...
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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.

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Twins Send Seven To The Arizona Fall League

On Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the Arizona Fall League rosters. The Twins will be represented by seven players in Arizona. It is a good opportunity for the Twins to learn about these guys, and for the players to see how they compare to and learn from other top prospects from other organization. The Twins will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions with players from the Boston, Cleveland, Detroit and San Francisco. Here are the Twins representatives:

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Game Thread: Twins v White Sox, 9/1 @ 7:10pm CT

The Twins vs. the White Sox

It's not just an important game for the Twins. It's important for the White Sox as well.

We can all talk about playoff contention for the Twins because it's so obvious just being 1 game back. However... it's not like the White Sox are out of it. The Twins would be silly to focus all that attention on the Rangers and it would be silly to focus on any of the other teams in striking distance. Too many to keep track and too many possibilities. All the Twins can do is focus on themselves.

Win games and keep winning games.

Here are some things to Think About:

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St. Paul Saints, The Home Stretch Begins

The Saints second to last regular season homestand at CHS Field in 2015 started Tuesday, August 18th. The Sioux City Explorers came to town for a three game showdown between the league’s top two teams, followed by another three game set against the Sioux Falls Canaries. We saw some great baseball, some wet baseball, and had tons of fun as usual.

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That's The Ticket: Meaningful Games

Amidst their organizational swoon in recent years, the Twins have typically set a modest goal at the outset of each season: play meaningful games in September. That shouldn't be all that challenging, especially in the era of four wild-card teams, but it's an accomplishment that has eluded the Twins.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Tremendous Pitching Trio

Logan Darnell became the ninth Rochester Red Wings player to honored with a weekly award from the International League. Pat Dean (2x), Tommy Milone (2x), Tyler Duffey, Oswaldo Arcia, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Byron Buxton have all been honored this year.

Darnell won two times this week and led the league with 17.0 innings pitched and 17 strikeouts. On Monday night, he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning as part of a Rochester shutout. Saturday was much the same story as he allowed just one run on five hits over 8.0 innings. Since joining the starting rotation on August 13, Darnell has allowed just two earned runs on 14 hits in 28.0 innings of work.

Did anyone for Rochester get this week off to a good start? Read on to find out.

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Twins Daily Pub Crawl Route Announced; Tickets Limited

We’re very happy to announce our partner bars for the Twins Daily Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl sponsored by Proximo Spirits. Each will be offering specials only for participants with a valid t-shirt…and something more that we’ll announce tomorrow.

Before I get to this, let me remind you – tickets will be very limited. They will only be on sale from Thursday, September 3rd through Tuesday September 8th. And they might not last that long - the Minneapolis Fire Marshall frowns upon us overselling this event. Stop by Twins Daily at 8AM on Thursday to make sure you get your tickets. We’ll give you the link tomorrow, so you’re ready to go.