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Article: OAK 7, MIN 6: Khrush Davis Walks Off Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:51 AM
The Twins went toe-to-toe with the postseason-bound A’s but couldn’t contain Khris Davis. Khrush put Oakland up 2-0 in the first inning t...
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Article: 5 Things the Twins Absolutely Must Accomplish Th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:34 AM
A little over one week remains in the 2018 campaign. I think we're all about ready to move on and forget about this one. So let's look ah...
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Article: A Refreshing Shift in Twins Territory

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:34 AM
The Minnesota Twins will embark upon the 2019 major league baseball season with plenty of areas to improve. After a season in which expec...
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Game Thread Twins @ A's 9:05pm cdt 9/21/2018 ad

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:04 AM
10:05 PM ET Liam Hendriks... "Now there's a name i haven't heard in a long time." I'm tempted to just quote Star Wars ad nauseum, but i...
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What's a Blue Wahoo? Might Want to Find Out

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Hearing from multiple sources that the Twins have had discussions with Pensacola about a possible AA agreement, though Pensacola (of whic...
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5 Things the Twins Absolutely Must Accomplish This Offseason

A little over one week remains in the 2018 campaign. I think we're all about ready to move on and forget about this one. So let's look ahead to the coming pivotal offseason, with a breakdown of five imperatives lying before the front office.

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OAK 7, MIN 6: Khrush Davis Walks Off Twins

The Twins went toe-to-toe with the postseason-bound A’s but couldn’t contain Khris Davis. Khrush put Oakland up 2-0 in the first inning thanks to his 44th home run of the season, then delivered a walk-off homer for No 45 in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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2018 Killebrew Award Winner - David Banuelos (Cedar Rapids Kernels)

This week, we started posting the 2018 Twins Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service recipients. Tonight, we share the 2018 Cedar Rapids Kernels recipient David Banuelos. I believe Banuelos becomes the recipient with the closest ties to Harmon Killebrew, indirectly.

Killebrew was a monster on the baseball field. He was a three-true outcomes player decades before that became a baseball term. He struck out, but he hit a lot of home runs and a lot of walks. Off the field, Killebrew was known as a gentle, caring, respectful man.

Following Killebrew’s death, the Twins announced that they would be handing out an award each year to one recipient at each of the four full-season affiliates. The award would go to the player who exemplified Killebrew’s generosity through their efforts in the community.

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A Refreshing Shift in Twins Territory

The Minnesota Twins will embark upon the 2019 major league baseball season with plenty of areas to improve. After a season in which expectations were not met across the board, a lot of soul searching needs to be done within the organization. Although no one expected a Wild Card team from 2017 to fall off so badly, the reality that many answers lie internally acts as a beacon of hope. Chief among the positives, is that the Twins appear to have a rotation for the first time in a long while.

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Twins Daily Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl Tickets On Sale Now

Here is the link for the tickets to the pub crawl. And here is where you can get Twins tickets to sit with us after the crawl. The Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl is next Saturday, September 29th, starting at noon. The $10 ticket includes $15 in free drinks from the three bars, so you're really just prepaying a little to reserve your spot. Here are the details:

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2018 Killebrew Award Winner - Chris Paul (Chattanooga Lookouts)

When Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew announced that his health was deteriorating and he was entering hospice care, fans around the country, and especially in the Midwest, chimed in to tell tales of Killebrew. Amazingly, very few of those stories had anything to do with what occurred on a baseball field. Most of these stories involved something he had told a kid, shaking hands with fans, his impeccable autograph, or some charitable event that he came to and inspired masses. People talked about how great he was as a person.

His baseball prowess was hardly mentioned. His 573 home runs. His 1,584 RBI. His MVP. His six AL home run championships. His 11 All Star appearances. Those are all part of his story, but the stories people told were of Harmon Killebrew, the great human being.

Following Killebrew’s death, the Minnesota Twins established the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service, and each year, the Twins have named one winner for each of their four full-season affiliates. Each affiliate’s GM nominated a recipient who exemplifies Killebrew through their work in the community.

Earlier this week, we announced that Jake Reed was the 2018 Killebrew Award recipient for the Red Wings. Today, we’ll discuss the 2018 Killebrew Award recipient of the Chattanooga Lookouts, infielder Chris Paul.

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MIN 8, DET 2: Gonsalves Stymies Tigers

Stephen Gonsalves pitched the best game of his young major league career Wednesday afternoon, holding the Tigers scoreless over six one-hit innings. It was also a strong effort from the offense today, as four Twins had multi-hit games. This gave Minnesota a four-game winning streak, just one shy of tying its season high.

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Twins Daily Roundtable: Biggest Off-Season Need

Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond in 200 words or less (Some writers don’t like to stick to this limit). This will give readers an opportunity to see multiple points of view and then add their own point of view in the comments section.

With the regular season quickly coming to a close, Twins fans might be starting to think about next season. Minnesota has a lot of money coming off the books and very few contracts signed for next season. With this shift, comes the opportunity to reshape a roster.

This week’s Roundtable discussion is: “What’s Minnesota’s biggest need this off-season?

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612 Brew Donates Keg To Pub Crawl

The final stop will be at Brothers Bar & Grill where a keg of 612 Beer will await the revelers of Twins Daily’s Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl. The event is Saturday, September 29th starting at noon. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8 AM and are expected to sell fast, as the cost is minus -$5. That means you’ll get $15 worth of beers for the $10 ticket. We would do it for free, but we need to limit the sales.

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Twins 2018 Minor League Hitter Of The Year

Over the last week or so, Twins Daily has handed out our 2018 minor league awards. Today we continue the series by looking at the top hitters in the Twins organization this season. There were a lot of strong performances, but at the end of the day, the vote was unanimous. Despite missing the entire 2017 season, Alex Kirilloff was our choice for 2018 Twins Minor League Hitter of the Year.

Previous 2018 Awards

Short-Season Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Andrew Cabezas
Short-Season Minor League Hitter of the Year: Chris Williams
Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year: Andrew Vasquez
Today: Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Wells
Minor League Hitter of the Year: Alex Kirilloff

Previous Twins Daily Minor League Starting Pitchers of the Year:

2012 - Oswaldo Arcia
2013 - Miguel Sano
2014 - Mitch Garver
2015 - Max Kepler
2016 - Daniel Palka
2017 - Mitch Garver
2018 - Alex Kirilloff

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MIN 5, DET 3: Odorizzi Turns In Another Quality Start

Jake Odorizzi followed up a one-hit effort against the Yankees by holding the Tigers to one hit through six innings before Detroit tacked on a few more hits and a pair of runs in the seventh. This was the first time all season Odorizzi delivered a quality start in back-to-back outings. He’s shaved his season ERA from 4.57 to 4.35 over these past two outings.

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Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl Second Stop Announced

Tickets are on sale Thursday at 8AM for this year’s Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl and there will only be a limited number available. It’ll be next Saturday, the 29th from noon to 6:00, followed by the Twins game. Today we’re excited to announce that our second stop will be the new Basement Bar, and will include their free “Red Solo Cup” special.