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The Defense And Reality of Dobnak

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:21 AM
I almost posted this in a front page thread but decided it needed it's own. I know we are in a playoff push with mixtures of optimism and...
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40-man Postseason Player Pool

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:26 AM
So I had thought that postseason rosters would work the same this year as in past seasons, just with an eligibility cutoff date of Sep. 1...
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Game Thread Twins @ Cubs 9 /20/2020 6:00 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:27 PM
The Twins conclude their week in Chicago with a Sunday night game against the Cubs. The Twins have won two of the first six games against...
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Gardy announces retirement

Other Baseball Yesterday, 09:21 PM
This is an AP article lifted from the StarTribune web site.DETROIT — Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement bar...
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LT contracts for current star position players

Other Baseball Yesterday, 09:13 AM
I see that Yelich is still effected by a broken kneecap from last year and has a longterm contract now through 2028. It always raised an...
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CHC 1, MIN 0: The Professor Schools Twins

Rich Hill delivered his best start as a Twin, but Kyle Hendricks was even better. The Professor schooled the Twins’ lineup, allowing just three singles over eight shutout innings while striking out 10 batters. Jeremy Jeffress finished things off as the Twins were shutout for the second time this season.

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Is Eddie Rosario’s Patience Finally Paying Off?

Eddie Rosario came into the 2020 season acknowledging that his overly-aggressive approach needed to be toned down a bit, as he aimed for more walks and a higher OBP and OPS. The walks have been there from the get go this year, but the overall results haven’t changed that much. Of late however, things look like they might be taking a turn for the better.

3

Notebook 9/18: Better Fortunes Across the Windy City

After dropping a pivotal four game set with the Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twins pack up their bags and journey across town. Facing the Cubs at Wrigley, they’ll look to end 2020’s regular season road slate on a high not. Facing the NL Central leaders will make that tough, but it’s a momentum building opportunity.

9

Randy Dobnak Belongs in the Bullpen for the Postseason

The 2020 playoffs are now all about finding enough good innings, but Randy Dobnak’s highest utility to the Minnesota Twins will be as a reliever with a firmly defined role.

5

Would You Use a Multi-Inning Reliever in the Postseason?

In October, would you be better off with 2 consecutive innings of Tyler Duffey, or one inning from Duffey and one inning from Tyler Clippard? And are there positive or negative downstream effects? And are the Twins getting a look at what happens when their best reliever pitches more than one inning?

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CHW 4, MIN 3: Donaldson Ejection Steals the Show, White Sox Take Series

Byron Buxton hit a pair of bombas, giving him home runs in three straight games, and Josh Donaldson had an ejection for the ages after hitting a home run of his own, but the White Sox beat the Twins 4-3 Thursday afternoon. After failing to reach the postseason the past 11 years, Chicago punched its ticket to the playoffs with this win.

9

Gas Pedal Needs to be Pushed for Twins

Coming into the series against the Chicago White Sox the matchups had all the makings of a Postseason atmosphere. Then Rocco Baldelli ran out a watered-down lineup in game one, and the Minnesota Twins fell on their faces in two consecutive evenings. With just a short runway left, it’s time to kick it in.

24

Kenta Maeda Is Everything the Twins Needed

The ace: It is a mythological creature described in ancient texts – a supernatural being, impervious to the most skilled batsmen and impregnable in the biggest moments. Rarely found in nature, the ace is fancied by every starry-eyed baseball fan near and far, revered as the ultimate key to championship glory.

In reality, aces are ephemeral and unpredictable. For now, the Twins have found theirs, and that's a victory worth savoring.

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MIN 5, CHW 1: Bullpen Shines as Twins Beat Giolito

After a frustrating first two games in Chicago, the Twins managed to take a victory thanks to bombas and the bullpen. Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sanó all hit home runs while the bullpen combined to throw 5 1/3 perfect innings after Jake Odorizzi’s early exit.

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Notebook 9/16: Flip the Switch in the Windy City

After two frustrating games against the White Sox the Twins find themselves three games back from the South-Siders in the AL Central race. The good news? The Twins’ bats have been hot against Chicago ace Lucas Giolito, who takes the bump tonight.

9

Travis Blankenhorn Makes MLB Debut, Doubles

A little more than an hour before Monday's game in Chicago, Travis Blankenhorn found out he was a going to be a big leaguer. On Tuesday, he made his Major League debut for the Twins, five years after they drafted him out of high school. He doubled in the ninth inning for his first big league hit. Blankenhorn discusses the whirlwind day, the emotions, the uniqueness of 2020 and more. Find out more about the newest member of the Minnesota Twins roster.

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CHW 6, MIN 2: White-Hot White Sox

Another quiet night for the bats ended in a Twins loss Tuesday. Rookie Dane Dunning helped keep the White Sox rolling, surrendering two runs (one earned) over seven innings. Since dropping back-to-back games to the Twins to open September, the White Sox have gone 10-1.