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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:44 PM
There haven't been many yet, but I'll start this today...   The Twins just announced that Zack Littell (hamstring) has been placed o...
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Did Baseball miss a slam dunk?

Other Baseball Today, 10:32 PM
Doesn’t it seem like the MLB missed on a slam dunk by not scheduling more day games (see any weekday games)? When we have more people wor...
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GAME THREAD: 8/3/20 Minnesota Twins VS Pittsburgh Pirates...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:28 PM
The Twins welcome Derek Shelton and the Pittsburgh Pirates to town for a quick two game home series before both teams pack up and travel...
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From The Athletic

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:24 PM
I found this amusing in a Power Ranking article   The best part of the team in the early season, though, might be the bullpen. The l...
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Twins Bullpen: Ready When Needed

It took until the fifth game of the season for Twins closer Taylor Rogers to get into a game. In the team’s first eight games, he has now pitched three times and recorded three saves for the Twins. He has a pretty well defined role on this team, but the roles of the rest of the bullpen appear to be ever-changing.

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Twins 3, Cleveland 0: Miguel Sanó Hits Pair of Bombas, Kenta Maeda Pitches 6 Shutout Innings

Miguel Sanó entered tonight’s game 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts and no walks. He hit a home run in each of his first two trips to the plate in support of a great start by Kenta Maeda, as the Twins beat Cleveland 3-0.

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Which 3 Twins Have Started the Strongest?

The Twins are rolling into Saturday’s game with a 5-2 record and a +20 run differential. Mitch Garver, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó aren’t thriving, but plenty of Twins are impressing through the first week of 2020. Here are the top three:

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Reviewing a Week of Twins Quotes

A solid first week of Minnesota baseball has kept the hype train rolling in Twins Territory. Naturally of course, we’ve found ourselves with several great quotes about the team that are worth examining. Let’s take a look at a few that are indicative of the first week.

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Twins Notebook 8/1: Will Maeda Pitch Into the 6th Inning? Alcala Up, Littell to the IL

To this point, no Twins starting pitcher has eclipsed five innings, but with an afternoon game tomorrow Rocco Baldelli may look for more out of Kenta Maeda tonight. The Twins made a roster move this afternoon, placing Zack Littell on the IL and calling up Jorge Alcala to replace him.

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Twins 4, Cleveland 1: Dobnak Delivers 5 Shutout Innings

Randy Dobnak pitched his way through five shutout innings to help lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over Cleveland Friday night. The 25-year-old right-hander lowered his career ERA to a miniscule 1.45 with this outing.

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Getting to Starters Early Will Be Imperative for the Minnesota Twins

Three-point-two. What does the number represent? Watered-down gas station beer? Maybe, but the 3.2 I’m talking about is three-and-two-thirds innings. That’s as long as starters Lucas Giolitto, Carlos Martinez, and Daniel Ponce de Leon lasted against the Bomba Squad.

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Notebook 7/31: Twins vs. Cleveland Still on the Schedule (at Least for Now)

The status of tonight’s Twins-Cleveland game is up in the air at the moment after two St. Louis Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. St. Louis just visited Target Field Tuesday and Wednesday. But, if tonight's game is played, here’s some information on the matchup.

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Multiple St. Louis Cardinals Test Positive for COVID-19

Saturday Update: Trevor Plouffe woke up and said there was more bad news today. Reports are now that one more player (3 total), two coaches and one other staffer tested positive.
Per John Heyman, the St. Louis Cardinals have multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, and their game tonight with the Brewers has been postponed. Saturday, former Twin Trevor Plouffe reported at least four more Cardinals tested positive.

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Fan Credits Lifetime of Cognitive Dissonance for Ability to Enjoy Baseball Now

“As long as I just focus on Nelson Cruz annihilating baseballs and put my phone in airplane mode, I can ignore all of it.”

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CLE 2, MIN 0: Shane Bieber is a Cheat Code

A marquee pitching matchup and a nationally televised game with Minnesota’s biggest threat for the division, what else could you ask for? A win I suppose, but it wasn’t meant to be, as Cleveland starter Shane Bieber dominated one of baseball’s top lineups and Cleveland took the opener 2-0.

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Early Report on Eddie Rosario's Plate Discipline

There was much talk this offseason about the value of Eddie Rosario. While he brings power and spark to the Twins ballclub, his lack of plate discipline has always held him back from reaching his ceiling as a ballplayer. After showing a desire to improve in this area over the offseason, what do early returns show us of Rosario’s plate discipline in 2020?