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It's Never Too Early for Magic Number

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:37 AM
Just a little Spreadsheet fun for those interested in knowing how many wins/losses the Twins need to clinch a playoff spot  ...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees, 9/20/17, @12:05 p.m. CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:10 AM
GOOD MORNING, TWINS FANS!!*   What a great day for meaningful September baseball!! I know it doesn't look good for the Twins in Goth...
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2017 MLB Regular Season Thread

Other Baseball Today, 12:07 AM
Forgot to make one of these threads to keep track of other stuff around the league.
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Baseball is Good

Other Baseball Today, 12:07 AM
I've started a baseball-centric podcast. It touches on twins topics often, but otherwise it is more about the sport and life of baseball....
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Those Damn Yankees

The cast of characters may have changed, but the story never does. The Twins went into Yankee Stadium this week and endured a beatdown.

They are now 33-89 against the Bombers since Ron Gardenhire first took over in 2002, including 2-9 in the playoffs, and Wednesday's loss was their eighth in nine tries at Yankee Stadium under Paul Molitor.


NYY 11, MIN 3: Twins Crumble At Yankee Stadium (Again)

The Yankees completed their sweep with a bang, blowing out the Twins 11-3. That’s the bad news, and it definitely stings. The good news? The rest of the AL Wild Card contenders are steeped in mediocrity. No matter what happens with the Angels tonight the Twins will maintain their lead in the Wild Card race.


NYY 5, MIN 2: Tough Night For Berrios, Twins

The Twins led early but surrendered four unanswered runs and Jose Berrios lasted just 3.1 innings. Outside of Joe Mauer, this is an entirely different team than the one that endured so much heartbreak against the Yankees, yet the Twins continue to be snake bit. What gives?


NYY 2, MIN 1: Garcia, Yankees Bullpen Dominate Twins

The Twins pitching staff, led by starter Ervin Santana, had a solid game Monday night at Yankee Stadium, but the bats were uncharacteristically quiet. The Twins have had the best offense in the American League in the second half, but could only muster four hits and struck out 13 times tonight.


Twins Playoff Push A Truly Cohesive Effort

On Sunday, when the Twins stormed back after falling behind early against the Blue Jays, it was fittingly a collective effort. The offense rallied with a seven-run second inning and Kyle Gibson settled in after a shaky start, combining with three relievers to help guide Minnesota to a much-needed victory.

Throughout the season, this team has been receiving help from just about everyone involved.


MIN 13, TOR 7: Mauer Grand Slam Among 4 Twins Homers In Comeback Victory

Things didn’t get off to a great start for the Twins Sunday afternoon, but oh boy did they end well. After spotting the Blue Jays a five-run lead, the Twins stormed back and not only caught Toronto, but ended up blowing them out.


TOR 7, MIN 2: Pub Crawlers Have Best Night Ever Despite Twins Loss

The Twins lost to the Blue Jays Saturday evening, but good luck trying to tell that to anybody at Target Field who was wearing a gorgeous red “From Worst To Thirst” shirt. We were all too busy having a great time to even notice (or maybe that was just me).


MIN 3, TOR 2: Buxton Blasts Walk-Off HR

Good teams find a way to prevail. Good players do, too. Byron Buxton hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, giving the Twins walk-off wins on consecutive nights. Matt Belisle blew the save in the ninth inning, giving up a solo homer, and Paul Molitor made some curious decisions in the eighth but luckily at the end of the day none of that matters much.


The Core Seven?

In mid-July, I wrote an article looking at the first half of what I’ve been calling The Core Four. The Core Four, in my opinion, is comprised of Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios and Max Kepler.

While it is clear that those four have the highest ceilings of any of the Twins young players, but it is becoming more and more clear that the Twins may have more than just four players that they may be able to rely upon for years to come.


MIN 3, SDP 1: Rosario Hits Walk-Off HR in 10th Inning

Eddie Rosario blasted a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to deliver a victory and put a happy end to what could have been a frustrating loss. Ervin Santana pitched 6.0 shutout innings and Matt Belisle threw the final 1.2 frames to pick up the win.


MIN 16, SDP 0: Twins Hit 7 HRs, Set New Record

There have been more than 200,000 games in the history of Major League Baseball, but a team had never hit home runs in each of the first seven innings … until tonight. The Twins made history Tuesday at Target Field, accomplishing that feat in a blowout of San Diego.


The Final Three Weeks

The Minnesota Twins had a day off on Monday. Some of the players went to the Minnesota Vikings season opener. Hopefully all of them got some quality rest. The Twins now have 19 games in the next 20 days. And that's assuming there isn't a Game 163, which the Twins have a bit of experience with.

Let's take a look at the Twins' opponents over these final 19 games.