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Article: Position Battle: 4th & 5th Starters

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:06 AM
The Twins have a firmly established trio of starters in place that they will build around. Barring injuries, you can bet that Ervin Santa...
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Austin Jackson

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We apparently aren't going to spend any money on relievers this year. Why not throw 8 or 9 million dollars at Austin Jackson as a 4th out...
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Chances Are..........

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:38 AM
Most bloggers here believe that OBP and K/BB rate are huge indicators for future success.  The question becomes when do we step away...
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MLB.com Top 100

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:46 AM
Twins get 6 on the list:    http://m.mlb.com/pro...?list=prospects   2. Buxton 19. Berrios 44. Kepler 60. Jay 91. Gordon 9...
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Article: Out Of Options But Not Out Of The Plans

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Heading into the offseason, the Minnesota Twins had six players who would be out of options heading into the 2016 season. Two were traded...
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From MinnCentric



Home Runs Lead to Twins Win Over Yankees

After struggling during the first week of spring training with the bat, the Twins go three home runs on Sunday afternoon to top the New York Yankees 5-1. Joe Benson got the Twins on the board with a long, solo home run in the 5th inning. In the bottom of the 7th, Danny Valencia gave the Twins a 2-1 lead with his second home run in as many days. In the bottom of the 8th, Michael Hollimon hit a long, 3-run homer into the wind that gave the Twins the 5-1 lead. (Hollimon is now 4-6 on the spring with the Twins.)

Attached Image: GardyHollimon.jpg The Twins continued to pitch well also. Nick Blackburn started and threw three scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and was helped by his defense. With speedy Brett Gardner on first base, Curtis Granderson hit a long drive to center field. When Joe Benson (who was in the lineup because Denard Span had a stiff neck) realized he couldn't make the catch, he played the ball perfectly off the wall. He uncoiled a strong throw toward the infield. Alexi Casilla grabbed the throw and relayed a perfect strike to Joe Mauer to get Gardner easily at the plate. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

The bullpen was terrific again. Brian Duensing pitched a scoreless inning. Matt Capps walked one but did not allow a run. Aaron Thompson came in and gave up a run on two hits in the 6th. Jeff Manship came in and looked very sharp in a scoreless seventh inning. Carlos Gutierrez pitched the 8th frame. He consistently hit 96 mph with his fastball. He threw two offspeed pitches, neither of which was close to the strike zone. Brendan Wise gave up a single to lead off the 9th, but he got a double play and another ground out to end the game.


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