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Joe West wins lawsuit against Lo Duca

Other Baseball Today, 10:42 AM
https://www.msn.com/...artan-dhp-feeds   I was a bit surprised he won this but good for him, I guess.
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Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:47 AM
One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to...
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Twins Moving Up Power Rankings (Week of April 11)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:38 AM
MLB.com published their updated power rankings Sunday. The moved the Twins up from sixth to fourth. The Athletic (subscription required)...
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The 5 Rule Draft

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:08 AM
This year's Rule 5 draft we lost Akil Baddo and Tyler Wells. So I thought I'd check to see how they were doing. 1st I checked on Baddo, h...
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New Target field policy...no bags of any kind

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:00 AM
Thankfully we went before gates opened and were warned by a friendly security guy in advance that this year there are no bags of any kind...
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MIN 8, MIL 2: Arráez Reaches 5 Times, Twins Take Series

New leadoff man Luis Arráez provided a spark that helped the Twins tally eight runs against the Brewers Sunday afternoon. Arráez was 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. Come read all about the game in today’s recap.
Image courtesy of © Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Box Score
Pineda: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Home Runs: Garver (1), Sanó (1)
Top 3 WPA: Pineda .193, Arráez .166, Garver .160
Win Probability Chart (via FanGraphs):
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Buxton Leaves Game Unexpectedly in the Third
Twins Daily own, Tom Froemming, speculated that it could possibly be a migraine being that nothing seemed to physically happen in the field.

I don’t know that a “non-COVID illness” eliminates the potential for a migraine, but Dan Hayes of The Athletic later added “... this isn’t serious, just unpleasant”. I would guess that with Buxton’s history of concussions a migraine might be considered more serious, so hopefully this just means Buxton is dealing with flu-like symptoms rather than anything that could linger for more than a few days.

Starting Pitchers Duel Early
It may not have been both starters pitching six no-hit innings like it was on Saturday night, but Adrian Houser and Michael Pineda were both efficient and effective through the first four innings of the game. Combined the righties allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out a combined five batters. Each pitcher allowed an early run as the Twins scored in the top of the first on a Kepler RBI groundout and the Brewers took advantage of a Polanco fielding error. Houser gave up an opposite field homerun to Mitch Garver, his first on the year, in the top of the fifth before being pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth.

For the Twins, Pineda also only lasted five innings despite just being at 81 pitches, but this was partially due to a 31-pitch fifth inning and the Twins offense scoring four runs in the top half of the sixth. When his day was done, Pineda allowed six baserunners and zero earned runs while striking out five, and Twins Daily own Matthew Taylor encapsulated his start perfectly.


Twins Offense Leaves 21 Runners on Base
The Twins leave Milwaukee 2-1, scoring 15 runs, and combining for 37 walks and hits throughout the series so it’s hard to complain. That said, the Twins also combined to leave 47 runners on base throughout the series, including 23 on Thursday afternoon. This isn’t a trend I would expect to continue as the Twins have the third best batting average with runners on base in the league since the start of the 2019 season but something to keep an eye on early on in the season.

Twins Bullpen Lights Out Again
Stashak allowed a solo homerun to Jackie Bradley Jr to start the sixth inning and appeared to be having troubles with his landing spot on the mound. After walking the next batter he made an adjustment and that represented the only real opportunity the Brewers had to give Houser a no-decision for his efforts. The bullpen finished their day retiring the last 11 Brewers batters.

With the exception of one inning on Thursday afternoon the Twins bullpen was very good this series allowing just 3+2+?? Walks and hits combined over 11 2/3 innings pitched in the series. Dick Brehmer of Bally Sports North noted that the Twins bullpen had seven 1-2-3 innings in the series, and ended with a total of eight after Alcala locked down the ninth inning. More importantly, Alex Colomé bounced back with a save on Saturday after that disastrous inning on Opening Day, although Tyler Duffey carried his spring into the start of the season allowing four baserunners during his two outings totaling 1 1/3 innings.

Postgame with Baldelli


Bullpen Usage Spreadsheet
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Biggest sign we're back to the 2019 

 

Can't score when the bases are loaded ;)

 

Shaping up to be a good year!

 

Here's every pitch Luis Arraez saw today. Fun to watch.

Geez Tom, you're right on. That was really fun to watch. When it was a true ball he took, when it was close he fouled, when it was a clear strike he drilled it.

 

That was clinical. Just dialed in.

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"Twins Offense Leaves 21 Runners on Base"

 

 

...and 16 of them were Luis Arraez.

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I know it is only 2 games but they are only 4 games into the season.They need to find some type of migraine medication that he cantake daily to prevent if they can.It is just getting annoying and missing 50% of the games the norm.Overreacting yes but when you think of it he is a softy. Old school, my leg is about to fall off would be laughing at him. I have never had a migraine and know that the pain is horrible but we don't even know if that was it.He can sit out with a tummy ache if he wants to.

 

It's clear from your post that you've never had a migraine.

 

Also, if there was a cure-all medicine for it...don't you think he (and millions of others) would be doing that?

 

"Shut up and take an aspirin" is beyond offensive.

 

And, we're in the middle of a pandemic. Any player who is feeling ill is going to be removed from the game.

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Nine of twelve
Apr 05 2021 06:46 PM

 

 They need to find some type of migraine medication that he cantake daily to prevent if they can. 

Spoken like someone with little to no experience with migraines. There are millions upon millions of migraineurs who would love to have something like this available but, believe it or not, there are some medical problems that can't be cured.