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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Baseball America takes a look at what is happening in the minors, a season that would now have been a couple of weeks old.   https:/...
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Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...
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Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:18 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...
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Recent Proposal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:29 AM
https://theathletic....=freedailyemail   The players have rejected the owners last proposal, the players have proposed a longer seas...
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Too Far From Town: Elizabethton Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:04 PM
This seems to be a free article in the Baseball Prospectus series on minor league teams in danger of elimination.   https://www.base...
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Twins Flashback: Seattle Sinks, Casilla Delivers Finishing Blow in Walk-Off Win (4/7/2009)

The Twins had to fight to the finish to earn their first win of the 2009 season, overcoming a 5-3 deficit despite being down to their final out. Three-consecutive walks followed by singles from Denard Span and Alexi Casilla gave the Twins a walk-off win.
Twins 6, Seattle 5 | Box Score
Blackburn: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Home Runs: None
Multi-Hit Games: Span (3-for-5), Cuddyer (2-for-4)
Top 3 WPA: Casilla .529, Span .214, Guerrier .114
Chart via FanGraphs
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After retiring the first two batters of the bottom of the ninth inning, it appeared Brandon Morrow was going to close out a 5-3 Seattle victory. Instead, he lost his command.

Morrow walked Carlos Gomez, Jason Kubel and Brian Buscher to load the bases before being removed from the game. Denard Span kept the rally rolling with a run-scoring infield single before Casilla finished it off with a two-run single to center field to clinch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The Mariners bullpen had retired 11 batters in a row prior to Morrow issuing the ninth-inning walks.

“It felt like we beat the White Sox,” Denard Span joked with reporters, alluding to Game 163 the prior season. “I was expecting champagne to be in the air when I got in the clubhouse, but it was only the first one of the season.”

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Apr 08 2020 09:12 AM

Alexi Casilla sure had a knack for those walk-off singles.