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PH Herrmann for Buxton

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That might be the dumbest PH decision I have ever seen. Why? Just, why?
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Should we be worried that Miguel Sano's numbers through 200 plate appearances (289/.394/.584) involve a .424 batting average on balls in...
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Bullpens matter

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To me, This ten game road trip, if nothing else, demonstrates the importance of having a strong bullpen. The bullpen played a big role i...
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Houston series- does management blow it with poor roster...

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I really can't figure out TR and our front office personal. Are they trying to set the Twins up to "go for it (wildcard)",or don't they r...
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Berrios is the X-Factor

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In the midst of a playoff run, the Twins need that extra something to push them off the fence into contention. Right now, they could just...
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Twins Set Rotation, Hendriks Is In

According to Joe Christensen, Ron Gardenhire detailed the plan for the Twins early-season rotation in his post game talk. The Twins will start with a four-man rotation for their first four games and and then switch to a five-man rotation for the second cycle.

Attached Image: uspw_5419352.jpg The dark horse who will be added is Liam Hendriks, who will pitch the third game of the season in Baltimore following Carl Pavano and Francisco Liriano. Nick Blackburn will be scheduled to pitch for the Twins Home Opener. Next follows and off day, so the Twins will go back to Pavano on Wednesday. That second time through the rotation will include a fifth pitcher, who will face the Rangers at Target Field on April 15th.

That fifth pitcher could be Scott Baker, who is coming back from tendinitis in his elbow, or Jason Marquis, who is out with a family emergency. If both return, it's possible that Liam Hendriks is returned to Rochester, but it's also possible that Hendriks stays in the rotation. If neither is available, the Twins might also consider turning to reliever/swingman Anthony Swarzak, who threw six innings today against the Pirates giving up one run.


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