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Article: It’s Time to End the Tyler Kinley Experiment

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:48 AM
There were some eyebrows raised last December when the Twins left Nick Burdi and Luke Bard exposed to the Rule 5 Draft so they could sele...
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Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees, 4/25/18 @ 5:35pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:41 AM
I don't hate the Yankees. I don't hate the Yankees. I don't hate the Yankees.   You heard right: I don't hate the Yankees. In...
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Article: NYY 7, MIN 4: Lance Lynn Is a Dumpster Fire Righ...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:23 AM
The Twins got up 2-0 in the top of the first inning thanks to a Miguel Sano homer, but Lance Lynn had a rotten start, giving up six runs...
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Ex-Twins in the Box Scores

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:11 AM
Baseball games are being played again! I know it's only spring training, but I'm a box score junkie and once again I can get my daily fix...
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Article: Is it Time for a Roster Reshuffle?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Minnesota has hit a little bit of a slump. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees made quick work of the Twins on...
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Walks Help Sox Slam Twins

When the Twins opened up Target Field in April of 2010, they played host to the Boston Red Sox. This afternoon, the Twins sent a split-squad team across Ft. Myers to play against the Red Sox in the first game in the new jetBlue Park at Fenway South. The near-Fenway clone is a beautiful park, and Twins fans should be excited about it because the Twins also are getting money for renovations and improvements to Hammond Stadium.

The Twins won their inaugural Target Field game 5-2. The Red Sox won their inaugural jetBlue game by a score of 8-2.

It was actually a really good game much of the way. The Twins scored a run in the top of the 7th to tie the game at two apiece. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Minor League Free Agent Jason Bulger came into the game for the Twins in the bottom of the 7th and it didn’t go so well. He recorded just one out. He walked four batters, and then he threw a strike to Lars Anderson who drilled a long, grand slam to right field. Daryl Thompson came in and got the final two outs of the 7th frame. He gave up one run in the 8th as well.

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Francisco Liriano started, and although he walked the first batter he faced, he threw two scoreless innings. Jared Burton, another minor league free agent with a chance to make the roster, pitched a 1-2-3 third inning. Phil Dumatrait gave up two runs (just one earned) on two hits and a walk in his inning. Esmerling Vasquez gave up two hits, but no runs, in his inning. Kyle Waldrop pitched a scoreless inning as well.

Ben Revere went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base for the Twins. Ray Chang was 1-1 with two walks. He had a great diving play on a ground ball up the middle. The scary part of the game came when he was hit in the head on a slide into second base and immediately left the game. Later it was reported that he is now day-to-day.

On the other side, Tsuyoshi Nishioka went 0-5. It is the Twins first loss of the Grapefruit League.

(Note – This game will air on MLB Network at 7:00 central time tonight. Monday night’s game against the Red Sox game will air on Fox Sports North at 6:00. If you’re able, be sure to join John Bonnes and Aaron Gleeman for their Gleeman and the Geek podcast event while watching the game at the Wild Boar in Hopkins.)


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