The Twins won their first game of the season last night as their bats defeated Jared Weaver, the Los Angeles Angels, and the Twins own defense by a score of 6-5.
It was a victory not just for the players on the field, but for the front office and coaching staff, as it finally validated decisions they had made throughout the offseason and spring training. Those decisions, contrary to the popular view of the Twins as a fundamentally sound team, have emphasized scoring runs over solid
Twins get their first MLB win, overall a 4-1 day.
Please note, I am NOT trying to step on Seth's toes at all by the day-by-days, he adds good narrative, and he knows a HELLUVA lot more than I, or anyone not employed by the Twins do about the Minor League. This blog is meant just to be used as a nice snapshot of the system on a day-by-day basis (see what I did there?). So use them as you will, I plan on adding stats starting next week, but rely on Seth for his knowledge and recaps!
Whew... glad to get that out of the way. This is how the Twin's are going to have to perform to win games. We will need to score 5+ runs for the most part to win a game, but at least Carl gave us some innings. The inside job by Bourjos was a knee to the nuggets, but what the heck, it all worked out. Kudos to Willingham and Parmelee for their big hits. I have been an opponent of the Willingham signing, not because I don't like him or his contract, but more so for philosophical reasons on how I think
The Twins got Win #1 in Game #5, and that has to be a relief to all the players, coaches, the manager and the front office. As a fan, itís kind of nice as well! A very nice 6-5, come-from-behind win. At various times, Josh Willingham, Chris Parmelee, Jamey Carroll, Glen Perkins and Matt Capps played hero. Jeff Gray gets the win! Congrats to the Twins on the win.
The minor league affiliates won three of their four games on Wednesday. In unusual fashion, two of the Twins affiliates played games
Updated 04-11-2012 at 10:11 PM by Seth Stohs
[Originally posted at Twins Fan From Afar]
Will this man-child ever throw for the Twins again?
There's no good news report today, as it was just announced that our best righty, Scott Baker, will miss the entire season
this post was originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...in-the-mirror/
The Twins haven't done well to start the season. They're 0-4 after losing three straight to The Baltomore Orioles and the home opener against the Angels, scoring only 6 runs compared with 20 runs allowed.
Now that they've had an off day to assess where they're at, I think it will be interesting to find out how they will respond. Granted,
Updated 04-11-2012 at 06:21 PM by Troy Larson
Per La Velle.
This doesn't sound good. I'll hope for the best, but it's tough to imagine a press conference with Terry Ryan sitting next to Baker, and Baker saying "I'm 100% ready for action!"
Here's my first shot at this. I'm assuming no one will see it, but if you do, Thanks....and sorry. I was going to post something earlier with predictions and such but then remembered I hate predictions and such. So I decided to give it a few games before I chimed in.
I have to go at this from the only perspective I have, from the view of a fan 4 hours away. So far its pretty simple: This is bad. It hurts to watch on TV. I half expect Bert to jump from the booth to his werciful demise.
Thus far, good things are coming out of New Britain
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
A few unrelated items this morning. First, if you missed it, yesterday I wrote about Alex Wimmers' first AA Rock Cats start that took place Monday night,
Updated 04-11-2012 at 08:25 AM by Twins Fan From Afar
Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
One of highlights of Opening Day at Target Field was the 10-year reunion for the 2002 Minnesota Twins team, the last team from the franchise to play in the ALCS. There were 11 of the 25 members of the team in attendance at the game along with most of the coaching staff. There were plenty of cheers for fan
Updated 04-11-2012 at 07:39 AM by Cody Christie
originally posted at ontheroadwithshawn and TwinsTarget.
7. Aaron Hicks, Center field, 22 years old
2011 Stats: .242/.354/.368 with 5 HRs and 17 SB in 26 attempts for Fort Myers.
Last Year's Rank: 2
Acquired: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins 14th
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Let's say Joey V. gets the axe. Who takes over his position? Is Bruno called up from AAA? Or would it be Scott "Weirdo" Ulger to assume that position? I assume the latter, although I would be pro for the former. What's your take?
On Monday against the Angels, Nick Blackburn, despite taking the loss in a 5-1 contest, provided the team with some assurance that he may be able to outperform the lowly expectations that have been outlined for him based on his track record the last two years.
What has been the most impressive about his 2012 debut was his ability to miss bats. After all, at an 89.9% rate over the past two seasons, he has allowed more contact than any other qualified starting pitcher. It has been