There were post-game fireworks at Target Field on a beautiful night for baseball. Let's take a look at what happened around the club's affiliates.
ROCHESTER RED WINGS 1, SYRACUSE CHIEFS 7
The first of a few action-free games from the Twins perspective.
Offensively, Oswaldo Arcia returned to AAA and homered. He also walked once and struck out once. Jeff Clement and Drew Butera both doubled.
Liam Hendriks pitched 5.1 innings.
Last night I was able to take in a Minnesota Twins’ game live for the first time this season and I came away with one thought in mind: Ron Gardenhire is sure making it tough for me to defend him with the managerial moves he is continually making. Last week I came out with an article that, in essence, supported Gardenhire and stated that firing him would change nothing. To access this article, simply click here. Based on that article, I believed that Gardenhire hadn’t lost his ability to manage and
Eddie Rosario has been on fire since his promotion to New Britain. In 33 games, he is hitting .318/380/.473 (.853) with ten doubles, two triples and two home runs. Meanwhile, the offensive adjustment to AA has been more of a challenge for Miguel Sano. In 32 games, he is hitting just .204 with 32 strikeouts. He is talking 10% of the time, and he has 13 extra base hits. Last night, the two of them led the Rock Cats to a 8-7 win. Meanwhile, the Cedar Rapids Kernels got a great start, and some major
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Tony Oliva (1938)
Jason Miller (1982)
Alexi Casilla (1984)
Outfielder Tony Pedro Oliva played his entire career for the Twins, playing briefly in 1962-1963, making the team for good in 1964 and staying through 1976. He was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and signed as a free agent with Minnesota in 1961, one of the last Cubans allowed to leave the country to play major league baseball. The Twins released him, but he continued
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Billy Gardner (1927)
Dan Graham (1954)
Gus Gandarillas (1971)
Infielder William Frederick “Slick” Gardner played for the Twins for a couple of months in 1961, then managed them from 1981-1985. He was born in Waterford, Connecticut and signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 1945. He was up and down a lot in a lengthy minor league career, reaching AA in 1945, dropping back to Class A through 1948 (with one year
Originally posted at An interview with 1995 Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova | Twinstrivia.com
Recently I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to interview 1995 AL Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova. We talked about Marty's nine-year big league career from the time he was drafted by Minnesota in the tenth round of the 1989 draft until he retired from baseball in 2005. Cordova played for the Twins (1995-1999), Blue Jays (2000),
Technically, the actual halfway point in Minnesota's season came and went back in the first week of July, when the Twins played their 81st game at home against the Yankees. Yet, with the All-Star Game and its requisite four-day break falling in mid-July, it's tidier to simply use the Midsummer Classic as a milestone bisecting the MLB season.
So, now that we've passed both the official and unofficial halfway points in what is clearly going to be a losing campaign, where do we go from
Hey all you Terry Ryan fans,
How about this scenario? The Pohlad family retools this offseason, releasing Gardy and Terry Ryan, while bringing back Andy MacPhail as the general manager of baseball operations, along with his choice for an on-field manager, hopefully Paul Molitor. Andy is being credited with much of the success in the Baltimore Orioles organization, although they let his contract expire after the 2011 season. Under Buck Showalter, Andy's hire, the Orioles have surged
Updated 07-19-2013 at 09:46 AM by Don't Feed the Greed Guy
Here are 4 prospects that are showing major signs of improvement that have generally gone unnoticed.
JaDamion Williams (LF)
2012 (A): 9.6%BB 28.3%K .34BB/K .106 ISO 9.6%IFB .651OPS
2013 (A): 14.5%BB 20.7%K .70BB/K .180 ISO 5.3%IFB .852OPS
JD Williams has made significant improvements in both his BB and K rates, which has allowed him to draw over twice as many BBs per K as a year ago, a
Updated 07-20-2013 at 01:06 AM by Boone
The All Star breaks are all over, and there was a full schedule in the Twins minor league system on Thursday. A couple of old college teammates helped the Kernels provide most of the organization’s offense on the day. A couple of now-former Twins were on the mound. However, on this day, Taylor Rogers stole the show with one of the best pitching performances by a Twins pitcher this season. See below for more.
Also last night, I was a guest on Twins Minor League Weekly podcast and answered
Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about the Todd Walker or Butch Huskey trade, depending on who you ask. You can find it here.
2001 was the first season in what would become a nearly decade-long turnaround of the Twins' franchise. For the first time in ages, the Twins were in a position to buy at the trade deadline, rather than sell. This exciting season was about to get more exciting! Two separate trades signified that the Twins were going to finally do
It sure seems like the MLB media and a portion of the Twins Community thinks Justin Morneau is on his way out of Minnesota VIA trade. I will have to see it to believe it, but I have resigned myself to this scenario becoming a definite possibility.
I want to cut to the chase. Morneau certainly did not live up to his potential. 7 years ago I expected that his numbers and accomplishments would be much further along than they are now. I do not say this to be negative, I do not say this
At the beginning of the season, I devoted an entire week to make predictions about the upcoming MLB season. These predictions can be fun especially with all of the surprises that surround the game of baseball. I had the Toronto Blue Jays winning the AL East... oops. There are going to be a few swings and misses.
With the All-Star Game over and done with, let's take a look back at the first half of the season and see who's in line for each of NoDak Twins Fan's end of the season awards.
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Rudy May (1944)
Torii Hunter (1975)
Glenn Williams (1977)
Left-hander Rudolph May was in the Twins’ organization for his first year of professional baseball. He was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, went to high school in Oakland, California, and signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1962. He played for Bismarck-Mandan in the Northern League, going 11-11, 4.29. The White Sox chose him in the first-year player draft but