On Saturday, the Twins' 2013 first round draft pick, Kohl Stewart, had his last start of the first half of the season for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
He was originally scheduled to pitch on Sunday, but had his start moved up a day so that he'd have two days of rest before Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star game.
Stewart completed four shutout innings, throwing 69 pitches at Burlington hitters before calling
Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins shutout Detroit to climb back within one game of .500 and just 3.0 games back of the Tigers divisional lead on Friday.
Unfortunately, the organizationís affiliates didnít fare as well, going 0-2 (3?) on the night despite some big names on the mound.
RED WINGS REPORT
Lehigh Valley 3, Rochester 0
Alex Meyer was on the hill for the Red Wings, and the first batter he faced would foretell his night,
Originally posted at IowaTwinsFan.com
Through my forty plus years following the Twins I have off and on had one player that stood out as my favorite. As I've grown older the reason for a player earning the designation of "favorite Twin" has evolved.
The Carew Era - When I was a young baseball fan
When I first tuned the radio to the Twins in the 70's it was Rod Carew. Rodney made a big impression, he was fast, smooth and graceful. He even made
Updated 06-13-2014 at 11:00 PM by tshide
(Adding a reference to my website)
Here's an excellent article about Nick Burdi who is getting ready to pitch in the College World Series in Omaha - http://www.omaha.com/sports/cws/hard...f8dfb9bb0.html.
The Twins did not play on Thursday, but that does not mean they were idle. Reports are that center fielder Sam Fuld is ready to join the Twins on Friday in Detroit, and that catcher Eric Fryer has been recalled to take the place of Josmil Pinto. The Twins have not announced a corresponding roster move to make room for Sam Fuld, but Aaron Hicks is a likely candidate to either go on the Disable List with a bum shoulder, or be demoted to AAA to work on hitting right handed against right handed pitchers.
~ Sponsored by Switch My Trip ~Josh Willinghamís career may not be as finished as previously thought.
Sure, not everyone thought he was washed up. Over the winter his agent -- Matt Sosnick of Sosnick Cobbe Sports -- reassured me that Willingham was strong like bull after his knee surgery in 2013. The procedure cleaned everything up and he was healthy. The message? Get ready because 2014 would be a rebirth of Willingham -- avert your eyes because you
Hello Twins fans. Here's a brief look at what Dad and I discussed on tonight's Troy's Twins Chat. We talked about the draft that was held last week. We also talked about Pinto being sent down because there weren't enough at bats for him since the Twins signed Kendrys Morales. Also, we ccommented on Mike Pelfrey and Aaron Hicks. Plus we gave the pitching probables for the Detroit Tigers Twins series coming up this weekend.
To listen to the show, click on the following link
If you're listening to this podcast, you probably have more than a passing interest in Twins baseball. You've probably read about all of their draft picks, even guys drafted after the first few rounds, like Minnesota native Pat Kelly, who was taken in the 12th round.
You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or click here you can download the new episode, and if you want to add the show to your
The Twins took care of business in Toronto on Tuesday night and most of the teams in the minor leagues were able to follow their lead. It didn't take long for Kendrys Morales to remember how to hit and Brian Dozier is putting himself into the All-Star conversation at second base.
Minnesota is in the mix for the playoffs and many of their minor league affiliates are fighting for first half titles. Every win is important so let's jump down on the pond to check out the action.
Updated 06-11-2014 at 05:59 AM by Cody Christie
Coming into spring training, I don't think that Ron Gardenhire and the Twins were planning on bringing Josmil Pinto north with the big-league club. The young backstop had been awfully impressive with the bat during a September audition in 2013, sure, but Twins officials commented repeatedly throughout the offseason that he was still somewhat raw and his defensive game needed work.
That was a fair position to hold. Pinto was a bit of a slow developer
If you haven't noticed, it's Tuesday again. This week's Hangout had been listed as day-to-day which, in TwinsSpeak, could mean a day, a week, or possibly that we'd never do another Hangout again. You just. Don't. Know.
But we're trying to give the term day-to-day a new meaning and that starts now: We're back. With no missed time. We've dealt with some not so great circumstances the last couple of weeks. Namely, key contributors (our computers) crapping the
My post 2014 draft list of the top 70 prospects in the Twins organization:
1. Byron Buxton
2. Miguel Sano
3. Alex Meyer
4. Jose Berrios
5. Kohl Stewart
6. Eddie Rosario
7. Jorge Polanco
8. Kennys Vargas
9. Nick Gordon
10. Danny Santana
11. Trevor May
12. Stephen Gonsalves
13. Nick Burdi
14. Travis Harrison
15. Lewis Thorpe
16. Adam Walker
17. Max Kepler
18. Sean Gilmartin
The World Cup kicks off on Thursday--but whom to root for? Luckily, if you're a Twins fan, in your heart of hearts you already know, just follow our guide to find out.
You can also see the guide embedded in our own personal site at heavenlypeanuts.blogspot.com, and leave comments as to the foolishenss of likening Kent Hrbek to anything French.
Updated 06-10-2014 at 11:35 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven
As the Cedar Rapids Kernels wrap up the final stretch of the first half of their 2014 Midwest League season, the parent Minnesota Twins sent them some needed starting pitching help in the form of two teenage pitching prospects.
Australian 18-year old lefty Lewis Thorpe and right-hander Fernando Romero, a 19-year old out of the Dominican Republic joined the Kernels from extended spring training last week and both were immediately inserted in to the starting rotation by manager