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  1. Three-Bagger: Pelfrey's Progress, Plouffe's Paradox & Rebounds

    * Last week, I wrote that Mike Pelfrey's struggles had a reached a point where he should be removed from the rotation until he demonstrates legitimate signs of progress. In his next start, which came Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, that progress was plenty evident. Go figure.

    Sure enough, Pelfrey delivered his best start of the season by far, with six innings of one-run ball. His fastball flashed a couple ticks higher on the gun than we ever saw in April, and the added velocity (along ...
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  2. Twins/Indians (Games 25-27)

    Twins at Cleveland

    Except Tonight (Game 25)

    For me, skipping the 10th inning of an extra innings game is like skipping the opener of a rock concert. You usually donít miss much.

    Except tonight, when the Twins crapped out in extra inning (singular).

    Because I am a fan of the heart and not of the head, I assume the Twins will win all games where the score stays close. And when a home run comes flying out of the Magical Land of Parmelee, the ...
  3. Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Berrios Baffles Bats

    All of the Minnesota Twinsí affiliates played afternoon games on Sunday, as did the big league club. As we alluded to yesterday, the Twins had some interesting pitchers taking the mound, and they had mixed results. Sam Deduno and Cole De Vries both made their first rehab starts of the year. Top Twins Prospects JO Berrios and Alex Meyer also made starts. There were several very good offensive and pitching performances. There were also a few errors that proved costly.

    The Ft. Myers Miracle ...
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  4. Samuel Duduno !!!!

    He'll be able to pitch again on Friday. I hope it is for the Twins.

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  5. Twins Birthdays--May 5

    Also posted at wgom.org

    John Donaldson (1943)
    Larry Hisle (1947)
    Mike Redmond (1971)

    Infielder John David Donaldson did not play for the Twins, but began his professional career in their minor league system. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, he signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1963. He played for Class A Orlando that year, hitting .251, and was chosen by the Kansas City Athletics in the first year player draft. He hit .315 at Class A in ...
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  6. The Birthday of Charles Albert "Chief" Bender, Minnesota's First Hall of Famer

    Before there was a Winfield, a Molitor, or a Mauer, there was a Bender.

    Charles Albert "Chief" Bender was born in Crow Wing County on May 5th, 1884. He bounced between his home on the White Earth Reservation, and various boarding schools. At a teenager, Bender was recruited by the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the first of many off-reservation boarding schools. Carlisle is perhaps most known for it's resident coach, Pop Warner, and his star player, ...
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