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Last night’s 12-7 win over the Rangers featured six runs before the Rangers got an at-bat, home runs by C.J.Cron and Miguel Sano, another...

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The Twins stayed as hot as the scorching weather today as they completed the sweep over the Texas Rangers. Martin Perez made his second s...

Front Page: Week in Review: Back on Top

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:30 PM
Ever so briefly, the Cleveland Indians overtook the American League Central. Following their triumphant series at Target Field, which mov...

Front Page: Mitch Garver’s Other Big Improvement

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:58 PM
In a season full of pleasant surprises for the Minnesota Twins, there are perhaps none more so than the play of third-year catcher Mitch...

Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:29 PM
I had fun with the "Ex-Twins in the Box Scores" post last year. I know, it's too early for any games at this point in the year, but I hav...

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Harmon Killebrew - our classic home run hitter

Posted by mikelink45 , 14 August 2019 · 572 views
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Harmon Killebrew - our classic home run hitter I could not resist putting up this Home Run Derby between Harmon Killebrew and Rocky Colavito. In this contest the two who had tied for the HR championship of the AL faced off. https://youtu.be/GKq4xdoS4vE

It is preceded by Harmon taking the crown from Mickey Mantle - https://youtu.be/2JAMbwIiV80

And followed by a contest Harmon lost to Ken Boyer -...


Playoff pitchers - where do Twins rank

Posted by mikelink45 , 12 August 2019 · 691 views
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Playoff pitchers - where do Twins rank If the playoffs started today – these are the teams and their top three-man rotations. Which would you choose? I have them listed as I would rank them.

Starting three for the playoffs
1. Houston – Verlander, Cole, Greinke
2. Cleveland – Bieber, Clevinger, Kluber
3. Tampa – Morton, Chirinos, Glasnow or Snell if he returns
4. Yankees – Tanaka, Paxton, Ger...


Blown leads

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 August 2019 · 808 views
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Blown leads 11 1/2 game lead is huge, losing it by August 10 is terrifying. True, we have time left and Cruz will come back and maybe Buxton too. Jack Cave might be replaced by someone who can do better in MLB from our minor leagues and maybe we will strike gold with one or two pitchers as we allow the entire minor league system to audition for us this year, but stil...


Pete Reiser - Byron Buxton - two of a kind

Posted by mikelink45 , 07 August 2019 · 592 views
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Pete Reiser - Byron Buxton - two of a kind Nick Nelson's excellent look at Byron Buxton and his injuries made me think about who would be a counterpart to him and his career so far and Pete Reiser immediately came to mind. Called Pistol Pete long before Pete Marinovich, he was a sensation.

Read this paragraph from his Wikipedia Page - "In 1941, his first season as a regular starter, Reiser helped...


The greatest games ever

Posted by mikelink45 , 25 July 2019 · 720 views
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The greatest games ever Ted wrote "Arguably the most exciting game the Minnesota Twins have played in nearly a decade, the home team dropped a 14-12 affair last night (err this morning) at Target Field." In his recent post - Yankees blog. So I got to thinking - what are the best games the Twins have played - win or lose?

Do the two extra innings affairs with the Oakland A's co...