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Article: Tom Froemming Becomes Twins Daily’s First Editor

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:09 PM
We are happy to announce that Tom Froemming has agreed to become Twins Daily’s first editor. The whole community already knows Tom from h...

Reds Claim Kennys Vargas off Waivers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:52 PM
Via Dustin Morse.    I was really hoping to see Vargas land someplace he could get 500 AB and show what he's really capable of....

Article: Tyler Duffey, Alan Busenitz Optioned

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:46 PM
Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reported this morning that Tyler Duffey and Alan Busenitz have been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, p...

Minor Leaguers and Minimum Wage

Other Baseball Today, 09:30 PM
https://www.twinciti...ens-operations/   We've had a lot of discussion about how the minor leaguers often do not earn a livable wage...

Article: Opening Day Roster Becoming Clear With Thursday...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:11 PM
FORT MYERS - On Thursday morning, the Twins announced that right-handed relief pitchers Alan Busenitz and Tyler Duffey were optioned to R...


8/17 GAME NOTES: Twins Split Doubleheader, Break Home Losing Streak Against Indians

Posted by Brandon Warne , 18 August 2017 · 523 views

Robbie Grossman’s swinging strikeout against Nick Goody to end the first game of Thursday's doubleheader was the icing on a very frustrating cake for the Minnesota Twins. Not only did it cap a 9-3 loss to push the Twins back to .500, but also sealed a dubious team record as the 19th time a Twin had struck out against Indians pitching.

In fact, most of the game was emblematic of the Twins’ recent pursuit of the Indians in the standings. The Indians didn’t play particularly well all day, and let the Twins hang around almost all afternoon despite a litany of miscues. The Indians kept the Twins at arm’s length for the entire nine innings before busting loose for six runs over the final two innings to seal the deal and improve to 66-52 on the season.

The loss also dropped the Twins to 0-9 against the Indians at Target Field in 2017.

The trouble started -- like it tends to -- for the Twins and especially Kyle Gibson in the first inning. The tall righty allowed a pair of earned runs in the opening frame, but was lucky it wasn’t more as the Tribe loaded the bases with nobody out before settling for a two-run single from Jay Bruce and nothing else.

“They fouled off a lot of pitches,” Gibson said. “I think in that first inning, I was probably 1-2 on almost everybody. I didn’t have many first-pitch strikes, but I got to two strikes on a lot of those guys, but they hit some balls where guys weren’t, unfortunately.”

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