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Bryce Harper and Manny Machado

Other Baseball Today, 05:56 PM
Harper is on pace for 1 bWAR this year. (WAR doesn't like his defense). Going into the season, he and Machado were going to be the darlin...

Sickels Twins Prospect Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:53 PM
Mid season update from Sickelshttps://www.minorlea...d-season-review

Twins, OAK a good match? Gibson & Odorizzi available

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Some interesting trade news floating around this morning.   -Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle seems to be connecting the...

Article: Dozier’s Days Numbered, Then What?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Despite sweeping the hapless Baltimore Orioles, and then taking a series from the equally terrible Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twin...

Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:55 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...


8/18 PREGAME NOTES: Godley vs. Santana, Enns Injury Update, Gardy Back

Posted by Brandon Warne , 18 August 2017 · 774 views

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It’s warm and overcast as the Minnesota Twins prepare to open a three-game interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’ll be righty Zack Godley (2.95 ERA, 3.17 FIP in 106.2 innings) going for the Diamondbacks, with Ervin Santana (3.28 ERA, 4.71 FIP in 156.1 innings) taking the ball for the Twins.

More on that in a bit.

This will be the first regular-season meeting between the Twins and Diamondbacks since Sept. 22-24, 2014 — also at Target Field. The Twins the last two games of the series, as Kyle Gibson beat Andrew Chafin 6-3 and Phil Hughes beat Vidal Nuno 2-1. Jared Burton got the save in the final game.

The Twins manager that year was Ron Gardenhire, who returned to Target Field for the first time as an opposing coach on Friday. In fact, Gardenhire only managed four more games for the Twins before the end of the 2014 season, when he was let go. He’s now the bench coach for the Diamondbacks, and looks good as he’s lost weight independent of his treatment for prostate cancer. He’s doing well health-wise — he had some bloodwork done on Friday and the results came back good — and the team he’s coaching is behind only the blazing-hot Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.

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Hope Enns is OK and will get another shot or two before the season is done. Been a fan and believer in Gonsalves since day one. I am very anxious to see him in a Twins uniform. However, I have to say, I'm also super intrigued by seeing Meville and would have no problem seeing him come up Monday. Is he just a now healthy AAAA pitcher? Or is he a former top 100 prospect who battled command after injury and has found his way back? I believe he warrants a legitimate look.