Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Article: SEA 4, MIN 3: Zuni-Not Again

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:41 AM
What did the Twins ever do to Mike Zunino? Last season, he hit four homers in just six games against Minnesota. Saturday night (Sunday mo...

Catcher: DFA Wilson and look to AAA?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:40 AM
The Twins, desperately in need of more offense, have two right handed bats at catcher in AAA:  Wynston Sawyer and Williams Astudillo...

Game Thread: Twins @ Mariners, 5/27/18 @ 3:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:38 AM
  Feliz cumpleaƱos Jose Berrios! Jose Berrios was born (only) 24 years ago today in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. You might be curious, as...

Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:38 AM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?

Interesting article about Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:14 AM
I enjoyed the article linked below about Buxton. As you can see, the Twins and lots of other folks seem to think that he could be a hall...


Star Tribune says Hughes to start Sunday

Posted by beckmt , 20 April 2018 · 487 views

Lavalle article claims Hughes will be recalled to start Sunday, and the rest of the starters will pitch the 4 game series in NY.
I wonder if Hildenburger gets optioned out or Twins cut their Rule 5 draft pick(which would have made this a very bad winter on FO moves for relief pitchers).
I guess the big contract means they will have to look and see if Hughes has enough stuff to survive in the majors any more. Still given the Twins margin of error this year, hate to see games lost if Hughes cannot do it. Too few teams trying to win and most of them have decent clubs. Though at this time it looks like at most 8 clubs for the 5 postseason berths.
TB, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, KC, Texas, and Oakland look like non contenders at this time. And Toronto might be marginal.

The Twins should send out Hildenberger and keep the lefty Moya for now. They are already plus+ one in the bullpen and could make another cut down the line when Buxton returns.


Hopefully we can get a few decent starts from Hughes before the Ervin Santana decision needs to be made.


Please keep him on a short leash if you see him in trouble.


(Of course, we want to say that about any starter).

Hosken Bombo Disco
Apr 20 2018 09:08 AM
Good luck to him
    • dbminn likes this
Apr 20 2018 10:56 AM


Honestly I'm just glad it's taken this long for Hughes to even get a start. Hopefully we won't have to endure his poor pitching for too long.