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  1. How did the Twins get to 4-2 ?!?! Take a look!

    by , 04-07-2013 at 11:55 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    How many times this year are we going to see this.
    Minnesota Twins

    4-2, 1st in AL Central Division

    Reality is that the White Sox have the same record, but this picture looks nice.

    How did the Twins get to 4-2? Let's look

    Aaron Hicks batting leadoff batting .077
    Our best hitter Joe Mauer batting in the 2 hole .231

    Josh Willingham batting .231

    Justin Morneau 3 RBI in 6 games, 2 of those were
  2. Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 88: Opening Week Intervention

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ID:	3687Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' winning opening week, bouncing back from last week's podcast, what to make of Aaron Hicks' slow start, Glen Perkins' excellence and managing the bullpen, appreciating Roger Ebert, the upcoming "Tix For Tots" event, close games and late-inning heroics, Tyler Robertson's goodbye, and "The Running Man" coming true. Here are:

  3. Rochester Red Wings: Opening Week Review

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    Opening week has come and gone, and after playing a four game home and home series against the Buffalo Bisons itís safe to say that at 1-3, the Rochester Red Wings are not where they had hoped to be.

    The First Three Games

    In the two games in Buffalo and the home opener in Rochester offense was the biggest problem. As previously stated in Red Wings Season Preview, scoring runs was going to be tough for Rochester ...
  4. Fun So Far

    Six games is only the first step in a marathon, but the Twins have been more entertaining than I though they would be. I don't think any of the question marks have been answered, but they have managed to be in every game and managed to squeak out three one-run wins out of the first six games.

    I am not getting my hopes up, but there are a lot of things that make this club worth watching. In no particular order, here are some observations I have after one week of baseball.
  5. Down on the Farm: A no-hitter and lots of hot sluggers

    There have been two series so far for the Twins and each one has produced the same result, a Twins win. Minnesota is tied with the Chicago White Sox for first place in the Central Division. It is very early in the season but the Twins are finding ways to keep games close and to come out victorious.

    Aaron Hicks isn't in the minor leagues any more and there were some struggles in his first week in the majors. He did knock in the go-ahead run for the Twins in Sunday's game. It was a big ...
  6. Weekend Thoughts

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    The Twins won the final two games of the weekend series and now sit at 4-2. They have won both series in this young season and now will head to Kansas City for three games. The starting pitching has been surprisingly good and the bullpen has been solid. The offense has produced some big hits. If everyone starts to hit consistently, the Twins' offense could be above-average. They have been fun to watch, which is not something I could ...
  7. Game 5 - Everybody Wins.

    Didn't listen to the Twins game. Had the chance to see the Timberwolves play, and I was lucky enough to see the game where Coach Adelman got his 1000 career victory.

    The Twins won, too. In our social media world, you never miss the baseball game. My friend and I tuned into it on the radio on the car ride to the game, when things still seemed sluggish for the team in blue. I learned they had taken the lead from a Twins tweet texted directly to my phone, and I learned the game was tied ...
  8. Twins Birthdays--April 7

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Bobby Mitchell (1955)
    Ricky Bones (1969)

    Outfielder Robert Van Mitchell was with the Twins from 1982-1983. He was born in Salt Lake City, went to high school in Chatsworth, California, and was drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round in 1977. He hit for a high average every year in the minors; his lowest average was .292 with AA San Antonio in 1978, and his highest was .327 with AAA Albuquerque in 1979. He drew a decent number of walks
  9. Bunting

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I hope this gets your Sunday morning off to a good start.

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    Updated 04-07-2013 at 12:24 AM by Brad Swanson

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  10. Wow Josh Roenicke

    by , 04-06-2013 at 11:48 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    It was another fun Minnesota Twins game to watch!! You had everything from both teams, and it just so happens the big blunder was made on the opposing team. I am not going to make this long by any means as we all watched the game, but I did want to point out some observations that I am a bit worrisome about, and some observations that I am excited about.

    1. Josh Roenicke was fricken awesome!! He was in control every batter for 3 innings. He looked like he was a machine, same ...
  11. Twins Minor League Report: Sano warms, Kernels cool.

    The Twins just got back over .500 (again) while a top prospect is starting to heat up.

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    There was a lot going on in the minor leagues today. You can read about it and catch up (or comment) here.

    After taking in three Kernels games in Cedar Rapids, Seth is driving back to reality tonight. So I'm pinch-writing.

    Like any back-of-the-rotation starter, you'll have to put up with me once (and sometimes twice) a week. I'm ...
  12. Opinion Versus Fact

    One of the things we all do is state an opinion believing or suggesting it is fact. Often on this site and others, certain opinions often are treated as fact, even though they often aren't even all that well supported by the evidence. The latest opinion to be treated as fact is that it is much better to bat Mauer 2nd than third. It seems to be believed that batting him 2nd instead of Dozier/Carroll will create 1.5 or more wins for the Twins this coming year. Lets look at this for a bit.
  13. This Day in Twins History - April 6

    Originally posted at Twinstrivia.com | TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history.

    - Twins pitching great and MLB Hall of Famer Rik Aalbert "Bert" Blyleven was born on this day in Zeist, Netherlands. Blyleven, now a Twins TV color commentator makes a big deal about his birthday and seems to mention his birthday on every Twins telecast and can tell you on any day of the year ...
  14. Friday Night Twins Minor League Report: Kernels win with Walk-Off

    I have to say, I have been pretty lucky down here in Cedar Rapids. On Opening Night, I saw Twins pitchers strikeout 16 batters, Byron Buxton get a couple of hits and a steal and a couple of home runs. On Friday night, I got to see more individual performances that are exciting for Twins fans, and I got to see a come-from-behind, bottom-of-the-ninth, walk-off win.

    One of the first observations that I have seen with this Cedar Rapids team is that they are very close, and that they have ...
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