The big news of the day in Twins territory was the signing of free agent 1B/DH Kendrys Morales, but the Twins also shutout the Houston Astros at Target Field behind a strong start from Kyle Gibson. He improved to 5-5 on the year and lowered his ERA to under 4.00.
In the minors, one top pitching prospect matched Gibson’s performance while another made his 2014 debut. Let’s get to it:
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 3, Gwinnett 2
Assuming we get the Morales...we have seen, this lineup just became very formidable. One question is, when will Pinto play?
With Suzuki slowing down, I guess Pinto will catch a little more..but wow...tell me who has a better lineup than us, with Morales in the middle!
Also have you noticed Santana looking much better in CF? Im excited about the Minnesota Twins..(Does the State pay Gladden to say that all the time?) MINNESOTA...most of us know where the Twins hail from,
We laid down on the floor for our last official night. The last night was spent the same as the first-on something other than a real mattress. Full circle.
I always told myself I would be done playing if I experienced a long period of time without enjoyment. Passion and heart are what got me to such a point in my career and without them, it would become increasingly difficult. As this season wore on, I started to lose that heart and passion for playing the game I love. Managers, coaches
I know ESPN is moronic sometimes but I couldn't believe that I was reading an article where they judged a pitcher based on wins. I thought we were four to five years past that. I'm not asking for advanced stats either, just maybe ERA and strikeouts?
Its especially frustrating because Johan was robbed in 2005 for the Cy Young by this very wins mentality. He had an ERA a full .6 lower than Colon (2.87 vs. 3.48), pitched 9 more innings and struck out over 80 more batters but
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“That’s approaching Jim Thome territory.”
Those were the words that Dick Bremer used to describe Oswaldo Arcia’s mammoth four hundred and twenty-two foot grand slam to right field against the Brewers on Thursday night.
Despite losing the last game in this year’s Border Battle, there are a multitude of good things to take away from the four game series: the Twins took two games
Updated 06-08-2014 at 01:05 AM by Twins and Losses
This past weekend, No Juice Podcast co-host Dan Anderson was wed in Crosslake, Minnesota.
The pre-ceremony activities went awry however when the large wedding party decided to take an ill-advised photograph on an unsupportive dock. Hilarity ensued. What followed was a whirlwind of internet and mainstream media notoriety. Almost every news outlet around the globe ran the video. Unless you live in some remote Inuit fishing village, you probably have
The Twins took an early four-run lead courtesy of an Oswaldo Arcia grand slam that nearly landed in the Target Field Plaza OUTSIDE of Gate 34. Unfortunately the home team, dressed handsomely in powder blue throwback uniforms, could not hold the lead as Correia and the bullpen let the lead slip away and the Twins failed to rally.
(photo credit Scott Blanchette)
Thursday was a big day for the future of the organization
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Among many baseball circles, the Houston Astros organization may be considered the Smartest Team In The Room™.
Their front office is loaded with brainiacs. They have field staff who carry out the philosophy from the lowest levels to the majors. They even broadcast teams who attempt to advance the mission statement on TV and radio, but mostly to fans who are left wondering why the team is not winning.
The Astros have a five-year plan
With the number five pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Minnesota Twins selected Nick Gordon, a high school shortstop from Florida. This is the pick most people expected the Twins to make especially with word coming out that the team's top brass had seen him in person more than any other draft prospect. To read more about Gordon, check out his Twins Daily pre-draft profile.
Leading up to the Twins fifth pick, the Houston Astros had the first overall pick for the third straight season.
I happened to catch an interview on WTIC radio with Rock Cats' owner Josh Solomon on my way home from work this evening. A few of Solomon's comments directly relate to other things I have written in the last couple weeks (and, really, this blog), so I wanted to pass along some of his words, insofar as they relate to the Twins-Rock Cats affiliation.
Not surprisingly, the Twins organization had no role in the negotiations to move
This is the third and final (as of now) mock draft in advance of this weekend's MLB draft. You can view the first mock and second mock as well.
Before I get into it, I'm going to post what I believe is the Twins draft board (explanation to follow):
1) Brady Aiken, LHP, California prep
2) Nick Gordon, SS, Florida prep
3) Alex Jackson, C/OF, California prep
4) Tyler Kolek, RHP, Texas prep
5) Sean Newcomb, LHP, Hartford
We know how it is. Life is busy: with work and family and social engagements, there are a lot of demands on your time. So, if you tune out for a while during the long season, you're perfectly normal. Missing baseball games is not unlike missing reading assignments for school, so we're happy to provide this series of Cliff Notes to summarize, explain and analyze the story that is the 2014 Twins Season. (This post is illuminated with pretty pretty pictures on our personal site: Peanuts From Heaven Incorporated)
Jeremy and Seth will be covering the draft live via Google Hangouts tomorrow night.
Our show will start right at 6:00 as we preview the Twins selection, which should happen around 6:30. We'll recap that selection and, potentially, preview the 2nd round selection before signing off at 7pm.
We'll pick it up from there at 9pm live from the KFAN studios for another hour.
Word of a potential deal to move the New Britain Rock Cats franchise to Hartford only broke on Monday, but today it became official: the Rock Cats will be leaving their longtime home of New Britain following the 2015 season, and relocating to nearby Hartford for Opening Day 2016. Twins fans, bear with me, as the first part of this story primarily is of interest to my Connecticut readers (all 3 of you). Here's what Connecticut-area people need to know:
Updated 06-04-2014 at 07:41 PM by Twins Fan From Afar