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  1. 2012 Day-by-Day - June 1

    Hitter of the Day:
    JaDamion Williams - RF - BEL - A: 3-5 HR (1), 2B (9), 4 RBI, 2 R

    Pitcher of the Day:
    Steve Hirschfeld - RHP - NBR - AA: 7 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

    Recap:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&output=html
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  2. Friday Night Minor League Lights

    On Friday night, the Twins watched Carl Pavano struggle through another rough outing as he tries to find a way to fight through the shoulder problems that have plagued him in 2012. In less than five innings of work, Pavano gave up two home runs including a grand slam. By the time he left the mound, the Twins were in a 7-0 hole and it can be a challenge to come back from that big of a hole.

    The three-game winning streak for the Twins came to an end on Friday night so let's look around ...
  3. Series Preview: Minnesota (June 1-3)

    by , 06-01-2012 at 11:44 AM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    http://www.letsgotribe.com/2012/5/31...-1-3#storyjump

    The preview is done from the letsgotribe site, I wanted to throw my opinion out in lieu of the story, again it is fun looking at the preview from the other side. We do get labeled the worst team in the AL once again.

    The Twins are going to be facing 3 straight RHP this weekend series, Low, Tomlin, Masterson

    Derek Lowe's last start was vs the White Sox, his line was ...
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  4. Covering the Twins 2012 MLB Draft

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/06/covering-twins-2012-mlb-draft.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    It has been pretty much a tradition at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL] to live blog the MLB rule 4 Draft from the Twins' perspective. I will cover every single pick all 3 days of the draft

    I will follow what I did in 2010, which is:

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  5. Coming Soon at Twins Fan From Afar

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]



    Since March, I have been providing Rock Cats content on this blog, whether it's game reports from contests I have attended, player stats, the latest on the potential change in affiliation, or recounts of events I have attended, like the pre-season welcome home dinner. I'm no expert on baseball -- or the Twins minor league system ...
  6. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft (Bonus) : Mitch Brown

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/06/profiles-of-top-22-pitchers-for-2012.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects ...

    Updated 06-01-2012 at 01:08 PM by Thrylos

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  7. Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - May

    I posted the Twins Minor League Starting Pitchers of the month a day early, but nothing would have changed with it had I waited a day. This morning, I am happy to present to you the Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month, and tomorrow, Iíll follow-up with the Twins minor league Hitter of the Month for May. Happy June!! Iím about to embark on the Territory Train, bound for Davenport, Iowa, tonight to watch the Swing of Quad Cities take on Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, Twins Daily contributor ...
  8. Friday Links-N-Thinks

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    Get out the brooms because the Twins just got done sweeping the A's in a series at Target Field. It wasn't the prettiest of sweeps but a walk-off home run from Josh Willingham and an interesting outing from Francisco Liriano put the cap on the three game set. The A's aren't exactly the cream of the crop in the American League but at this point the Twins are just trying to play better baseball.

    The Twins head to Cleveland ...
  9. 2012 Day-by-Day - May 31

    Hitter of the Day:
    Chris Colabello - 1B - NBR - AA: 2-5 GS (9), 2B (11), 6 RBI, 1 R

    Pitcher of the Day:
    Steven Gruver - LHP - BEL - A: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

    Recap:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&output=html
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  10. Cole Nelson

    Cole Nelson is pitching today for Fort Myers. He hasn't given up a hit through the first 2 innings and has gotten 3 strike outs with no walks.
  11. Jim Kaat and the 1965 Opener (players arriving by helicopter)

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ID:	1095I get a regular e-mail from Richie Decker with "legal blasts" related to
    baseball. He had this, Opening Day memories, from Jim Kaat that includes
    the 1965 Opener:

    Blog #27 - New Legal Blasts (and Unrelated Baseball Opening Day Memories)
    05/23/2012

    In 1965, I was scheduled to start against the Yankees. I left for the
    park in Minnesota, but there was a huge traffic backup. I got out
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    Updated 05-31-2012 at 09:11 PM by stewthornley

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  12. Day off after a 3 game sweep. Thoughts

    by , 05-31-2012 at 09:14 AM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    I have to say watching the last 3 Twins games were fun to watch. 3 Things that got my attention in those 3 games.

    1. Capps obvious excitement getting the save in the first game. I love seeing true emotion and he was very excited getting that save.
    2. What a boring second game!!!!!!!!!!! Then turns exciting in about a 1/2 second cuz we all knew that Willinghams shot was going to be a walkoff, and the Twins needed something like that at home.
    3. Liriano on the ...
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  13. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft: Kyle Zimmer

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/05/profiles-of-top-22-pitchers-for-2012_31.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for ...
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  14. Stop With the Premature Trade Talk Already

    This article originally was posted on May 30 at Knuckleballsblog.com.

    I know Twins fans arenít quite accustomed to dealing with having their team be uncompetitive right out of the gate, but thatís no excuse for being rediculously stupid.

    It seems like some folks just donít know how to enjoy the rare good performance when they see one. No, it has to be immediately followed by, ďLetís trade him!Ē

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