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    by 07-06-2014, 11:00 PM

    All-Star Game Hometown Rules
    Rule #1: When The Game comes to town, you have a party.
    Rule #2: See Rule #1.
    Far be it from Twins Daily to break the rules.

    Today, July 14th, we're throwing a party at Mason's Barre and Restaurant prior to the Home Run Derby. From 4:30 to 6:30 we'll have a couple of kegs of beer reserved to offer Twins Daily readers to thank you for all your support. We'll be joined by readers and writers of FanGraphs.com and possibly a special guest or two. We'll also be joined by Pete Rukavina, a Twins
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    by 07-06-2014, 07:03 PM
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    The Twins beat the Yankees by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings. The winning run scored on a throwing error by the Yanks' catcher, Francisco Cervelli, trying to complete a 1-2-3 double play. Brian Duensing picked up the win.

    The Red Wings offensive machine continued to rack up runs. A couple of Kernels continued hot streaks, and the E-Twins got another terrific start. There were some good games throughout the Twins minor leagues on Friday. Check out more below.




    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8, Lehigh Valley 9 (16 innings)
    Box Score


    With a double-header on Sunday, the last thing the Red Wings needed was a 16-inning game on Saturday. However, that's just what they got. Six errors in the field by the Red Wings didn't help the matter.


    Scott Diamond started and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Lester Oliveros gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits in
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    by 07-05-2014, 04:09 PM

    Even though it's summer, and I'm free from teaching for a few blissful weeks, I have to keep going...with that here's my Cliff Notes Guide to June, in case you're just now joining this Twins season already in progress.

    Summary: Ch. 3 "June"
    Entering the month of June the Twins were still lurking on the fringes of what could be defined as a "dangerous" team. One that didn't know it wasn't good enough to be playing like it was. One that could rely on youthful
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    by 07-05-2014, 10:00 AM
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    The Twins got a short start from Kyle Gibson (six runs in two innings) but came up just shy in their attempt to come back, losing 6-5 to the Yankees on the 4th of July. Sam Deduno was very good in long relief. Brian Dozier and Chris Colabello homered, but it wasn't enough.

    The Red Wings offensive machine continued to rack up runs. A couple Kernels continued hot streaks, and the E-Twins got another terrific start. There were some good games throughout the Twins minor leagues on Friday. Check out more below.

    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 12, Lehigh Valley 6
    Box Score

    The Red Wings bats dominated in this one, their 50th win of the season. Chris Herrmann led the way. He reached base all five times with two singles and three walks. Eric Farris went 3-6 and stole his 14th base. Deibinson Romero went 2-6 with his
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    by 07-04-2014, 10:53 AM
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    On the special holiday episode of The No Juice Podcast, Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson bring in guest Aaron Gleeman to discuss how to make it in America as a blogger.


    In addition to having Aaron Gleeman discuss his Linkedin profile, you will hear tips on why you should avoid Minneapolis strip clubs if you are a Kansas City Royals pitcher, which baseball analytics websites to use for your ball guy analysis, a comparison between Joe Mauer and Ken Griffey Jr and reactions to the recently released All-Star Game hats.
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    by 07-04-2014, 08:15 AM
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    Happy Fourth of July to all of you! I am a couple days later than usual in posting the Twins minor league pitchers and hitters of the month thanks to my trip to Cedar Rapids (which was awesome, and the Kernels are home again this weekend, so get down there if you can!). Today, I'll be posting the Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month.

    It's always good when there are several starting pitchers deserving of recognition. It's even better when several of the names you will see below are names seen in previous months because that means they're putting together a long stretch of quality starting performances.

    With that, I'm going to post a couple of honorable mentions
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    by 07-04-2014, 07:31 AM
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    The Twins took an early lead against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka but could not hold on as the Yankees came storming back in the fifth inning with a couple of home runs against Phil Hughes. The Twins tried making a game of it, but the Yankees ran the score up to 7-4 and the Twins did not have enough firepower to hang in.

    Lots of tight games down in the minor league system, as every full season affiliate played a one- or two-run game. Let's get to it.



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    by 07-03-2014, 09:11 PM
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    The Yankees gamed the international signing system this year. With a limit of $2.2 million to spend, they poured over $13M at top signees - on the first day. In doing so they gave up the right to sign players to more than $300,000 over the next two years and must pay a 100% tax.

    This is in stark contrast to the Twins strategy. The Twins top signee is pitcher Huascar Ynoa, who they signed for $800,000. Is the Yankees strategy worth it? How easy is it to determine the best players to
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    by 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM

    A mailbag on a Saturday? WHAAAAAAA? I know, I know, mailbags are for Fridays, but yesterday was Independence Day and that day deserves to be free from fake mailbags. In this installment, I have TWO actual questions! One is from a family member, but it still counts. Enough dilly-dallying, let's answer some questions.

    Escobar has been one of the most consistent bats in the lineup and boasts the 3rd highest OPS on the team. If Oswaldo Arcia can't find a way to produce by the time
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    by 07-03-2014, 02:32 AM
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    Over this past weekend, I was in Cedar Rapids to watch the Kernels play. On Saturday night, the Kernels and their fans celebrated Twins Night. TC Bear was in attendance, but the headliner was Twins legend and Hall of Famer Rod Carew. After signing autographs for fans and joining the radio broadcast for two innings, Carew talked to the media.

    In Part 1 of that interview, Carew shared his thoughts on his playing career. In Part 2, Carew provided his thoughts on working with today's players. In Part 3 today, Carew talked about various topics from his relationship with Tony Gwynn to his most recent
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    by 07-03-2014, 12:25 AM
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    As the season progresses and the availability of real live center fielders decreases, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been lowering standards for center field qualifications -- such as "he smells like a center fielder" and "he reminds me of a young John Fogerty". Chris Parmelee has been the latest infielder to play the most defensively significant outfield role.

    There is no question that Parmelee is swinging a burning hot bat right now -- having gone 16-for-35 over the last 10 games -- which calls for his inclusion somewhere in the lineup. After his performance in Texas, Gardenhire admitted that there may be more lineup cards submitted with Parmelee’s name next to CF. “He reads
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    by 07-02-2014, 10:49 PM
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    The Twins lost 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon to the Royals. The Yankees are coming to town for a four game series.

    The Rochester Red Wings pitching staff has been tremendous all season. However, when the Triple-A All-Star game rosters were announced on Wednesday morning, just one player from the Red Wings was named to the roster. In their game on Wednesday, a Red Wings hitter was one hit away from the cycle. Surprisingly, the one hit that he didn't have was a single.

    There were a couple affiliates that had the day off on Wednesday. Continue reading to find out what happened throughout the Twins' farm system:


    photo of Doug Bernier by Steve Mitchell


    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8, Pawtucket 7
    Box Score


    Doug Bernier has had a terrific season, and on this day, he was very good. He went 3-5 and was just a single away from a cycle. He hit his 13th double, first triple, fifth home run and drove in three runs. Chris Rahl went 3-4 with his 11th double
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    by 07-02-2014, 10:43 PM
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    Given that the Twins’ season is balancing on the edge of a precipice, a showdown with the Yankees would usually be the last thing Minnesotans would want to see. But these are not your big brother’s Yankees; they lost a series to the Twins a month ago in Yankee Stadium. Add to that a long weekend, a retiring legend, an exciting new pitcher and (at least initially) gorgeous weather and you have a lot of reasons to grab some tickets to Target Field this weekend.

    Those Damn Yankees
    The Yankees have been stuck in the middle of the AL East since mid-May and their weaknesses start where we thought they
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    by 07-02-2014, 08:08 AM
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    Shortly after the International signing period opened today at 8am, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez tweeted that the Twins had an agreement with RHP Huascar Ynoa. Ynoa ranked 17th on MLB.com's top prospects. Baseball America placed Ynoa 14th on their list.

    Ynoa is a 6-2, 190 lb righthander who just recently turned 16. Earlier in the process, there was some belief that Ynoa was the top available pitcher in this signing period.

    Over a year ago, while participating in the 15U WWBA National Championship, Ynoa's fastball sat between 85-91 and Perfect Game called him "among the most impressive
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    by 07-02-2014, 12:47 AM
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    Welcome to July!

    Minnesota's offense busted out the fireworks a couple days early with a big performance against the Royals. The biggest news of the night might have been Joe Mauer being pulled from the game with what is being called an oblique strain. Mauer told reporters after the game that he has been dealing with a sore oblique for about a week and it doesn't feel good. This is bad news especially since Mauer's bat had seemed to be warming up in recent weeks.

    The Twins' offense wasn't the only one to explode on Tuesday. Let's look around the minor leagues to see who's hot and who's not.

    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 15, Norfolk 11
    Box Score
    Rochester went on a scoring rampage of their own, pounding out 15 runs on 19 hits. Chris Colabello cranked two home runs and Wilkin Ramirez collected five hits to help the offensive
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    by 07-02-2014, 12:30 AM
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    When Chris Colabello's season got off to an insanely hot start, I remember multiple people commenting to me excitedly about how he was on pace for something like 200 RBI.

    Some folks just love to extrapolate those grandiose "on pace" figures when a guy has a great first couple weeks. It's fun early season fodder, but of course, it's all utterly meaningless.

    Projecting hypothetical full-season totals at the halfway point is a bit more sensible, because at this point we've got 50 percent of a season as our sample. That's not enough to preclude fluky performances, but 81 games is 81 games.

    I thought I'd examine some of the crazier first-half stats on the Twins, in the context of what the numbers will look like at year's end if the player replicates

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