4:53 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Twins making right calls on Byron Buxton, Royce Lewis — even if you may not like it

As hungry as fans are to see Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis run and hit, protecting them for the long run is the wise plan with an AL Central title — and their futures — in play.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

By pumping brakes on Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis, Twins avoiding downside risk

As hungry as fans are to see Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis run and hit, protecting them for the long run is the wise plan with an AL Central title in play,
Twinkie Town May 22, 2022
Should Byron Buxton be the Twins Leadoff Batter?

Should Byron Buxton be the Twins Leadoff Batter?

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Buck’s bat may be more impactful elsewhere in the lineup. I have waited years for Byron Buxton to bat leadoff for the Minnesota Twins. I was a major Carlos Gomez fan, and to me there was nothing more electric than that guy putting a ball in play and running out an infield single. It’s the same way with Buxton, though we aren’t really seeing too many infield singles, more power. But should Byron Buxton be the Twins’ leadoff guy? I say no, but right when I type that, I question it. Leadoff home runs set the mood for the game. A...
Twinkie Town May 21, 2022
Twins 9, Royals 2: “Boo!” say the walks

Twins 9, Royals 2: “Boo!” say the walks

Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/ Minnesota’s consistent ability to get runners around earns them a win on Saturday night. Minnesota never surrendered their early lead tonight, knocking off the Royals and taking a stand against the whole idea of leaving men on base. After two quiet innings, the Twins jump-started their offense with a leadoff walk in the third. After Ryan Jeffers singled him over, Gilberto Celestino went all Gardyball on it, bunting the runners over to set up a Byron Buxton at-bat. Buck would fly out on a long foul pop to Whit Merrifield, but it counted as...
Twinkie Town May 19, 2022
Gud Twins Tourney, Twinkie Town Title, Game 2: The sixth incensed

Gud Twins Tourney, Twinkie Town Title, Game 2: The sixth incensed

Since there’s a Versalles on both teams, you don’t know to which this image refers.... | Photo by Focus on Sport/ One tide-turning inning and one more game in the books. Game 2 Lineups INSIDE BASEBALLERS WONDER YEARS 25 - Byron Buxton - CF 20 - Lew Ford - CF 24 - Tom Brunansky - DH 8 - Nick Punto - 3B 6 - Tony Oliva - RF 20 - Rich Reese - 1B 30 - Jimmie Hall - LF 11 - Jacque Jones - DH 2 - Zoilo Versalles - SS 2 - Zoilo Versalles - SS 14 - Kent Hrbek - 1B 23 - Bobby Kielty - RF 9 - Rich Rollins - 3B 40 - Marty Cordova - LF 7 - Joe Mauer - C 7...

Too much complaining about first-place Twins; Sarah McLellan on the Wild

Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis have dominated the headlines the last few days, but let's not forget that the Twins are on pace to win 94 games. Also, hockey writer Sarah McLellan on the Wild's roster in flux.

Dylan Bundy activated, will start for Twins tonight in Oakland; Byron Buxton sitting out

For the second time this season, reliever Jharel Cotton was designated for assignment with Dylan Bundy returning from COVID

Souhan on the Byron Buxton plan + a Vikings game-by-game prediction

Columnist Jim Souhan joins the Daily Delivery to talk about the Twins' '100-game plan' for Byron Buxton. Also, the Lynx 0-4 start, Vikings predictions and a Gophers football recruiting development.

Carlos Correa backs Byron Buxton rest plan, dismisses those who 'don't know' baseball

Carlos Correa said giving Byron Buxton scheduled days off back is the right plan for the Twins — and those who criticize it don't know what they're talking about.
Twinkie Town May 17, 2022
Twins 3, Athletics 1: Another low-scoring win in the books

Twins 3, Athletics 1: Another low-scoring win in the books

Royce Lewis and Byron Buxton were two of the heroes for the Minnesota Twins in the win over the Oakland Athletics. | Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Royce Lewis, Gary Sanchez, and the pitching staff come through The Minnesota Twins aren’t scoring too many runs these days. They are, however, winning with frequency. The three-game sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros last week notwithstanding, the Twins are now 9-6 in the month of May and have won three of their last four games. Monday evening’s victory in Oakland followed a similar pattern to most of the...

Twins use sacrifice bunt, Gary Sanchez homer to top Oakland Athletics 3-1

Nick Gordon laid down the Twins first sacrifice bunt of the season, which led to the game-winning run three pitches later when Byron Buxton drove in Royce Lewis.

Carlos Correa in Byron Buxton's corner when it comes to staying healthy for long run

The Twins shortstop, who is also injured, said not rushing Buxton back is the right plan for the Twins and those who criticize it don't know what they're doing.

Twins celebrate their 1,000th Target Field home run — but it really wasn't

When Byron Buxton homered in Sunday's game, it was celebrated by the Twins as the 1,000th by the team since it moved into Target Field 12 years ago. The @TwinsDingers Twitter quickly offered a correction.

Do you hate the 100-game plan for Byron Buxton? So does Reusse

Columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Randon the Daily Delivery to tear apart the Twins' plan to limit Buxton's playing time in hopes of preserving his health.

Gio Urshela, Buxton pace Twins to win over Guardians — and Joe Ryan wins $500 from teammates

Byron Buxton homered; Gio Urshela did too — as well as adding a couple of excellent defensive plays — and Joe Ryan cashed in on a deal with the other starting pitchers (as well as throwing six strong innings vs. Cleveland).

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