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Twinkie Town 11 hours ago
Advice for Rocco: Don’t Rest Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa on the Same Day

Advice for Rocco: Don’t Rest Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa on the Same Day

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports It worked, but please, don’t do that again. One of the first articles I ever wrote for Twinkie Town was a feature about Rocco Baldelli. Living in Rhode Island, as I do, a place where Rocco grew up, went to high school, and is truly a “favorite son,” it seemed like quite a natural thing to do. I was able to get access to friends, teachers, etc. from his days at Bishop-Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. The feature was intended to introduce Rocco to Minnesota shortly after his hire as Twins manager. While I wouldn’t...
Twinkie Town 20 hours ago
Twins 2, Tigers 0: Gray and company toss a shutout

Twins 2, Tigers 0: Gray and company toss a shutout

Photo by David Berding/ The Twins clinched a series win on the back of their excellent pitching. Sonny Gray put together his best start of the year tonight, throwing 7 shutout innings and striking out 10 along the way. From the last out in the 3rd to the end of the 7th he only allowed one baserunner. The Twins didn’t need much offense tonight, scoring in the 2nd on a Gio Urshela RBI single. A single by Luis Arraez and a double from Carlos Correa doubled their lead to 2-0 in the 3rd inning. From there, Tyler Duffey got a 1-2-3 8th inning, striking out 2. Jhoan Duran...
Twinkie Town May 24, 2022
Game 43: Tigers at Twins

Game 43: Tigers at Twins

Photo by David Berding/ The Twins will try to clinch a win of the series against the Tigers tonight. First Pitch: 6:40 PM TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN Know thine enemy: Bless You Boys Today's Lineups TIGERS TWINS Robbie Grossman - RF Byron Buxton - CF Jonathan Schoop - 2B Luis Arraez - 2B Miguel Cabrera - DH Carlos Correa - SS Javier Baez - SS Gary Sanchez - DH Jeimer Candelario - 3B Max Kepler - RF Willi Castro - LF Gilberto Celestino - LF Spencer Torkelson - 1B Gio Urshela - 3B Tucker Barnhart - C Jose Miranda - 1B Derek Hill -...

Twins want Royce Lewis to be confident at multiple positions when he returns to big leagues

With Carlos Correa entrenched at shortstop, the Twins are trying to figure out how to best make use of Royce Lewis' promise.
Twinkie Town May 23, 2022
Game 42: Tigers at Twins

Game 42: Tigers at Twins

More of this, please. | Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports It’s time to go on a run. First Pitch: 6:40 PMTV: Bally Sports NorthRadio: TIBN, twinsbeisbol.comKnow Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys The Minnesota Twins have won four straight and six of their last seven games. Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa are both back in the lineup. The pitching staff continues to impress despite a cascade of injuries and shifting roles. But let’s not get too comfortable. The Twins are in the midst of a stretch of 21 games against Cleveland, Oakland, Kansas City, and Detroit, including 15...

Twins cap off series in Oakland with fire, winning 14-4

After being out for 11 days, Carlos Correa had two hits and two runs as the Twins put two dozen runners on base and stretched their lead in the AL Central to 3 1⁄2 games.

Correa 2 hits in return, small crowd as Twins top A's 14-4

Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in his return from a stint on the injured list caused by a bruised middle finger on his right hand, and the Minnesota Twins set a season high for runs Wednesday in a 14-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics.

Correa returns to Twins from IL; rookie Lewis sent back down

The Minnesota Twins reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the injured list on Wednesday before their game at Oakland and sent thriving rookie Royce Lewis back to Triple-A St. Paul.

Are the Twins making a mistake with Royce Lewis? Plus Vikings, Loons and Lynx

Royce Lewis was demoted after an impressive stint in Carlos Correa's absence. Host Michael Rand also welcomes Minnesota United beat writer Jerry Zgoda.

With Carlos Correa ready to return, Twins might send Royce Lewis to St. Paul

Former No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis performed admirably in his brief stint with the team, with a .286 average, three doubles, a home run and four RBI while playing solid, though not perfect, defense.
Twinkie Town May 17, 2022
The Future Belongs to the Bold

The Future Belongs to the Bold

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ With Royce Lewis’s emergence, should the Twins trade Carlos Correa? Kamie’s recent article addressed the Twins situation with Royce Lewis. If you haven’t read the article, you should. I won’t summarize it here, beyond the need to address what to do with Royce Lewis once Correa comes back from the IL. What I will do, is expand on Kamie’s notion and the reason and rational thought presented therein, with my own suggestions that more likely border on the unreasonable and irrational. Baseball is the ultimate long-term game in which the...

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.

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.
Twinkie Town May 15, 2022
Twins middle infield, a great problem to have

Twins middle infield, a great problem to have

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ What to do with the Twins middle infield The Twins shocked baseball nation (or at least me) when they signed Carlos Correa to a three-year, $105.3 million deal, signaling the team's focus on, not the future, but the 2022 season. He is getting $35.1 million this year and has an opt-out after each of the first two years. On top of that the Twins dumped Josh Donaldson and acquired Gio Urshela along with Gary Sanchez. This is all nothing new - what is new, is Carlos Correa landing on the IL with a bruised middle finger. This put...
Twinkie Town May 10, 2022
Game 30: Astros at Twins

Game 30: Astros at Twins

This came up when I searched “Joe Ryan” so I had to use it. | Photo by Minnesota Twins/MLB via It is Joe Ryan day. First Pitch: 6:40 PM TV: Bally Sports North Extra Radio: TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com Know thine enemy: The Crawfish Boxes Our old nemesis, Justin Verlander, takes the mound against our young ace Joe Ryan. Might be a low scoring game today, but then again, now that I’ve said that, maybe not. There won’t be a reunion for Carlos Correa this series, as he was placed on the IL today, alongside Chris Paddack. Chris Paddack and Carlos Correa are going...

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