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Washington Times Apr 25, 2017

Santana, seven-run fifth inning lead Twins over Rangers 8-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Santana (4-0) allowed a run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven ...
Twinkie Town Apr 22, 2017
What’s a Michael Tonkin for?

What’s a Michael Tonkin for?

The rarely used reliever represents what’s wrong with the Twins’ roster The Twins’ bullpen self-destructed Thursday against the Indians, squandering another good — though, let’s be honest, much bumpier — Ervin Santana start to lose 6-2 to the Cleveland professional baseball team. Twins fans could have pinpointed several moments when things went well and truly off the rails: Taylor Rogers walking in the tying run, Matt Belisle walking in the go-ahead run, Ryan Pressly handing out doubles like Dan Gladden used to hand out cans of Gluek. But for me, that moment came with two outs...
Twinkie Town Apr 20, 2017
Indians 6, Twins 2: Tribe walk away with win

Indians 6, Twins 2: Tribe walk away with win

Balks, walks and chalk talk It was a different kind of pitchers duel. Neither pitcher gave up a hit until the 4th inning. in the top half, Ervin Santana gave up a couple of singles but got out with no damage done. In the bottom of the inning, the Twins strung together a double, a single and a walk to load up the bases. Then it looked like Trevor Bauer forgot to let go of the ball as he almost tripped and balked in a Twins run. After another walk, Jorge Polanco hit a sac fly to make it 2-0 Twins. The Indians got a run back with two doubles in the 5th, the second one to right field by Carlos...

Molitor goes with the same lineup for the first time

Ervin Santana is on the mound today as the Twins try to avoid being swept is what has become a three game series
Chicago Tribune Apr 18, 2017

White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak ‘rolling’ with newest team’s atmosphere

Anthony Swarzak spent Sunday morning at Target Field recounting the game in 2011 when he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and combined with two other Twins pitchers on a one-hitter. It was brought up because that was the last time the Twins threw a one-hitter before Ervin Santana on Saturday,...
numberFire Apr 17, 2017
10 Fantasy Baseball Players to Buy and Sell for Week 3

10 Fantasy Baseball Players to Buy and Sell for Week 3

Perhaps no pitcher has been better than Ervin Santana to start the year. Should we believe in the hype or sell while we still can?
Twinkie Town Apr 15, 2017
Twins 6, White Sox 0: Ervin Santana gives up one hit in complete game

Twins 6, White Sox 0: Ervin Santana gives up one hit in complete game

The Twins battered around and scored five runs in the first inning. The White Sox? Not so much. One hit. One hit and one walk. That is all Ervin Santana gave up today, and he went the distance for the Twins—pitching all nine innings in their 6-0 clobbering over the White Sox. I mean, just think about that. Santana also struck-out eight batters and has a 0.41 ERA on the season now. The other funny part about this game was the first inning—because that is when five of the runs in the game were scored. Luckily they were all Twins runs! The White Sox’s supposed “Ace,” Jose Quintana,...

Thoughts on Dozier, Mauer and Buxton after Twins lose to the White Sox

There's a nice pitching matchup on Saturday as Ervin Santana faces Jose Quintana. The three-game series will be on the line for the Twins

Expensive veteran pitchers fueling Twins' success so far

If the Twins are going to break through at some point in the future to become a consistent contender, they likely are going to need some of their high-end young pitching talent — Jose Berrios and co. — to develop into top-of-the-rotation starters. To bridge the gap between 2017 and the time some of those promising arms are truly ready for the big leagues, though, it’s no secret they need some of their higher-priced veterans to come through. Through nine games, three of those pitchers are doing just that. Ervin Santana, Phil Hughes and Hector Santiago — three of the Twins’ five...
Twinkie Town Apr 11, 2017
Tuesday Twins: MLB power rankings love us now (sort of)

Tuesday Twins: MLB power rankings love us now (sort of)

Happy Tuesday! Here are the links: Despite the strong start to the season, the Twins are still only 22nd on Bleach Report’s MLB power rankings. ESPN’s MLB power rankings have the Twins all the way up at fourteenth! Their power rankings at the start of the season had the Twins at 28th, if you want more proof of how unpredictable this team is/was. Did you hear Twins pitching has been the best in the majors? It’s all being led by Ervin Santana and his nice 0.69 ERA. Even the guys over at Bless You Boys are impressed with the Twins’ torrid start. Over at The Ringer, Michael Baumann...

Santana: It's not as easy as it looked

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says dominating performances like Sunday's are never easy. "It's a lot of work," he said.
Twinkie Town Apr 9, 2017
Twins 4, White Sox 1: Miguel Sano go boom

Twins 4, White Sox 1: Miguel Sano go boom

A stellar start by Ervin Santana was backed by home runs from Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco in the Twins’ fifth win of the season. Sure, the Twins got another great start from Ervin Santana, who pitched six scoreless innings today, and the bullpen was able to pull off some magic tricks—but everyone’s really talking about Miguel Sano’s big-ol’ satisfying, glorious, two-run home run. This dinger wasn’t like the over-sized line-drive Sano hit opening day. This one was just a huge, towering ball, the kind people lose track of in the air, but end up falling somewhere beyond the...
Washington Times Apr 9, 2017

Sano, Polanco homer to help Santana, Twins top White Sox 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) - Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco homered to back Ervin Santana's six scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday. Santana (2-0) held the White Sox to two singles and lowered his ERA to 0.69. Minnesota, which finished with the worst record ...

Ervin Santana plays ace card, leading Twins to 4-1 win

He allowed two hits while striking out four and getting homers from Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco.
Twinkie Town Apr 6, 2017
THURSDAY THUNDER DUMP!!!!!

THURSDAY THUNDER DUMP!!!!!

“The Season’s Officially Started” edition ¿Hasta Mañana, Santana? Nick Cafardo at the Boston Globe thinks Ervin Santana could be an “intriguing” trade target this year. He quotes an AL scout who says because of Santana’s salary, talent, and experience... oh, and he “wouldn’t cost as much in terms of talent” compared to some bigger names. I have no idea why he thinks the Twins would trade him on the cheap, but there you have it. It’s Not As Bad As You Think The Pioneer Press’s Chad Graff has a story as to why the new guys in charge, Derek Falvey and Thad Levine,...

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