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Twinkie Town Oct 11, 2017
What to expect next season from this year’s injured Twins pitchers

What to expect next season from this year’s injured Twins pitchers

The Twins have plenty of injured pitchers that will be back in 2018. What should we expect from them? On the heels of the Twins firing pitching coach Neil Allen, his successor is going to be under some scrutiny as he will be tasked with figuring out how to improve one of the worst pitching staffs in the majors. Now, some of that is obvious - get better pitchers - but some of that improvement will also have to come from within. There’s not much more that Ervin Santana can possible do. Jose Berrios also turned in a solid season, though we’d all agree that we should expect even more from...
Twinkie Town Oct 4, 2017
Three reactions to the AL Wild Card game

Three reactions to the AL Wild Card game

Well, that wasn’t fun. After racing out to a 3-0 lead and chasing Yankees starter Luis Severino, it sure seemed that the Twins were going to pull off an upset. However, there are nine innings to be played and they were outscored 8-1 over the rest of the way and here we are, wondering what could have been. After having a night to sleep on it, I have three main thoughts about Paul Molitor’s crew this morning. Ervin Santana is not an ace Sorry, but not sorry. We’ve had this debate multiple times, even with different players (Carl Pavano) and I still feel the same way. Yes, Ervin...
River Ave. Blues Oct 3, 2017

Scouting the Wild Card Game: Ervin Santana

In just a few hours the Yankees will once again face veteran right-hander Ervin Santana in a postseason game. He will start tonight’s Wild Card Game for the Twins. Santana faced the Yankees in both the 2005 and 2009 postseasons with the Angels, allowing six runs (four earned) in eleven total innings. Weirdly enough, he’s […] The post Scouting the Wild Card Game: Ervin Santana appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Oct 2, 2017
Ervin Santana might have a problem with The Bronx

Ervin Santana might have a problem with The Bronx

Ervin Santana, Tuesday’s scheduled starter for Minnesota against the Yankees in the AL wild-card game, has made six career starts at the current Yankee Stadium. His record there: 0-5. “I know how many games … I pitch here. Do you know?” Santana asked when his lack of Bronx success was discussed Monday. “And how many...
Twinkie Town Sep 28, 2017
Indians 5, Twins 2: Tribe taters trump Twins

Indians 5, Twins 2: Tribe taters trump Twins

Corrasco baffles Twins batters and late rally not enough for Twins’ off-day lineup Twins coasted through a shut out loss as Carlos Corrasco struck out 14 batters. That’s pretty much all the recap you need as the Twins were playing with hangovers a “rest day” lineup. Ervin Santana looked good through five innings, but was pulled as Molly didn’t want to burn his Ervins before the wild card bridge is crossed. Twins threatened to score several times but never did. then finally broke through with two outs in the top of the 9th. Mitch Garver hit a triple into the right field corner to...
Twinkie Town Sep 25, 2017
Who should start the Wild Card game for the Twins?

Who should start the Wild Card game for the Twins?

It seems like the Twins are going to make it to the Wild Card game, so let’s look at the options. The Twins have a very good chance of making the Wild Card game. Winning the Wild Card game might be a different story. Even if you do win, you’ll be thrown straight into a five-game Division Series. So in the Wild Card game, do you start your best pitcher in hopes of advancing, or save your best starter for the Division Series? Ervin Santana was the Twins opening day starter, and is considered the ace of the Twins staff. His 3.36 ERA is the best on the club, as is his 16 wins and .667...

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