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Twinkie Town Mar 27, 2017
Twins 2017 Season Preview: The position players

Twins 2017 Season Preview: The position players

The TV dinner of roster rundowns (one of the good kinds with cheesy rice, though). Opening Day is exactly one week away! While the roster has not been officially set by the Twins yet, it seems basically set already. Below are the position players I project, as of now, making the Opening Day roster, along with their 2016 numbers and their 2017 ZiPS projected numbers. Without further ado... Starting Position Players Jason Castro, the pitch framer extraordinaire and biggest off-season acquisition by the Twins, will be the opening day catcher barring something truly horrible happening. As...
Twinkie Town Mar 24, 2017
Twins 5, Orioles 5: Explosive episode in the second inning doesn’t last

Twins 5, Orioles 5: Explosive episode in the second inning doesn’t last

Inning #2 was a big one for the Twins, but not enough for the win. At least it wasn’t few enough for the loss either. This was one of those classic back-and-fourth, lopsided spring training games we all know and love. Though the Orioles jumped to a quick lead, getting one off Ervin Santana in the top of the first inning, the Twins scored five in the bottom of the second. Jason Castro, Byron Buxton, and Max Kepler all hit doubles, and there were RBI singles be Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer. It was cool. Unfortunately, that lead did not last. Michael Tonkin gave up a home run to Chris Johnson...
Twinkie Town Mar 24, 2017
Spring Training Game 28: Orioles at Twins

Spring Training Game 28: Orioles at Twins

First Pitch: 6:05 pm CTTV: FSN, MLBN (out-of-market only), MLB.tvRadio: Go 96.3, TIBN, MLB.comKnow Thine Enemy: Camden Chat Welcome to the game thread! Sit down, grab a Fig Newton. Here's the lineups for tonight's game, which are... interesting. The Twins are welcoming back Puerto Ricans Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario, though! Orioles Twins 1. Ryan Flaherty, 2B Brian Dozier, 2B 2. Paul Janish, SS Max Kepler, RF 3. Pedro Alverez, RF Byron Buxton, CF 4. Trey Mancini, 1B Joe Mauer, 1B 5. HyunSoo Kim, LF Miguel Sano, 3B 6. Chris Johnson, 3B Jason Castro, C 7. Chance Sisco,...
Twinkie Town Mar 21, 2017
Phillies 9, Twins 5: Late offensive explosion doesn’t go Twins’ way

Phillies 9, Twins 5: Late offensive explosion doesn’t go Twins’ way

Believe it or not, this game was 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, then all the bad pitchers came in (or something). For most of the game, the Twins lineup looked absolutely lifeless. Through seven innings, the Twins had only three hits, total. Two of those hits were be Jason Castro, who hit a single and a double. Jorge Polanco has the other hit. But then a funny thing happened. The Twins replaced all their “regulars” in the lineup with reserves and minor leaguers, and suddenly became an offensive powerhouse. Ehire Adrianaza, of all people, hit a home run to lead-off...
Twinkie Town Mar 18, 2017
Spring Training Game 22: Red Sox at Twins

Spring Training Game 22: Red Sox at Twins

First Pitch: 12:05 pm CTTV: MLB.tvRadio: Go 96.3, TIBN, MLB.comKnow Thine Enemy: Over the Monster It's the battle for the Mayor's Cup, or Commissioner's Cup, or whatever it's called these days... Ryan Vogelsong gets the start today, so that should be fun. Red Sox Twins 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B Brian Dozier, 2B 2. Andre Benintendi, LF Byron Buxton, CF 3. Mookie Betts, RF Joe Mauer, 1B 4. Mitch Moreland, 1B Miguel Sano, 3B 5. Chris Young, DH Max Kepler, RF 6. Jackie Bradley, Jr, CF ByungHo Park, DH 7. Pablo Sandoval, 3B Jorge Polanco, SS 8. Brock Holt, SS Jason Castro,...
Twinkie Town Mar 11, 2017
Spring Training Game 15: Red Sox at Twins

Spring Training Game 15: Red Sox at Twins

First Pitch: 12:05 pm CTTV: FSNRadio: Go 96.3, TIBN, MLB.comKnow Thine Enemy: Over the Monster Today should be kinda fun since Boston is playing with a split squad. I mean, just look at the Red Sox lineup. Red Sox Twins 1. Marco Hernandez, 2B Brian Dozier, 2B 2. Chris Young, LF Joe Mauer, 1B 3. Andrew Benintendi, DH Miguel Sano, 3B 4. Sam Travis, 1B ByungHo Park, DH 5. Jackie Bradley, Jr., CF Drew Stubbs, LF 6. Bryce Bentz, RF Robbie Grossman, RF 7. Rafael Devers, 3B Jorge Polanco, SS 8. Christian Vazquez, C Jason Castro, C 9. Deven Marrero, SS Danny Santana,...
Twinkie Town Mar 8, 2017
Twins 3, USA 2: We beat all of America, you guys

Twins 3, USA 2: We beat all of America, you guys

Twins bested ALL OF AMERICA (and half their minor leaguers they for some reason had to loan America) in Wednesday night’s win. This started off rough for the Twins and Trevor May, who gave up two runs to team USA in the top of the first inning. However, May did go on to have an okay (?) overall outing, pitching 3.2 innings and giving up no more runs after the first. It was like a spring training Brad Radke, or something. The Twins tied things up in the bottom of the second inning thank to a Max Kepler double, a ByungHo Park walk, and RBI singles from Jason Castro and Jorge Polanco. The...
Twinkie Town Mar 4, 2017
Spring Training Game 10: Blue Jays at Twins

Spring Training Game 10: Blue Jays at Twins

First Pitch: 12:05 pmTV: FSN, MLB.tvRadio: 96.3 GO, TIBN, MLB.comKnow Thine Enemy: Bluebird Banter The game is coming from inside your TV! Blue Jays Twins 1 Dalton Pompey, CF Byron Buxton, CF 2 Ryan Goins, 2B Brian Dozier, 2B 3 Kendrys Morales, DH Joe Mauer, DH 4 Justin Smoak, 1B Miguel Sano, 3B 5 Darrell Ceciliani, LF Max Kepler, RF 6 Anthony Alford, RF Kennys Vargas, 1B 7 Richard Urena, SS Jorge Polanco, SS 8 Gregorio Petit, 3B Jason Castro, C 9 Juan Graterol, C J.B. Shuck, LF Casey Lawrence, P Ervin Santana, P

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