5:13 AM EDT, Sat July 30, 2016
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Walk-Off Walk Propels Twins to 2-1 Win

SHRIMP Ricky Nolasco gave up a lead-off home run on Friday night, the Twins' 5th leadoff dong shot allowed in nine games, WHICH IS WEIRD. However, Nolasco settled down and (hopefully) improved his trade value, and the Twins won in 12 not terribly exciting innings on a rare, beautiful walk-off walk from Joe Mauer, 2-1. Jose Quintana also pitched very well, with some help from the Twins (and really, Miguel Sano) throwing away some prime opportunities for the scoring of runs, which is the measure by which games are won and lost. In the first, Brian Dozier and Robbie Grossman reached to start...
Twinkie Town Jul 28, 2016

Twins leave Baltimore chopped 6-2

Defense and a 7th inning surge propel the Twins over the O's For the 4th time in eight games, according to Dick'nBert, a Twins starter gave up a HR on their first pitch of the game, this time Adam Jones off of Kyle Gibson, Joe Mauer tied it up with an RBI triple in the bottom half. The 4th inning wasn't so good for Gibby, it could've been worse though. The defense bailed him out a couple of times by getting the out at home, like this one by Eduardo Escobar and this one by Kepler. You can only do that so many times before someone like J.J. Hardy dyno-mites a liner to left to give the O's...
Twinkie Town Jul 23, 2016

Moe Berg: Catcher, Lawyer, Horndog, Spy

Casey Stengel called Moe Berg "the strangest man to ever play in baseball." He didn't live to meet Joe Mauer. It's time for another episode in (Mostly the Red Sox, really, but played for Washington too. And the Minneapolis Millers! This is long, I warn you, so it takes a full five minutes to read. But I think it's my favorite baseball story I've ever heard.) It was said of Moe Berg that "he could speak twelve languages, and couldn't hit in any of them." But Berg rather liked having things said about him. Just so long as they supported the mystique he liked to create for...
Twinkie Town Jul 20, 2016

Twins 4, Tigers 1: Ninth inning dingers sink Detroit

It was a close game, until Max Kepler stepped to the plate in the ninth. This game was still tied 1-1 going into the 9th inning, but Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario both hit big dongs off Francisco Rodriguez to put the Twins ahead for the win. Joe Mauer led off the scoring right for the Twins, drawing a four base walk hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, the small lead was short lived as Ervin Santana gave up a home run to Ian Kinsler on his first pitch of the game. And then the game dragged on... and on, and on, and on! Street lights, PEOPLE! Walking down...

Twins' Joe Mauer pays $6.2 million cash for Wayzata Bay home

The house has seven bathrooms and garage parking for eight vehicles.

Early, late home runs power Minnesota Twins to 4-1 win over Detroit

Joe Mauer opened the scoring with a home run in the first inning; Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario added homers in the ninth as the Twins defeated Detroit.
Twinkie Town Jul 18, 2016

Monday Recap: Could it get any worse?

Last Friday I asked you all what would be the best and the worst things that could possibly happen to the Twins in the second half of the season. It was a pretty open-ended question, but a couple of you delivered. Here were the responses: TwinsHoosier wrote that Joe Mauer returning to stud status would actually be bad for the team. Do you agree? 2wins87 wrote about what the Twins’ last 20 games in the first half might mean for the second half of the season, and it looks... well, uh, better? Both valiant responses, but what about you? What do you think the best or worst thing to happen...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 17, 2016

MLB: Twins 5, Indians 4, 11 innings: Mauer scores on error in 11th to lift Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — This one was worth the wait for the Minnesota Twins. Joe Mauer raced home with the winning run when Max Kepler’s comebacker ricocheted off pitcher Joe Colon’s glove in the 11th inning to give the Twins a rain-delayed 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
News-Herald Jul 17, 2016

Cleveland Indians fall to Minnesota Twins, 5-4, in 11-inning, rain-delayed game

MINNEAPOLIS >> Joe Mauer raced home with the winning run when Max Kepler's comebacker ricocheted off pitcher Joe Colon's glove in the 11th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a rain-delayed 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.Colon (0-1) reached behind his back to try to glove the bouncer and knocked it down.
Twinkie Town Jul 15, 2016

FanPost Friday: Could it get any worse?

Welcome to FanPost Friday! So what is FanPost Friday? It's that thing where I pose a question to you, users , you write a FanPost responding to the question in any way that you want, and then we share and recap what everyone came up with on Monday. Got it? Good. Now don't be shy about giving it a try! This week's question is: What would be the single best thing and the single worst thing that could happen to the Twins in the second half of the season? You can respond in any way you would like, serious or whimsically. You can write about Joe Mauer returning to form, Byung Ho Park breaking...

Twins will try to beat Rangers ace Hamels for second time this week

Joe Mauer, 0-for-12 against Rangers lefthander Cole Hamels, will sit out tonight's game. Hamels is coming off the shortest start of his 29-game career with the Rangers, a four-inning loss last Sunday at Target Field.

Twins will try to beat Rangers' ace Hamels for second time this week

Mauer, 0-for-12 against the lefthander, will sit out tonight's game.
Twinkie Town Jul 2, 2016

Twins Get It On Rangers Pen, 17-5

The Twins used up all their offense for the remainder of 2016. Pity Rangers starter Chi-Chi Gonzalez. Once the usually-sharp Texas defense played Twins circus baseball to begin the game, Gonzalez was yanked after 0.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER. (That he walked notoriously impatient Danny Santana didn't help inspire confidence in manager Jeff Banister 's heart.) And then Gonzalez got to sit on the bench and watch THIS nightmare. (He had to be thinking, "no way I could have done worse ...") It got so ridiculous that in the fifth, with the Twins up by 10, radio crank Dan Gladden criticized Joe Mauer for...

Batting third for the Twins, the third baseman, Miguel Sano

When asked if Sano will continue to work in the outfield before games, manager Paul Molitor said it won't happen unless the Twins are low on alternatives.
Twinkie Town Jul 1, 2016

FanPost Friday: Let's have a July fire sale

Welcome to your special holiday edition of FanPost Friday! FanPost Friday is a thing we do here where I post a question, you read it, think about it, and write a FanPost answering the question. After the weekend's over, we'll share the best posts and recap what you came up with. Since it's now July, this week's question is as follows: Who do you think are the Twins' best trading chips and why? I know this is pretty crazy, but stick with me here. You can answer this question any way you want. You can make the case for trading Joe Mauer. You can make the case for trading Ricky Nolasco. You...

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