4:37 PM EDT, Sun August 28, 2016

Twins on a roll on the road as they prepare to face the Royals

Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer are expected to return to the lineup tonight as the teams begin a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium

Mauer and Sano both out of the lineup as Twins play against Dansby Swanson and the Braves

The Twins have a chance to sweep the Braves in the two-game series at Turner Field, and will do it without Joe Mauer (quads) and Miguel Sano (elbow) out of the starting lineup.

Joe Mauer finds the cure for what ailed him on video

The Twins star has fixed his swing this month after noticing a flaw on tape.
Twinkie Town Aug 16, 2016

Twins 4, Braves 2: Mauer, Plouffe back another Santana W

Ervin Santana pitched 7 shut out innings in what was for the most part, a pitchers duel of a game. Trevor Plouffe snagged the Twins a run early, doubling in Joe Mauer in the first, and that is exactly where the score stayed until the 8th. Minnesota applied pressure in the 8th with Mauer's 10th homerun of the year as well as a Kurt Suzuki single scoring Plouffe. The tandem of Taylor Rogers and Ryan Pressly ran into some trouble the following half-inning when Atlanta's Matt Kemp doubled in a run, and Nick Markakis followed him up with an RBI ground out. Pressly then got the third out to...
Twinkie Town Aug 9, 2016

Tuesday Twins: Is Max Kepler the new face of the Twins?

Hey-oh! Here are the links: Joe Mauer is so lazy he just road Max Kepler’s coat-tails as the two were named co-American League Players of the Week. If you were watching the Olympics or something instead of the Twins, you missed Miguel Sano hitting the roof at Tropicana Field. If you’re wondering how many players have ever hit the roof of Torpicana Field with a ball before, here is full list: Miguel Sano. FanGraphs has a great piece looking at the struggles of recently demoted Byron Buxton. Speaking of Buxton, Kepler apparently helped get him hooked on a baseball practice game...

Twins rally in late innings to beat Tampa Bay 6-2

Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano hit home runs and Joe Mauer had a key double to lead in the Twins past the Rays and take advantage of Ervin Santana’s strong start.
Twinkie Town Aug 5, 2016

Series Preview: Twins at Rays

Have we played these guys yet? I don’t know. This is our first time seeing the Rays this year that I can remember. This whole season has been kind of a blur and I’m 86.3% sure it’s just a dream. While we were gawking at Max Kepler’s home run burst in Cleveland, Joe Mauer flew under the radar. He went 12-18 with a homer and five doubles. Simplifying that fraction gives you a 2/3 (.667) batting average. That series saw his average go from .261 to a cool .280 which looks much better, both in that it’s higher and also aesthetically (it matters). Oh, right, preview of the series....
Twinkie Town Aug 5, 2016

Report: Twins Exploring 'Billy Madison' Scenario with Miguel Sano

"That's a funny movie, lots of laughs," said Joe Mauer Reportedly at wit's end with Miguel Sano's conditioning, inconsistent play, and inability to play the wrong position for the first two months of the year, team sources say the Minnesota Twins are looking to send the slugger to a local elementary school to "refresh his thinking." "The plan is simple," said a front office source. "He starts in kindergarten. He learns valuable lessons about responsibility, getting along with others, and sharing. Then he moves on to first grade, second grade, and so forth." This plan, it should be noted,...

Mauer: Focus on legs is paying off

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says his focus on staying back on his back leg is getting results, with seven extra-base hits in three games.
Twinkie Town Aug 3, 2016

Indians broadcast incorrectly claims “Joe Mauer” homered

The Indians are, sadly, better at mocking the Twins scoreboard person than they are at doing their actual jobs. While attending the Orioles vs Twins game a week ago, I noticed the scoreboard at Target Field displaying a number of trades as if they were actual deals when, in-fact, they were merely speculative deals. The most noticeable of these fake deals was the Yankees trading Carlos Beltran to the Indians, which obviously didn’t happen because he’s now a Ranger. A lot of news outlets picked up on the tweet and the fact the Twins scoreboard was totally wrong. It turns out, the Twins...
Columbus Dispatch Aug 3, 2016

Twins 13, Indians 5 | Frustration builds

CLEVELAND -- Joe Mauer had four hits and four RBI, Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and the Minnesota Twins continued their mastery over the Cleveland Indians with a 13-5 win on Wednesday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
News-Herald Aug 3, 2016
Cleveland Indians thumped by Twins again, 13-5

Cleveland Indians thumped by Twins again, 13-5

Joe Mauer had four hits and four RBI, Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and the Minnesota Twins continued their mastery over the Cleveland Indians with a 13-5 win on Wednesday night.Cleveland, the AL Central leader, fell to 4-8 against last-place Minnesota. The Twins have outscored the Indians 35-16 in winning the first three games of this series.
Twinkie Town Aug 2, 2016

Twins 10, Indians 6: Homeruns for everyone

For the second game in a row, the Twins unleashed offensive chaos upon poor-poor Cleveland. The action started in the 3rd with a Danny Santana lead-off double. Brian Dozier followed that up with his 20th homer of the season. Joe Mauer, too lazy to think up his own way to score runs, decided to follow the Santana/Dozier plan and promptly doubled. Max Kepler was next up and does what Max Kepler apparently does and hit a two-run shot. This was his 15th (already!) Homerun on the year. In the 4th, Jorge Polanco would double, Santana followed him with a single. Dozier grounded out for the second...
Twinkie Town Jul 30, 2016

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...

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