5:39 AM EDT, Mon May 20, 2019

No. 1 pick Royce Lewis hits double, does pushups, gets thrown at

Welcome to the Friday edition of The Cooler, where the weather is about to get really dumb for a while. Let's get to it: *The traditional definition of hitting for the cycle in baseball is amassing a single, double, triple and home run in the same game. Only 11 players have done it in Twins history — including Jorge Polanco, who accomplished the feat earlier this season. But perhaps the modern day cycle in baseball is this: A batter doing 1) something good at the plate; 2) celebrating in a way that irks the opposing team; 3) Getting thrown at in his next at-bat; 4) The other team getting...
Twinkie Town May 16, 2019
Twins’ versatility up and down the batting order

Twins’ versatility up and down the batting order

You can probably guess who’s hit in the most slots. Through 42 games, Rocco Baldelli has penned in 31 unique lineups for the 2019 Twins, only two of which have been seen more than once. Unusually, this has not been due to frequent roster turnover, but primarily because of multiple players with positional versatility and strong depth at certain spots, mainly catcher. We’ve become used to seeing certain players at key spots in the lineup - Max Kepler leading off, Jorge Polanco following, and so on - but how much have Minnesota’s position players moved throughout the batting order this...
Twinkie Town May 14, 2019
Twins 4, Angels 3: Garver homers, injured

Twins 4, Angels 3: Garver homers, injured

It was a “hold on to your pants” type of game. The Minnesota Twins needed a win tonight to even the series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and it was a game where the Twins took a commanding lead, then bumped the stress levels up a bit with the help from the bullpen. The Twins scored all of their runs before the Angels tonight and started off the game with some small-ball in the bottom of the first. Jorge Polanco was able to reach on a single and steal second base one batter later. Angels opener Cam Bedrosian threw a wild pitch, advancing Polanco to third base and then score...
Twinkie Town May 13, 2019
Angels 5, Twins 4: Frustration Station

Angels 5, Twins 4: Frustration Station

Just one hit with runners in scoring position? Please? This game started well for the Twins, as Jose Berrios worked out a jam in the top of the first before the hometown team put two up on the board in the bottom of the inning. After a Mitch Garver walk, Jorge Polanco absolutely destroyed a baseball into the left field stands, his first home run of the season from the right side of the plate. Just keeping up the pace. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/2vKiBtRHcU— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) May 13, 2019 The Angels scored the next four runs of the game, and it could have been worse had Berrios...
Twinkie Town May 11, 2019
Game 37: Tigers at Twins

Game 37: Tigers at Twins

Let’s play two. Is there anything better than a weekend doubleheader? I don’t think so! The Twins will hand the ball to Michael Pineda as they look to continue their winning ways this afternoon. Today's Lineups TIGERS TWINS Gordon Beckham - 3B Max Kepler - CF Christin Stewart - LF Jorge Polanco - SS Nicholas Castellanos - RF Nelson Cruz - DH Miguel Cabrera - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF Ronny Rodriguez - SS C.J. Cron - 1B Harold Castro - 2B Jake Cave - RF Brandon Dixon - DH Jonathan Schoop - 2B John Hicks - C Jason Castro - C JaCoby Jones - CF Ehire Adrianza -...
Twinkie Town May 10, 2019
Twins 6, Tigers 0: Hot offense for hotter Odorizzi

Twins 6, Tigers 0: Hot offense for hotter Odorizzi

The Twins are 24-12. That’s on pace for 108-54. No jinx, no jinx... How smokin’ is the Twins’ offense right now? Twice, with the bases loaded and one out, they’d fail to get a hit. Didn’t matter. Six runs is enough when Jake Odorizzi doesn’t allow any. (One would be, in truth, but more is better.) Both LOBs were pretty weird, actually. In the fourth inning, Jorge Polanco came up with the bases loaded, and smacked a double down the left-field line which should have cleared the bases. Rounding second, Max Kepler sorta bumped into Tigers second baseman Harold Castro, which slowed...

Polanco has another 5-hit game

The Twins on Wednesday completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays by beating them 9-1. Jorge Polanco had five hits and drove in a pair.

Polanco has 5 hits, Gibson fans 11 as Twins rout Jays 9-1

Jorge Polanco had five hits, including a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 11 and the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 9-1 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the struggling Blue Jays.
Twinkie Town May 5, 2019
Yankees 4, Twins 1: Rain, rain, rain

Yankees 4, Twins 1: Rain, rain, rain

Domingo Herman held the Twins lineup to just one run as the Yankees took the series two games to one. The Twins starter today, Michael Pineda, had struggled in his last three starts, but started this one on a good note, striking out the side in the first inning. However, things changed in the 2nd, as he loaded the bases. With 2 outs, DJ LaMehieu hit an infield single scoring 2 runs, thanks to a throwing error by Jorge Polanco. Meanwhile, Domingo German was brilliant, only allowing 1 run all day. Through 6.2 IP, he allowed just 4 hits, and 3 walks while striking out 7. The one run came...
Call to the Pen May 5, 2019

Minnesota Twins: Jorge Polanco has finally arrived

Minnesota Twins SS Jorge Polanco is leading the team in a number of hitting metrics and there’s reason to believe he has arrived. Right now, the Minnesota Twins find themselves atop the AL Central with a two-game lead over the Cleveland Indians.  The Twins were always thought to be the likeliest candidate to challenge Cleveland […] Minnesota Twins: Jorge Polanco has finally arrived - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 2, 2019
Game 29: Astros at Twins

Game 29: Astros at Twins

Jose Berrios against a literal actual Peacock. First Pitch: 12:10 CentralTelevision: FSNO, MLB Network (Out of Market only)Radio: TIBN Today's Lineups ASTROS TWINS George Springer - DH Max Kepler - RF Jose Altuve - 2B Jorge Polanco - SS Alex Bregman - SS Nelson Cruz - DH Michael Brantley - LF Eddie Rosario - LF Yuli Gurriel - 1B C.J. Cron - 1B Josh Reddick - RF Marwin Gonzalez - 3B Aledmys Diaz - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B Robinson Chirinos - C Jason Castro - C Tony Kemp - CF Byron Buxton - CF

Postgame: Cruz runs well for 38, and proves it with two infield hits

Jorge Polanco didn't realize he had hit a home run during his four-hit night.

Monday's Twins-Houston game recap

The Twins' Jorge Polanco had a four-hit night that included four RBI and lifted his average to .392, second best in the AL.

Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins' 9-5 win over Astros

Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Twinkie Town Apr 21, 2019
Twins 4, Orioles 2: An Easter Weekend Sweep!

Twins 4, Orioles 2: An Easter Weekend Sweep!

The offense slumped, but the clutch pitching showed up. Twins win! The Easter Weekend was full of joy for the Twins and their fans as they finish off a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. This game had about the strangest start you could think of. Jorge Polanco popped up a pitch to left in the first inning, but the left fielder Dwight Smith Jr. dropped it so Polanco had a little league triple. Of course the Minnesota Hero La Tortuga would follow up with an RBI double. A couple batters later and C.J. Cron drove in Willians Astudillo to take a 2-0 first inning lead. The Twins took the second off...

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