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Twinkie Town Jun 18, 2019
A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins

A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins

Look, it’s not gonna be easy to just trade for an “ace” The Twins have a pretty good rotation this year. Right now, Jake Odorizzi is among the best pitchers in baseball. Jose Berrios is not far from that conversation either. Kyle Gibson has been the face of consistent success. Even Martin Perez has done well, and Michael Pineda is pretty doggone alright for a fifth starter. Devin Smeltzer and Kohl Stewart have both been adequate in a fill-in role, and there are other prospects that haven’t even been called up. Let’s focus on the first four guys though, because that is what the...
Twinkie Town Jun 18, 2019
Twinkie Town Talk: Eating Mayo from the jar edition

Twinkie Town Talk: Eating Mayo from the jar edition

Things you might have missed on this site yesterday: Last week highlighted a couple areas the Twins could probably improve on, despite the winning record, writes BigTakes. Big if taken. I think thats how that goes. The next cut for the MLB All-Star game is coming soon. A few Twins are still leading their positions, but more are on the bubble and need your votes! Unless you’re a Royals fan who somehow found your way over here. We haven’t forgotten how you guys rigged the election worse than a hanging chad. That joke just went over the head of anyone younger than 27. Jose Berrios...

Berrios can't save Twins against Boston

The Red Sox won a pitching duel over the Twins 2-0, with Rick Porcello getting the best of Jose Berrios.

Twins postgame: The Twins bunting, Parker's pitch selection and Buxton's return

The Twins lost 2-0 to Boston on Monday despite eight solid innings from Jose Berrios

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Twins 2-0 with 7 scoreless

Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday night.
Twinkie Town Jun 13, 2019
Mariners 9, Twins 6: Losing a seesaw battle

Mariners 9, Twins 6: Losing a seesaw battle

Errors, bullpen issues lead to a loss. After hanging on for a one-run win in the series opener against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, the Twins struggled to score until the late stages of Wednesday night’s game. But at the end of the day, it wasn’t the offense that let the Bomba Squad down. Indeed, in an unusual twist, it was the defense. And, once again, the bullpen. In a game started by Jose Berrios, the Twins failed to score until the bottom of the 7th inning. But after that, the offense made up a 6-1 deficit in two innings and it looked for all the world as though the Twins...
Puckett's Pond Jun 13, 2019

Minnesota Twins: Post game report – Seattle Mariners 6/12/19

The Minnesota Twins continued their home stand with the 2nd of 3 against the Seattle Mariners today with a devastating 9-6 loss.  Jose Berrios pitched yet another gem going 6.2 innings with 6 strikeouts giving up 1 ER on a Daniel Vogelbach big fly to right field to lead off the 6th inning. The offense […] Minnesota Twins: Post game report – Seattle Mariners 6/12/19 - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Jun 12, 2019
Game 66: Mariners at Twins

Game 66: Mariners at Twins

Finally, it’s Jose Berrios’ turn. First Pitch: 7:10 pm CentralTelly: FOX Sports North; fubo.tv (subscription)Ear telly: WCCO 830 AM, Treasure Island Baseball Network; twinsbeisbol.com (español)Know Thine Enemy: Lookout Landing After a fun comeback win on Tuesday night against Seattle, the Twins will look to earn a quick series win against the Mariners on Wednesday. Jose Berrios will be on the mound for the Twins. Last time out, the Twins’ ace pitched six innings of one-run ball against Cleveland, and he’ll look to continue his strong season against the homer-happy Mariners. To...

Jose Berrios looks for his ninth victory as Twins face Mariners

The weather is spectacular at Target Field for the second of a three-game series.
Twinkie Town Jun 6, 2019
Game 61: Twins @ Cleveland

Game 61: Twins @ Cleveland

Not getting swept would be cool. First Pitch: 6:10 CentralTelevision: FSNORadio: TIBNKnow Thine Enemy: Let’s Go Tribe Jose Berrios, who I imagine is what you would get if you turned a Carebear into a man via unicorn magic, hopes to help the Twins rebound and avoid the sweep. Starting for the Cleveland Racist Caricatures will be a very good pitcher and sentient pile of garbage, Trevor Bauer. Thus the rooting interest is clear even if we weren’t all Twins fans. It is for this reason I assume the Twins lose tonight. Sorry, the Twins are good and all, but the universe just loves forcing to...

Jose Berrios on the mound as Twins try to avoid first three-game losing streak

Only one Twins team has gone later in the season without losing three games in a row.
Twinkie Town Jun 6, 2019
Jose Berrios is still just 25 years old, and already amazing

Jose Berrios is still just 25 years old, and already amazing

Let’s play a game! I’m going to show you the stats for the age-23,-24, and -25 seasons of four current or former Twins starting pitchers. Try to figure out who they are (or just scroll down if you hate fun)! Player A Age 23 Season: 11-16 W-L, 4.46 ERA, 232.0 IP, 147 K, 57 BB Age 24 Season: 20-10 W-L, 3.87 ERA, 239.2 IP, 174 K, 48 BB Age 25 Season: 12-14 W-L, 4.30 ERA, 213.2 IP, 146 K, 43 BB Player B Age 23 Season: 7-15 W-L, 5.49 ERA, 210.0 IP, 127 K, 92 BB Age 24 Season: 18-12 W-L, 3.21 ERA, 257.2 IP, 149 K, 73 BB Age 25 Season: 18-14 W-L, 4.09 ERA, 250.2 IP, 135 K, 68 BB Player C Age...

Berrios pitches into the seventh in victory over Rays

The Twins fell behind in the middle innings but Jose Berrios settled in and the team rallied to win its 21st game in the month of May, their most in any month since 1991
Twinkie Town May 31, 2019
Rosario’s 9th-inning double gives Twins 5-3 win

Rosario’s 9th-inning double gives Twins 5-3 win

A fantastic finish to a fantastic game. Well, that was fun. Following Thursday’s lopsided Rays victory, Minnesota came back to win this game after an early 3-1 deficit. The Twins are now 15-3 in the next game after a loss. That’s crazy. Your evening started with a first-inning RBI of Jorge Polanco from Willians Astudillo. Who got thrown out trying to score from first on a C.J. Cron double. It was gonna be that kind of night. Jose Berrios got taken deep by Kevin Keirmaier, who has a career .735 OPS. Tampa Bay made the lead 3-1 with a steal of home by Austin Meadows, who has a 1.105 OPS...

Eddie Rosario's clutch hit rewards Jose Berrios for strong outing in Twins victory over Tampa Bay

The Twins loaded the bases in the top of the ninth inning, and Eddie Rosario came through with a two-run single to back up an eight-strikeout night from Jose Berrios.

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