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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...

Perez: Timing was off during bad second inning

Twins lefthander Martin Perez says he was mostly fine on Sunday, but his timing was disrupted during Kansas City's three-run second inning.
Twinkie Town Jun 16, 2019
Royals 8, Twins 6: Missed opportunities

Royals 8, Twins 6: Missed opportunities

Martin Perez got the start for the Twins today, and opened with a clean first inning. The 2nd inning, however, was not-so-clean. Jorge Soler led off with a walk, followed by two singles to score the first run of the game. Martin Maldonaldo followed with a 1-out RBI single to right and Whit Merrifield picked up an RBI of his own with 2 outs. Adalberto Mondesi flew out to center to end the threat, with the Royals leading 3-0 and Perez’s pitch count elevated. The Twins got their first runs in the 4th inning. Miguel Sano hit a solo home run into the shrubbery in center field. Marwin Gonzalez...
Twinkie Town Jun 11, 2019
Twins 6, Mariners 5: Small-ball does the trick in comeback victory

Twins 6, Mariners 5: Small-ball does the trick in comeback victory

Back-to-back homers kicked it off for the Twins, but small-ball was the way to win tonight. The Minnesota Twins came home tonight after a long road trip and drew the Seattle Mariners as opponents to start off this homestand. Although a rough-ish outing by the Twins’ starter seemed to set the tone for the game, the Bomba Squad looked to come back against the Mariners bullpen and start the series on a good note. Martin Perez labored tonight in his start, making it three rough outings in a row for the righty. He was able to face the minimum plus one batter through two innings, allowing a...

Martin Perez on the mound as Twins play in Cleveland

The Twins lost the opener of a three-game series against their division rivals on Tuesday night.

Perez's outing forgettable in loss to Rays

Starter Martin Perez on Thursday didn't last through the third inning, and the Twins give up their most runs since last September.

Twins open road trip with a flop, losing 14-3 to Rays

Twins starter Martin Perez didn't make it out of the third inning and Tampa Bay soon mounted its lead to double digits on the heels of six doubles.
Twinkie Town May 30, 2019
Rays 14, Twins 3: Not our night

Rays 14, Twins 3: Not our night

A poor third inning snowballed into a landslide victory for Tampa Bay. After being thoroughly jinxed by me in the preview, Martin Perez delivered his worst start of the year, lasting less than three innings and opening the floodgates to a blowout 14-3 loss. After mostly cruising through two innings, Perez and the Twins saw the game unravel in the third inning. Minnesota stood idly by while two walks and five hits drove home six for the Rays. Perez didn’t make it out alive, and the Rays didn’t let up, adding on five in the fourth with a pair each of RBI singles and doubles. Minnesota...
Twinkie Town May 30, 2019
Game 55: Twins at Rays

Game 55: Twins at Rays

The competition heats up as the Twins face another talented opponent. First Pitch: 6:10 pm CDT TV: FSN Radio: TIBN It’s hard to think of a sneakier signing than Martin Perez. Almost universally “meh’d” at upon the news that he’d been joining Minnesota’s spring camp, the best hope most of us had was that Thad Levine had seen something in him during their mutual time with the Rangers, and perhaps he would be a just-below-average long reliever. It’s the penultimate day of May now, and Martin Perez is dominating. A shiny 7-1 record is backed up by a 2.95 ERA, 3.72 FIP, and 8.7...

Jorge Polanco, Miguel Sano get a breather as Twins play Rays

Martin Perez will pitch for the Twins against Charlie Morton as manager Rocco Baldelli returns to Tampa.

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