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Puckett's Pond Jun 19, 2019

Minnesota Twins beat Red Sox in 17 innings

The Minnesota Twins played host to the Boston Red Sox once again Tuesday night in the 2nd game of the 3 game series. Michael Pineda would start on the bump for the Twins facing the always dangerous Red Sox lefty David Price. Another close game this one lasted just a bit longer than usual going […] Minnesota Twins beat Red Sox in 17 innings - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Jun 19, 2019
Twins 4, Red Sox 3: 17 innings is too many innings.

Twins 4, Red Sox 3: 17 innings is too many innings.

The game finally ended!!!! I was going to do some stupid half-comedy bit for the recap tonight. It just doesn’t feel appropriate anymore. This game was uncomfortably long, but the recap will be short and sweet. In a classic pitchers’ duel. Michael Pineda and David Price swapped zeros through three, and each gave up a run in the fourth. For the Red Sox, Mookie Betts walked, stole second, and then scored on a single. Eddie Rosario doubled in the home half, and scored on a C.J. Cron single. Price was pulled in the top of the sixth, and Pineda was lifted after throwing six full innings....
Twinkie Town Jun 18, 2019
Game 72: Red Sox at Twins

Game 72: Red Sox at Twins

David Price v Michael Pineda First Pitch: 7:10 CentralTeev: FSNORad: TIBNKnow Thine Enemy: Over The Monster If you read this text you will become cursed for life. Today's Lineups RED SOX TWINS Mookie Betts - RF Jorge Polanco - SS Andrew Benintendi - LF Mitch Garver - C J.D. Martinez - DH Nelson Cruz - DH Rafael Devers - 3B Eddie Rosario - LF Xander Bogaerts - SS C.J. Cron - 1B Brock Holt - 2B Marwin Gonzalez - RF Michael Chavis - 1B Miguel Sano - 3B Jackie Bradley Jr. - CF Jake Cave - CF Christian Vazquez - C Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Over the Monster Jun 18, 2019
Game 75 Gamethread: Red Sox at Twins

Game 75 Gamethread: Red Sox at Twins

The Red Sox have won six in a row and will try to make it seven on Tuesday night while also clinching a big series victory on the road against an outstanding Minnesota Twins team. The pitching was the story on Monday, but both of these offenses are plenty capable of flipping that on its head for Tuesday. The Red Sox will send David Price to the mound for this game while Minnesota counters with Michael Pineda. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET, and this will be your space to discuss the action. How to Watch You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV,...
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 13, 2019
Twins 10, Mariners 5: Circus Baseball

Twins 10, Mariners 5: Circus Baseball

The key to winning is to score double digit runs so your bullpen can’t screw it up as easy. Michael Pineda stood on the dirtlump (I really think we should call the pitching mound this, please make this a thing.) for the Twins today, opposite the Mariner’s Yusei Kikuchi. Neither of these pitchers really mattered in the long run. Today’s game was a race between two bullpens to see who could blow things up the most spectacularly. Kikuchi ran into a lot of trouble in his 5 innings. He loaded the bases with 0 outs in the 2nd, but the 2019 Twins did their best 2018 Twins impression and...
The Seattle Times Jun 13, 2019
Mariners Game Day: Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound in rubber match vs. Twins, Michael Pineda

Mariners Game Day: Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound in rubber match vs. Twins, Michael Pineda

Seattle Mariners (29-42, W1) at Minnesota Twins (44-22, L1) 10:10 a.m. | Angel Stadium | Anaheim, Calif. TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv LHP Yusei Kikuchi (3-4, 4.99) vs. RHP Michael Pineda (4-3, 5.34) STARTING LINEUPS A Twitter List by SeaTimesSports
Twinkie Town Jun 13, 2019
Game 67: Mariners at Twins

Game 67: Mariners at Twins

Let’s see if the bullpen can not screw it all up this time! First Pitch: 12:10 CentralTelevision: FSN, MLB.TV Free Game o’ the Day (provided you are out of market because MLB hates fans.)Radio: TIBNKnow Thine Opposing Fish Catchers: Lookout Landing Probable Ball Lobbers: Twins: Michael Pineda - RHP, 5.34 ERA, 84 ERA+, 14 HR Allowed in 12 GamesMariners: Yusei Kikuchi - LHP, 4.99 ERA, 86 ERA+, 14 HR Allowed in 14 Games Statistically, dongs are assured. Today's Lineups MARINERS TWINS Mallex Smith - CF Jorge Polanco - SS Kyle Seager - DH C.J. Cron - 1B Domingo Santana -...

Michael Pineda on the mound as Twins, Mariners meet at noon

The getaway day game is the deciding one in a three-game series at Target Field.
Twinkie Town Jun 7, 2019
Twins 6, Tigers 3: Homers and Pineda make much win

Twins 6, Tigers 3: Homers and Pineda make much win

in news that will SHOCK and ASTOUND you, the Twins hit home runs. An early two-run whomp from Mitch Garver plus later dingers by C.J. Cron and Nelson Cruz gave the Twins of Minnesota more runs than the Tigers of Detroit. Michael Pineda showed why the Twins picked him up despite a year-long injury in 2018; he can throw base balls very speedily. In his first game after a recent bout with knee tendinitis, his slider wasn’t going where Pineda wanted it to. So he relied on throwing two varieties of fastball, one hard and one harder. It got him through six full with only three runs allowed, all...
Puckett's Pond Jun 7, 2019

Twins activate Michael Pineda from IL, will start Friday vs. Tigers

The Minnesota Twins right-hander has recovered from right knee tendinitis and will start against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Minnesota Twins got a piece of good news as right-hander Michael Pineda has recovered from tendinitis in his right knee and was activated from the injured list in time to start Friday night’s game […] Twins activate Michael Pineda from IL, will start Friday vs. Tigers - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Twins reinstate Michael Pineda from IL, send Devin Smeltzer to Rochester

The Twins open a three-game series against the Tigers in Detroit tonight.

Twins shelve Pineda with knee tendinitis, promote Smeltzer

The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the rotation.
Puckett's Pond May 28, 2019

Michael Pineda heads to the IL with knee tendinitis

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda’s comeback year has been solid, but it has hit a snag as the righty will head to the injured list. One of the most impressive aspects of the Minnesota Twins’ fast start has been their ability to avoid the injured list. While Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver have fallen victim […] Michael Pineda heads to the IL with knee tendinitis - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 28, 2019
Pineda to the IL; Devin Smeltzer’s contract selected

Pineda to the IL; Devin Smeltzer’s contract selected

This came out of nowhere. In a move that came out of nowhere, the Minnesota Twins announced that they are placing starting pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day Injured List with right knee tendinitis. As Cole mentioned in his recap of last night’s game, Pineda turned in his fourth quality start in the Twins loss to the Milwaukee Brewers last night and nothing seemed out of the ordinary for Big Mike. Nonetheless, his knee must have been bothering him since he’s landing on the IL. On the season, Pineda has put up a 5.34 ERA in his 11 starts over 59 innings, allowing 14 bombs and 50...

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