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Twinkie Town May 22, 2018
Tuesday Twins: Gardenhire wants to “whip butts”, uses Kelly Clarkson ringtone

Tuesday Twins: Gardenhire wants to “whip butts”, uses Kelly Clarkson ringtone

Ron Gardenhire is back in town and he’s as entertaining as ever. Plus, updates on Phil Hughes, Miguel Sano, and prospects. Ayeee, here are the links: Hey, did you hear that Monday night’s game marked the first time former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire returned as a manager of a different team? “I’ve always loved this place, and it’ll never go away,” Gardy told reporters. “But now I have a job to do with my Tigers boys, and it’s to whip their butts.” Whip their butts. That’s a new one. During Gardenhire’s post-game press conference the world learned that he uses a Kelly...

With Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano struggling again, Twins fight for mediocrity

This team will struggle to reach .500 if someone doesn’t get to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Twinkie Town May 8, 2018
Tuesday Twins: Byron Buxton could return Thursday

Tuesday Twins: Byron Buxton could return Thursday

Lord knows the Twins could use his defensive help in the outfield. Also updates on Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and the Menards guy. Here’s da links: Byron Buxton is inching ever so slightly towards a return after fouling a ball off his foot and breaking his toe. He’s able to run now and did so extensively on Monday, but the earliest he might return is still when the team travels to Anaheim to face the Angels. It’s undetermined whether Buxton will go on a rehab stint before officially rejoining the big league team, but it doesn’t sound like he wants to. Personally, I say no rehab...

Why are the Twins 10-17? Let's start with their offseason additions

One-sixth of the way through an MLB season is not a time for panic, but when a team is 10-17 after entering the year with legitimate hopes of contending for at least a wild card spot as the Twins are, it is definitely time for concern. Plenty of things have gone wrong, including slow starts and subsequent injuries to Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton as well as the 80-game suspension for shortstop Jorge Polanco. But if you want a blanket reason that vaults to No. 1 on the list of why the Twins have struggled, it’s this: Cumulatively, the significant players they added in the offseason have been...

Swinging for the mountains is Miguel Sano's weighty issue

Once a young major leaguer with a sweet swing, the Twins third baseman has been derailed on his way to stardom.
Puckett's Pond May 2, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano lands on disabled list as health saga continues

The Minnesota Twins place Miguel Sano on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Just the most recent in injury issues when it comes to Sano. The Minnesota Twins had to place another one of their young stars on the disabled list Tuesday. Miguel Sano who had been battling a hamstring injury was placed on […] Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano lands on disabled list as health saga continues - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 1, 2018
Twins place Miguel Sano on the DL with strained hamstring

Twins place Miguel Sano on the DL with strained hamstring

More injury woes plague the sagging Twins. Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has missed the last three games due a hamstring injury, and now it looks like he’s going to miss even more. The team announced today they are placing Sano on the 10-day DL retroactive to April 28th, so he will be first eligible to return May 8th. The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, however, considering Paul Molitor told reporters yesterday that Sano’s recovery was moving slowly. Miguel Sano is still not making a lot of progress with his injured hamstring. Molitor said team can’t operate with a...

Twins put Miguel Sano on disabled list

Gregorio Petit was called up from Rochester to replace the injured third baseman.

With Twins in the midst of a spiral, here are two reasons for hope

The Twins’ season, which was off to a stable, if weather-delayed 8-5 start, has morphed into something ugly. As the games have piled up, so have the losses. Minnesota has lost 9 of its last 10 games heading into Monday’s home game against Toronto, dropping the Twins’ overall record to 9-14. That’s just 23 games — pretty much one-seventh of the season — but it’s a pace for a 99-loss season. What in the name of 2011 is going on around here? Well, there are a few things that won’t get better for a while. Byron Buxton is injured. Miguel Sano is due to miss his third straight game...

Miguel Sano "not making a lot of progress," so Twins may soon consider DL stint

Byron Buxton still cannot run on his fractured toe, either, so Twins' stars don't appear likely to return during this homestand.

Miguel Sano out of lineup for 2nd day as Twins try to win series vs. Reds

Byron Buxton will run on his fractured toe, in hopes of determining how long he'll be out.

Byron Buxton has a small fracture in toe; Miguel Sano has tight hamstring

An MRI of Twins outfielder Byron Buxton's left foot has revealed a hairline fracture of his big toe, which will lengthen his absence from the lineup.
Twinkie Town Apr 26, 2018
Yankees 4, Twins 3: What Did You Expect?

Yankees 4, Twins 3: What Did You Expect?

The Fernando Rodney Experience reaches an agonizing new peak. Charlie Brown always thinks this is the time Lucy will let him kick the ball. He’s skeptical, often resolutely so, but in the end, he BELIEVES. He’s going to drill that ball. Charlie never kicks the ball. On a day when Kyle Gibson pitched maybe the best game of his life, Fernando Rodney and the Twins infield took eight pitches to turn a 3-1 Twins victory into a 4-3 Yankees triumph. In the top of the ninth, Didi Gregorius reached on an error by Miguel Sano, who had just been moved to third. An infield single by Giancarlo...
Twinkie Town Apr 25, 2018
Yankees 7, Twins 4: Austin and Gregorius power Yanks over Lynn

Yankees 7, Twins 4: Austin and Gregorius power Yanks over Lynn

Big Sano HR not enough as Yankees top Twins Do you want the good or the bad? We’ll start with the good. The good being the Yankees scored less runs than the last couple games. The bad being they still scored more runs than the Twins, which according to the MLB rule book means the Yankees won the game. The Twins didn’t start off too bad. They got an early lead from a two-run homer by Miguel Sano (5) in the first inning. Twins starter Lance Lynn gave up a run in the first, and looked good in the second, but got beat up in the third giving up four runs including a home runs to Didi...
Twinkie Town Apr 24, 2018
Yankees 8, Twins 3: Exactly what you thought was going to happen

Yankees 8, Twins 3: Exactly what you thought was going to happen

Berrios falters, Twins lose again, forever, still. The Life of Tawny through the lens of 9 innings: In the 1st Miguel Sano walked and then Eduardo Escobar smacked a double that Aaron Judge mishandled allowing him to reach third and scoring Sano. Youth was still upon me, and I was ready to enjoy the future. In the 2nd Gary Sanchez hit a homerun to tie the game back up. Berrios seemed pretty solid still, thus despite a setback I let myself keep hope. In the 3rd a walk followed by back to back hits gave the Yankees the lead. The damage was minimal, and my life was still ahead of me. I...

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