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Twinkie Town May 18, 2019
Twins 7, Mariners 1: Nice kRISPies

Twins 7, Mariners 1: Nice kRISPies

Your favorite team did done won. Martin Perez continued his season of the magical super-cutter tonight, after looking like he might be vulnerable to standard human frailty in his last game. Four walks, which is unfortunate, but seven strikeouts, which is good. Twins hitters honored the ghost of Mitch Garver by picking on Mariners starter Marco Gonzales, who up until now had been having a pretty good year. In fact, they didn’t do the long dong barrage you’re used to; it was all singles and doubles, save the scoring-opening whomper by Ehire Adrianza. (Yes, you read that right.) Matt...
Twinkie Town May 16, 2019
Twinkie Town Talk: the cultural value of video games edition

Twinkie Town Talk: the cultural value of video games edition

In case you missed it Mitch Garver was sent to the 10-day IL, and Miguel Sano was called up to take his place on the roster The Twins hung on to win a nailbiter against the Angels Elsewhere in Twins Territory Beyond the Box Score looked at the new culture Rocco Baldelli has created in Minnesota The Twins are considering changing the security rules to expedite entry into the Target Field, as fans have been frustrated by long, slow lines this season. Around the MLB ESPN looks a bit more into the new ball-and-strike tracking system the MLB will be rolling out. Hardball Times discusses...

Losing Mitch Garver's bat will leave hole in Twins lineup

The catcher, having a great start, will be out because of a leg injury suffered Tuesday night.

How will Twins use Miguel Sano now that he's back?

A statistic that is probably more circumstantial than telling nonetheless came to mind Wednesday with the news that the Twins put Mitch Garver on the injured list and recalled Miguel Sano. Counting the Twins' 26-15 start without Sano this season, they are since the start of 2015: 161-147 when Sano does not play (14 games over .500). 170-211 when Sano plays (41 games under .500). This is probably a case more of correlation than causation, since Sano has been productive during a decent amount of that time. But particularly in 2018, when the Twins went 28-43 when an often-struggling Sano was in...

Twins place Garver on IL with high ankle sprain, return Sanó

The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment.
Twinkie Town May 15, 2019
Sanó returns to the bigs; Garver officially placed on IL

Sanó returns to the bigs; Garver officially placed on IL

A potentially big bat returns to an already big lineup. The Minnesota Twins announced a roster move a short time ago, and it involves a big name coming back to the major-league team. After Twins catcher Mitch Garver was injured while nabbing Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani at home plate last night, the Twins have put Garver on the 10-day injured list with what was determined as a high left ankle sprain. He’s been doing his part for the team this season, batting .329/.418/.747 with 9 homers (already more than his last season) and 19 RBI. In the corresponding move, the...

Miguel Sano joins Twins as Mitch Garver goes on injured list

Sano was on a rehab assignment because of complications from a cut heel.

Twins tip Angels; Mitch Garver injured in home plate collision with Shohei Ohtani

The Twins took a four-run lead through four innings, then hung on — including play at the plate that injured catcher Mitch Garver in the eighth inning — to nip the Angels.

Mitch Garver injury is unfortunate in many ways

The Twins could be without one of the best hitting catchers in the league after Mitch Garver suffered a high ankle sprain on Tuesday

Injury to Garver is unfortunate in many ways

The Twins could be without one of the best hitting catchers in the league after Mitch Garver suffered a high ankle sprain on Tuesday

Garver homers, gets hurt in Twins' 4-3 win over Angels

Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the eighth inning before leaving with an injury, helping the Minnesota Twins hold off the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Twins tip Angels; Mitch Garver injured

The Twins took a four-run lead through four innings, then hung on — including an inning-ending play at the plate that injured catcher Mitch Garver — to nip the Angels.
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...

Odorizzi scoreless streak at 20 IP, Twins beat Tigers 6-0

Jake Odorizzi stretched his scoreless streak to 20 innings with seven frames of one-hit ball, Max Kepler and Mitch Garver homered, and the thriving Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Friday night.

Twins-Blue Jays lineups posted after memorable night for Mitch Garver Twins catchers

Twins catchers are the most productive in baseball right now, with a league-high 12 home runs and a 1.147 on base-plus-slugging percentage.

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