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Twinkie Town Jul 8, 2014
Iwakuma Dominates Again, Twins Do Not. Seattle Wins 2-0

Iwakuma Dominates Again, Twins Do Not. Seattle Wins 2-0

Hisash Iwakuma is pretty damn good. He also loves the Twins almost as much as us Twinkie-Towners. Entering today Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners has dominated the Twins. He has made four starts prior to tonight allowing zero earned runs in 26 innings. You can make that 33.1 scoreless innings after tonight as he shut down Minnesota. Twins hitters managed just four hits off Iwakuma while he punched out ten batters. Oswaldo Arcia had a nice day at the plate going 2-3 and it was the first time since June 4th-5th that he had multiple hits in back-back games. Also we were Bert-less...

Minnesota Twins still confident in Oswaldo Arcia

Oswaldo Arcia's recent slump at the plate hasn't been enough to sway the confidence manager Ron Gardenhire has in the young slugger.
Twinkie Town Jun 25, 2014

Swinging For The Fences

Oswaldo Arcia's all-or-nothing approach at the plate has gotten him into a slump despite his above-average power. Who else in the major leagues is collecting extra base hits at a rate as high as Arcia? Oswaldo Arcia broke into the major leagues last season, both because of his merit but also because of an early paternity list trip by Wilkin Ramirez, and then later when Darin Mastroianni was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury. For those that weren't familiar with Arcia, two things became apparent very quickly. He would swing hard, and he would swing often. For his...
Twinkie Town Jun 23, 2014
The Twins have the worst defensive outfield in baseball

The Twins have the worst defensive outfield in baseball

I think we all hoped it wouldn't be this bad. One of the Twins' biggest weaknesses in 2013, and yes - there were a lot of them, was that the outfield didn't have much fun chasing down baseballs. In 4,351 innings, Minnesota was forced to give 70% of those innings to Clete Thomas, Oswaldo Arcia, Josh Willingham, Chris Parmelee, Ryan Doumit, Chris Herrmann, and Chris Colabello. It's a small wonder that, in a league where outfielders were averaging a .917 Revised Zone Rating (OOZ) and 298 plays made outside of an outfielder's zone (OOZ), the Twins were 28th in RZR and 26th in OOZ. Sadly, it...

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