7:26 AM EDT, Mon May 25, 2015

Twinsights: Can Twins get some offense from their pitchers?

PITTSBURGH --Twins manager Paul Molitor was asked before Tuesday’s interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates how Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey have looked during batting practice. “Ah, you know,” Molitor said with a smirk, “they’re pretty good at 60 miles an hour.” Actually, the Twins lucked out in a way that the rotation landed on those two former National League veterans for this two-game series under NL rules. Nolasco entered Tuesday’s start with a career .137 batting average in 455 plate appearances. He had reached base at a .186 clip and slugged .178, highlighted by...

Postgame: Nolasco asked to stay in the game

Twins manager Paul Molitor wasn't swayed by Ricky Nolasco's request to stay in the game as the Twins continued their success against left-handed starters.

Nolasco: I want to do better

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says he considers Wednesday's win to be progress, but he expects to be even better.

Nolasco strong, Twins offense erupts in win over Tigers

Ricky Nolasco finally looked like the pitcher the Twins were expecting, and the offense backed him up with three triples in a 6-2 victory.
Grand Rapids Press May 13, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez has had success against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco

Detroit Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez has had success against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco

Current members of the Tigers are hitting .329 (25 for 76) with an .866 OPS against Nolasco. DETROIT -- The offense for the Detroit Tigers has struggled a bit lately. There's a good chance it will get healthy tonight. Several key hitters in the lineup for the Tigers have excellent numbers against right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is starting tonight for the Minnesota Twins. Victor Martinez is 5 for 8 with a double and a home run against Nolasco, while Ian Kinsler is 6 for 14 with three doubles and four RBIs. Miguel Cabrera is 3 for 10 with a double, but has...
Bless You Boys May 13, 2015

Game 34: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Ricky Nolasco and Kyle Lobstein will face off tonight at Comerica Park as the Tigers and Twins continue their three-game series. Minnesota Twins (18-15) at Detroit Tigers (20-13) Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Twinkie Town Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (3-2, 3.00 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 3 13.0 4.85 4.15 0.00 2.00 3.68 5.53 0.2 Lobstein 5 33.0 4.09 3.00 0.00 1.30 3.24 4.56 0.7 The Tigers battered Ricky Nolasco in his first...
Bless You Boys May 13, 2015

Game 34 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

The Tigers will look to get their offense back on track tonight against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco. Minnesota Twins (18-15) at Detroit Tigers (20-13) Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Twinkie Town Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (3-2, 3.00 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 3 13.0 4.85 4.15 0.00 2.00 3.68 5.53 0.2 Lobstein 5 33.0 4.09 3.00 0.00 1.30 3.24 4.56 0.7 The Tigers battered Ricky Nolasco in his first start of the year,...
Twinkie Town May 2, 2015

MIN 5, CHW 3: Nolasco Endures

Ricky Nolasco came back today, bringing with him all you know/love. It worked out fine. After struggling with injuries last year, and through the start of this season, Ricky Nolasco returned to the Twins' rotation. He allowed eight hits and a walk in five innings. It amounted to three White Sox runs. It was good enough. Torii Hunter hit a three-run dong. Trevor Plouffe fought off some wicked stuff from touted rookie Bruce Rondon with the bases juiced and one out in the fifth. Curiously, the Twins' defense was solid behind Nolasco and the bullpen gave up no runs. No runs. That's odd. I'll...
Twinkie Town May 2, 2015

Twins activate Nolasco, Duensing, option Milone, Thielbar to Triple-A

Flurry of roster moves shuffles Minnesota's pitching staff. On Friday afternoon the Twins placed Tim Stauffer on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. It's the same issue that put Brian Duensing on the shelf, and oddly enough these are the only two times I've ever heard of this injury, but we knew that the club was facing a decision or two with their pitching staff that might be forced. Perhaps this wasn't a forced change, as Ryan Pressly was immediately recalled to take Stauffer's place instead of keeping the roster spot open for one of the other returning pitchers, but that's...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco set for rotation return on Saturday

Ricky Nolasco has nothing against the good people of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s just that, after making three combined rehab starts there since last August, the Twins right-hander would rather not visit again. “As much as it’s been good to me -- nice people down there; they treated me well -- I definitely don’t ever want to go back,” Nolasco said Friday. “That’s for sure.” Nolasco makes his return to the big-league mound on Saturday afternoon after missing 23 days with inflammation in his throwing elbow. He credited Twins rehab coordinator Lanning Tucker with doing “an amazing...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco to start Saturday in return from DL stint

At long last, the Ricky Nolasco Plan has been revealed. The Twins’ No. 2 starter will come off the disabled list Saturday and face the Chicago White Sox in his first big-league start since April 8. Nolasco, who had been out with an inflamed throwing elbow, came through Sunday’s 67-pitch rehab outing at Class A Cedar Rapids with no issues. He also threw a bullpen on Tuesday with no problems. “After much discussion we feel he is ready to perform at this level,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “We’re looking forward to having him back.” In the near term, Nolasco’s […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 26, 2015

Twins: Ricky Nolasco pleased with curveball in rehab start

SEATTLE -- Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (elbow inflammation) made his first rehab start for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco fares well in first rehab outing

SEATTLE --Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (elbow inflammation) made his first rehab start for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon. He worked five innings on 67 pitches, giving up an unearned run on three hits, no walks and five strikeouts. His curveball was said to be sharp. Nolasco was eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, but he seems likely to make at least one more rehab start in order to build up his pitch count. Briefly --There were no updates Sunday morning on right-hander Trevor May’s bruised elbow, which absorbed a line drive from Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager...

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