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2015 Stock Market Report: Ricky Nolasco

2015 Stock Market Report: Ricky Nolasco

"Oh, this should be good." - Potential readers of this article. Ricky Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million dollar contract with the Twins on November 27 of last season, he blew out of the water all previous free agent contracts handed out by the organization in franchise history. It was a move that was seen as perhaps a bit frivolous, but also entirely necessary for a team that was desperate for starting pitching that could be classified as merely decent. As it turns out, for Nolasco that wasn't so much the case in 2014. 2014 Nolasco came out of the gate in April colder than Prince...

Nolasco enjoyed playoff atmosphere

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says it was fun to pitch in front of a large, intense crowd in Detroit on Saturday.

Postgame Twinsights: Updates on Josmil Pinto and Danny Santana

DETROIT -- Ricky Nolasco was warming up with Eric Fryer before the bottom of the first inning, fully expecting Josmil Pinto to emerge from the Twins dugout and take over catching duties, per the lineup card. As Nolasco used up his allotment of warmup pitches, both he and Fryer kept looking into the dugout until finally it became apparent that Pinto could not stay in the game. "I didn't know what was going on," Nolasco (6-12) aid after recording his first win in nearly three months and his first road win in nearly four months. "He just wouldn’t come out of [...] The post Postgame...
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Game 161: Twins 12, Tigers 3

Game 161: Twins 12, Tigers 3

The Tigers lose both the game and an important player - 12-3 to the Twins and Rajai Davis may miss a significant amount of time after suffering a pelvic injury. Minnesota Twins (69-91) at Detroit Tigers (89-71) 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 (5-12, 5.47 ERA) vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (1-1, 3.38 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 26 153.0 6.41 2.12 1.24 1.53 4.29 4.07 1.1 Lobstein 5 34.2 5.97 3.12 0.78 1.15 3.97 4.36 0.4 Ricky...

Twinsights: Josmil Pinto leaves with illness

DETROIT -- Twins catcher Josmil Pinto left Saturday’s game in the middle of the first inning with an unspecified illness. Pinto, who was standing on-deck as the top of the first ended, was replaced in the lineup by fellow backup Eric Fryer. Pinto had warmed up Twins starter Ricky Nolasco in the bullpen and made the long walk back to the dugout with Nolasco and Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson. Pinto was making just his seventh start at catcher since returning from Triple-A Rochester at the start of September. He was hitting .188 (6 for 32) with 13 strikeouts and a [...] The post...
Bless You Boys Sep 27, 2014
Game 161 Preview: Twins at Tigers

Game 161 Preview: Twins at Tigers

The Tigers look to inch closer to a division title and keep the Twins at bay with Kyle Lobstein on the mound. Minnesota Twins (69-91) at Detroit Tigers (89-71) 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 (5-12, 5.47 ERA) vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (1-1, 3.38 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 26 153.0 6.41 2.12 1.24 1.53 4.29 4.07 1.1 Lobstein 5 34.2 5.97 3.12 0.78 1.15 3.97 4.36 0.4 Ricky Nolasco frustrated the living daylights out of the...

Postgame Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco vows to come back "hungry" in 2015

Ricky Nolasco made his 13th and final home start of 2014 on Monday night. After getting blasted in a five-run fifth, the Twins’ Opening Day starter finished his Target Field debut season at 3-6 with a 4.46 earned run average. A smattering of boos was heard as Nolasco was lifted. “It’s been a terrible year,” Nolasco said. “I have high expectations of myself. There’s nothing really I could have done (in September). All I can do is try to stay healthy and avoid major injury and rebound next year. Some rest will be good for me. I’ll be ready to [...] The post Postgame Twinsights:...

Nolasco: It's been a terrible year

Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco says there's nothing he can do now to fix the worst year of his career.

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