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Apr 12, 2014
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Ricky Nolasco fired eight innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Royals.
Twinkie Town Apr 12, 2014

Twins 7, Royals 1: Dozier, Mauer Homer to Back Strong Nolasco Start

Ricky Nolasco delivers eight strong innings as his offense makes the most of their opportunities. The Twins generally live and die by a combination of pitching and performance with runners in scoring position. That's true for every team in baseball but Minnesota needs success on both ends more often than some of the more talented teams in the league. Today, they managed to win with a great performance in just one of those categories. Ricky Nolasco's first two starts for the Twins have been disappointing. Both were away games versus a division rival, where he'd combined for ten innings and...
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Nolasco goes eight innings in win over Royals - Ricky Nolasco (S) Minnesota Twins

Ricky Nolasco fired eight innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Royals.

'Terrible day' for Nolasco

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco says there is nobody to blame but him for "terrible day" against Indians.

Twins: Colabello knocks in four runs, Nolasco struggles again in 10-7 win over Indians

CLEVELAND -- Chris Colabello continued his assault on American League pitching, offsetting a second straight disappointing start from free-agent addition Ricky Nolasco.

Miller: Nolasco's Twins debut spoiled

Ricky Nolasco gave up a pair of home runs as the Twins fell 5-3 to the White Sox on Opening Day. The Star Tribune's Phil Miller & CineSport's Brian Clark discuss his debut and Kurt Suzuki's day.

Nolasco used sinker for strikeouts

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco says his good sinker helped him get groundouts early, and strikeouts later on during Monday's start.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 30, 2014
Twins are bullish on new Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco

Twins are bullish on new Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco

CHICAGO -- From the moment Ricky Nolasco rises Monday morning, he gradually will undergo an undeniable metamorphosis.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 26, 2014
Twins: Nolasco declares himself ready for Opening Day

Twins: Nolasco declares himself ready for Opening Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The outlying forecast for Monday in Chicago calls for a windy high of 50 degrees, potential Opening Day conditions not unlike those for Ricky Nolasco's final spring start Wednesday.

Nolasco: 'I'm ready' for Opening Day

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco says four innings were all he needed Wednesday to convince him he is ready to open season.
Twinkie Town Mar 26, 2014
Twins Place Scott Diamond On Waivers; Pitching Staff Set

Twins Place Scott Diamond On Waivers; Pitching Staff Set

We're almost at our Opening Day roster. Mike Berardino has reported that the Twins placed Scott Diamond on waivers Tuesday afternoon. As a result, the deadline for other teams to place a claim is 1:00pm Thursday. Nobody claimed Vance Worley last week, but because Diamond is left-handed it will be interesting to see if teams believe he has more value as a result. The move essentially means that the pitching half of the Opening Day roster equation is complete. Your Minnesota Twins rotation includes Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kevin Correia, Mike Pelfrey, and Kyle Gibson, while your bullpen...

Ricky Nolasco strong but Mauer's two-run error helps Pittsburgh to 2-1 victory

Nolasco allowed one hit and one walk in four innings and Oswaldo Arcia smacked a homer for the twins’ only run.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 21, 2014

Nolasco shelled in Twins' 9-1 loss to Mets

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the

Twinsights: Breaking down the new-look Twins rotation

Now that the Minnesota Twins' 2014 starting rotation is all but official, let's take a look at how it compares to the one that opened the 2013 season and went on to post the worst rotation earned run average in the major leagues (5.26): 2014 Rotation               *Age                                  +Salary       Career IP            Career W-L  RHP Ricky Nolasco          31 years, 3 months              $12.0                   1312.2            ... Read more..

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco pretty much expected Opening Day nod in Chicago

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The chance to make his third career Opening Day start doesn’t have Ricky Nolasco looking to March 31 in Chicago with any greater anticipation than normal. After signing a four-year, $49 million contract that set a Twins franchise record, the veteran right-hander just figured that was part of the deal. “I mean, I think that’s why I was brought over here,” Nolasco said after scattering seven singles in a five-inning start Sunday against the Miami Marlins, one of his former teams. “It’s nothing that’s not expected. It’s something I’ve done before and j......
Miami Herald Mar 16, 2014

Nolasco throws 5 innings, Twins beat Marlins 4-2

Ricky Nolasco pitched five solid innings against his former team in the

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