7:48 AM EDT, Wed May 04, 2016

Nolasco: If I make that pitch, we win

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says Sunday's loss "is on me," for giving up a three-run homer to Nick Castellanos that tied the score.
Twinkie Town May 1, 2016

Tigers 6, Twins 5: Woes continue into May

The calendar turning over wasn't enough for the Twins to pull out a win today. Today's game was a battle to the death between Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey; neither pitcher did well. The Twins got to Pelf early, scoring 2 runs in the first. Both runs came after 2 outs when it looked like Pelfrey would have a quick inning. We've read this book before. Park and Arcia delivered the RBIs, Mauer and Sano the runs, Twins 2-0. Not to be outdone, Ricky Nolasco gave up a run of his own in the 2nd on a sac fly, but limited the damage to just 1. In the 5th Anthony Gose tripled with 2 outs, and Jose...
Grand Rapids Press May 1, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (chat)

The Tigers enter Sundays game on a four-game win streak. If you're viewing this on MLive's mobile app, click here to join the conversation. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (13-10) at Minnesota Twins (7-17) When: 2:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 1 Where: Target Field, Minneapolis TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS Detroit Tigers Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 4.64 ERA) Minnesota Twins Ricky Nolasco (1-0, 3.25 ERA) Mike Pelfrey faces his former team today and is still...
Bless You Boys May 1, 2016

Game 24 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Mike Pelfrey is hoping his luck changes as the calendar turns to May. Detroit Tigers (13-10) at Minnesota Twins (7-17) Time/Place: 2:10 p.m., Target FieldSB Nation blog: Twinkie TownMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-0, 3.25 ERA) Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR Pelfrey 21.1 9.1 12.1 5.73 -0.1 Nolasco 27.2 22.6 2.8 3.05 0.6 If there were a consensus list of the worst contracts in Major League Baseball, there would be some familiar names on it. Aging superstars can be an anchor on a team's...
Twinkie Town Apr 27, 2016

Ricky Nolasco: Quiet Hero

Despite the struggles from multiple parts of the Twins, Ricky Nolasco has quietly been a solid performer this season. This season certainly has been a frustrating one for Twins players and fans alike. We knew there would be plenty of strikeouts, but not this many. The bullpen was going to be a bit rough around the edges, but blowing this many leads? Amongst it all, though, has been an unlikely positive contributor this season: Ricky Nolasco. Through four starts, he's averaged just under 7 innings per start, he has a stellar 3.25 ERA, and he even helped in other ways by eating up 7 1/3...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 24, 2016

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

MONDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Danny Salazar (2-1, 1.47) vs. Tommy Milone (0-1, 5.87)TUESDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Cody Anderson (0-1, 7.53) vs. Ricky Nolasco (1-0, 2.66)WEDNESDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Josh Tomlin (2-1, 1.54) vs. Kyle Gibson (0-3, 6.10)THURSDAY: OffFRIDAY: Indians at PhilliesTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOSATURDAY: Indians at PhilliesTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOSUNDAY: Indians at PhilliesTime: 2:35 p.m.TV: STO

Nolasco: Slider was key pitch in win

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says his slider was a put-away pitch Thursday, helping him limit Brewers to five hits and one run.

Rosario, Twins take it to Brewers for 8-1 victory

Ricky Nolasco was solid, and Eddie Rosario collected four hits and an RBI in the Twins’ first road win of the season.
Twinkie Town Apr 16, 2016

MIN 6, LAA 4: Hats Off To 2-9

The Twins get two big blows off veteran sidearmer Joe Smith for a late lead and second victory. This was almost predetermined to be a battle of the bullpens, since it was Jered Weaver's (Jeff's brother) ever-slowing fastball against Ricky Nolasco's . . . whatever Nolasco does or did to keep him in MLB. (Voodoo and food-poisoning opponents, I'm guessing.) It almost was, as between the two they gave up six runs in 1.5 innings, but Sicky Nolasco (Ricky's brother in food service) finally got Angels players to try the shrimp, and Weaver's fifth-inning substitute, Cory Rasmus (Colby's brother)...
Twinkie Town Apr 12, 2016

Things to do when your team is 0-7

A non-exhaustive list. Today is an off day for the Twins so, as fans of an 0-7 team, what is one to do? I'd like to think of this as a community project so, if you have other suggestions, feel free to add to this list in the comments section. Start that term project you've been putting off. (Not applicable to most people) Start that OTHER term project you've been putting off. (see above) Continuously remind yourself that last years team started 1-6. Wonder how many losses it will take for the team to collapse into a black hole. Observe that it seems Ricky Nolasco is your team's best...
Twinkie Town Apr 10, 2016

Royals 4, Twins 3: Royals walk off to sweep Twins

For a second, it looked like the first Twins win in 2016, and then it wasn't. I'm not going to lie, I didn't have high hopes for this game. We were going up against the Royals ace, Edinson Volquez, with our 5th starter Ricky Nolasco. Combine that with a struggling lineup and things weren't looking good going into this game. Nolasco was able to use his breaking pitches effectively to keep the Royals off balance. At times he struggled with his control, but never walked anyone. He and Volquez traded 0's for 5 innings before the Twins broke through in the 6th. Rosario singled, and Mauer hit a...

Twins trying to avoid a sweep and stop a losing streak

Ricky Nolasco faces Edinson Volquez as the Twins hope to head home with at least one win

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