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Nolasco settled down after bad start

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says he "picked the wrong day to give up fly balls," after two of them became home runs.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 29, 2015
Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco weathers two-homer start

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco weathers two-homer start

SARASOTA, Fla. -- --Right-hander Ricky Nolasco overcame back-to-back homers in the first inning to work six solid innings in his penultimate spring outing.

Postgame Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco rebounds well

SARASOTA, Fla. -- --Right-hander Ricky Nolasco overcame back-to-back homers in the first inning to work six solid innings in his penultimate spring outing. Nolasco settled down to retire 10 straight after Adam Jones jumped on a first-inning curveball and Travis Snider with a solo shot on a fastball. Nolasco, who threw a lot of changeups in his 83-pitch start against Baltimore, plans to scale back his pitch count to the 45 range in his final outing Friday. Briefly --After Sunday’s 6-5 win, the Twins outrighted the contract of reliever Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester. That leaves two...

Nolasco OK with "ambush"

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco noted that a couple of Csrdinals "ambushed" him by swinging at 3-0 pitches, but said it doesn't bother him in spring training.

Twins: Nolasco's make-up set off to a good start

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A leaner, stronger and, with luck, better Ricky Nolasco made his spring debut for the Twins on Monday against the Pirates. The early results were impressive.

Nolasco feeling stronger this year

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco says he felt strong during his spring debut Monday.

Twinsights: Twins announce spring pitching rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins released their pitching plans for the first six games of the spring schedule, and in the process shed light on their season-opening rotation. After young Jose Berrios starts Wednesday night against the University of Minnesota, Kyle Gibson will get the ball in Thursday night’s Grapefruit League opener against the Boston Red Sox.  From there it will be left-hander Tommy Milone on Friday at Tampa Bay, Opening Day starter Phil Hughes on Saturday at Boston, Ervin Santana on Sunday at home against Baltimore and Ricky Nolasco on Monday at the Pittsburgh Pirates. With...
Twinkie Town Mar 1, 2015

Ricky Nolasco's resurgence is critical for Twins in 2015

Why Nolasco's return to form in 2015 may loom a larger issue than the fifth starter battle or the bullpen. As I write this article I will start by stating that I was not the largest Ricky Nolasco supporter in 2014.  I had mentioned it multiple times on our radio show and even a couple times in posting on blogs, our website, or just chatting with Twins fans.  I wasn't happy with Ricky's performance in 2014, most fans weren't happy with it, I would have to bet that management wasn't pleased with it for the price but most of all I think Ricky as a professional athlete, is the one that should...

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