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Twinsights: Pitching coaches Neil Allen, Carl Willis cross paths again

When Neil Allen was hired as Twins pitching coach this offseason, one of the first people to give him a congratulatory call was Carl Willis, his fellow finalist. “Not many people would do that,” Allen said. “That’s Carl Willis. He’s such a class act. I know how thrilled I was to get the job. I’m sure he was disappointed not to get the job.” This week, when Allen saw Willis across the way in his new capacity as Boston Red Sox pitching coach, the two contemporaries had a chance to catch up. Willis, a former Twins reliever (1991-95) with 11 […] The post Twinsights: Pitching...
Twinkie Town 13 hours ago

Twins tied for first place in AL Central after beating Red Sox 6-4

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MINNESOTA? The Twins are tied for first place in the American League Central Division. Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute. For a minute today, it looks like Dustin Pedroia was going to single-handedly keep the Red Sox from getting swept....
St. Paul Pioneer Press 13 hours ago

Twins tie for AL Central lead with 6-4 win over Red Sox

Young outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario picked a perfect day to end home run droughts.
Over the Monster 13 hours ago

Red Sox 4, Twins 6: Rick Porcello everything he shouldn't be

There were too many true outcomes for Porcello Wednesday afternoon. It's said there are three true outcomes for a pitcher: the walk, the strike, and the homer. They can keep the ball in the park, pick up strike three, and avoid ball four. The reality is more complicated than that, but it's a good general...
Full Count | WEEI 14 hours ago
Closing Time: Red Sox hit low point with latest loss to Twins

Closing Time: Red Sox hit low point with latest loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — This is not working out, as the Red Sox‘ latest loss reminded us. The pitcher, Rick Porcello, who the Red Sox designated their ace — judging by the $95 million committed over the next five seasons — allowed six runs over seven innings and now has an ERA of 5.37. In his last […]
Boston Herald 3 hours ago

Red Sox Notebook: Hanley Ramirez attempts to talk way out of slump

MINNEAPOLIS — This is Hanley Ramirez’ story and he’s sticking to it: Bad luck and smart pitching have caused his bat to dry up like the Sahara desert.Ramirez went 0-for-3 — again — with one walk and one strikeout yesterday in the Red Sox’ 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Make it 17-for-81...
Twinsights: Michael Tonkin shows why he's the Strand Man

Twinsights: Michael Tonkin shows why he's the Strand Man

On a day when setup man Blaine Boyer was being rested, it was left to Michael Tonkin to navigate the dangerous Hanley-Papi straits in the middle of the Boston Red Sox lineup. Working with a 6-4 lead and a man on in the eighth, Tonkin walked Hanley Ramirez on five pitches but came back to get David Ortiz on a harmless groundball to third with a 95-mph sinker. Ortiz finished the series 1 for 12 with a run-scoring groundout and just four balls out of the infield -- all to left field. His only hit was a gift double that […] The post Twinsights: Michael Tonkin shows why he's the Strand Man...

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Twins' success: Easy to define, hard to explain

The Twins are eight games over .500 at 26-18, and even more impressively they are 25-12 after an awful 1-6 start. Most of us who watched them play in the first week — and even since they have started winning — are scratching our heads trying to figure out 1) what happened? and 2) can it be sustained? David Schoenfield, who writes for ESPN.com’s Sweet Spot blog, does a very nice job investigating both questions in a recent post that both praises the Twins and investigates just how exactly they are winning. Basically, they don’t have a great overall offense or pitching staff, but they...

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We're seeing the benefits of patience, of true excellence, of coaching acumen, and misplaced assumptions in several areas.
The Republican May 26, 2015

Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins: NESN TV schedule, live stream, 5 things to watch (5/26-5/27)

Programming note: There are two more NESN games to close out the series, with a late 8:10 p.m. game Tuesday before a 1:10 p.m. getaway game on Wednesday.
Boston Herald May 26, 2015
Joe Kelly tagged by Twins, Red Sox drop opener 7-2

Joe Kelly tagged by Twins, Red Sox drop opener 7-2

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Kelly entered Monday's game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015.The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise.Kelly lasted just 1 2-3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday. The loss snapped any momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins against the Angels over the weekend.

Twins open homestand with best record since 2010

Minnesota has exceeded expectations, while Red Sox have been a disappointment
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 25, 2015

Carl Willis salutes his job rival for Twins' improved pitching

New Boston Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis, who was a finalist for the same job with the Twins last offseason, said Minnesota's pitching success is due to trust in secondary pitches.

Winning 100 means a lot to Nolasco

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco says 100 career victories, which he reached Monday, is a gratifying accomplishment.

Twins on fire, beat Red Sox 7-2

Minnesota won for the seventh time in nine games, 7-2 over the Red Sox at Target Field.
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 25, 2015

Twins 7, Red Sox 2: Everyone contributes to make Nolasco a winner

Without an obvious star carrying the heaviest load, the Twins have been winning games by committee this season. And during the Memorial Day matinee Monday, Minnesota put together another quorum.

Nolasco gets 100th victory as Twins crush Red Sox

Twins got seven runs in just 1 and two-thirds innings off Boston starter Joe Kelly, winning 7-2.

Postgame: Nolasco rethinks first-pitch approach

Switch to off-speed pitches crosses up swing-away scouting report; First inning set a good tone for the day

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