11:11 PM EDT, Sun May 27, 2018
Twinkie Town 4 hours ago
Mariners 3, Twins 1: Berrios strong, but bats silent against Leake

Mariners 3, Twins 1: Berrios strong, but bats silent against Leake

The Twins lineup couldn’t figure out Mike Leake, as the Mariners complete the sweep. This game started out on a strong note, with the Twins scoring the first run in the 2nd inning . Eddie Rosario singled, and then Eduardo Escobar doubled to drive him in. Jose Berrios was sharp today, but allowed a solo home run to Kyle Seager in the 4th inning to tie the game at 1. He worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout of Mitch Haniger, and pop-up by Nelson Cruz. The crazy thing is it didn’t look like he had his best stuff today and he still pitched well. The Twins lineup...
Lookout Landing 3 hours ago

Mariners chill all afternoon, be productive for like ten minutes, sweep the Twins

Who needs a fully healthy team? From the moment the lineups dropped, today had all the makings of a “caring about baseball is stupid” day. Rather than going outside and soaking up a picturesque Northwest day, or using this Sunday that is more like a Saturday to take part in society, I sat alone...
The Seattle Times 4 hours ago

Short-handed Mariners come up with first sweep of season, beating Twins

With a lineup pulled from the days of the Cactus League, the Mariners completed their first series sweep of the season, rolling to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Jose Berrios gets little offensive support on his birthday as Twins lose to Mariners

Minnesota lost its fourth in a row despite Berrios’ strong seven innings.
Call to the Pen 7 hours ago
San Diego Padres trade for Minnesota Twins draft pick…and Phil Hughes

San Diego Padres trade for Minnesota Twins draft pick…and Phil Hughes

It may not count as a blockbuster deal, but the San Diego Padres have acquired the 76th pick in the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft from the Minnesota Twins. In exchange, they had to take on Phil Hughes. One of the complaints about the MLB Amateur Draft is that teams do not trade draft picks. In […] San Diego Padres trade for Minnesota Twins draft pick…and Phil Hughes - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago

Twins to trade Phil Hughes to San Diego

Twins will receive a minor league catcher in return for Hughes, cash and a draft pick
Twinkie Town 8 hours ago

Twins trade Phil Hughes to Padres for catcher Janigson Villalobos

All I know about the catcher is his name and I like him already. So I bought a blender yesterday, and I woke up this morning at like 5:00 am and have been staring at my blender waiting to blend since then. Apparently smoothies require ice, however, so I went and got a bag of ice from the freezer the...

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Puckett's Pond May 24, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana getting closer to returning

The Minnesota Twins have already experienced their share of misfortune to start this season. However, today we have some good news to talk about. Ervin Santana has started his Minor League rehab assignment for the Minnesota Twins. Last night, Santana toed the rubber for the first time during the 2018 season. Unfortunately, things didn’t go […] Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana getting closer to returning - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 24, 2018
Thursday Twins: A farewell to Phil Hughes, and an update on Michael Pineda

Thursday Twins: A farewell to Phil Hughes, and an update on Michael Pineda

Plus several visits from the “weird baseball” fairy You want it? You got it! Assuming what you want is baseball links, of course. The Twins are basically paying Michael Pineda a million dollars this year to rehab from Tommy John Surgery, and according to the latest update, things are progressing well. If he can throw a few innings this year, or even just get healthy, he’ll be a nice rotation option for 2019. Phil Hughes remained a classy guy through all his struggles during the Twins organization, and even after being DFA’d, he stayed that way. Brandon Warne got the thoughts from...

Heading into June, Twins hanging in there without key players

Manager Paul Molitor continues to piece together lineups and keep them competitive.

Twins postgame: Goodrum does in his former team

Niko Goodrum never became a top prospect but kept working hard and finally debuted last season. Now he's getting a chance to play with the Tigers
Twinkie Town May 23, 2018
Twins fans cant’s stop cheering for Chris Bosio

Twins fans cant’s stop cheering for Chris Bosio

Because they think he’s Ron Gardenhire, but I’m (pretty sure?) he’s not. The Tigers were in town this week to take on the Twins for the first time this season, and one of the big story lines was obviously the return of Ron Gardenhire. After managing the Twins for 13 years, Gardy now manages the Tigers. Though many Twins fans resented Gardy near the end of his tenure in Minnesota, fans now seemed eager to welcome back an old friend. Gardy got a hardy applause when announced before the game, and were eager to cheer for him during the game. In fact, a little too eager, as Twins fans...
Twinkie Town May 23, 2018
Tigers 4, Twins 1: Bats quiet against Fulmer

Tigers 4, Twins 1: Bats quiet against Fulmer

Former Twin Niko Goodrum has big day for Tigers The Twins could not get things going today against Tigers pitching today, and marks Ron Gardenhire’s first win against his former employer. The Tigers got on the board fast, scoring one in the 1st, but leaving a runner stranded at third. The Twins answered back quickly with a run in the bottom half on a Brain Dozier almost home run/stuck in the wall ground rule double, followed by and RBI single from Eddie Rosario which brought Dozier home. Twins starter Kyle Gibson sat the Tigers down in the 2nd and 3rd innings, but got into trouble in the...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2018
Tigers 4, Twins 1: Detroit avoids the sweep

Tigers 4, Twins 1: Detroit avoids the sweep

A solid start from Fulmer and performances from some key bats gave the Tigers a leg up. The Detroit Tigers got out of Minneapolis with at least one win, taking the third game of their series against the Minnesota Twins by a 3-1 tally. The Tigers got on the board early against Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson, as Leonys Martin came home on a sacrifice fly from Victor Martinez. The Twins would immediately answer back as Brian Dozier continued his dominance of Tigers pitching, lacing a double into (literally) the top of the center field wall. He would come around to score on a base hit from Eddie...

Ex-Twins infielder Niko Goodrum homers to lift Tigers to victory

Detroit wins 4-1 to salvage the final game of a three-game series at Target Field.
Twinkie Town May 23, 2018
Twins sign Chris Carter to minor league deal

Twins sign Chris Carter to minor league deal

The first baseman with a little thump, not the former Vikings player. The Twins organization announced Tuesday night that they have signed first baseman slugger Chris Carter to a minor league deal. He will report to Triple-A Rochester. Carter — not to be confused with Cris Carter, former Vikings — was the NL home run king back in 2016, smacking 41 dongs that season for the Milwaukee Brewers. That feat garnered him little attention in free agency, but he eventually signed with the Yankees for $3.5 million in 2017. The Yankees released him half way through the season after hitting...
Twinkie Town May 23, 2018
Twins acquire Chris Carter in minor league deal

Twins acquire Chris Carter in minor league deal

The first baseman with a little thump, not the former Vikings player. The Twins organization announced Tuesday night that they have acquired first baseman slugger Chris Carter to a minor league purchase trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He will report to Triple-A Rochester. Carter — not to be confused with Cris Carter, former Vikings — was the NL home run king back in 2016, smacking 41 dongs that season for the Milwaukee Brewers. That feat garnered him little attention in free agency, but he eventually signed with the Yankees for $3.5 million in 2017. The Yankees released...

Kyle Gibson gets the start as Twins look for sweep of Tigers

Jake Cave gets a start in left field and Eddie Rosario has the DH spot for the matinee game.
Twinkie Town May 23, 2018
The Twins haven’t taken advantage of Cleveland and that’s okay

The Twins haven’t taken advantage of Cleveland and that’s okay

In a winnable AL Central, the Twins are not in first place but they still have time and reinforcements on their side. Entering this season, we all knew that the Twins had one team to beat in the AL Central: Cleveland. With tanking efforts underway in Kansas City, Detroit, and the south side of Chicago, only two teams would have a realistic shot at taking the division in 2018. I saw a lot of takes that stated the Twins would have a good chance at winning the Central because they could beat up on the weaker teams in their division. Of course, those takes seemed to ignore that the reigning AL...
Puckett's Pond May 23, 2018

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 23, 2018, Ervin Santana rehabs and anniversary

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 23, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system. Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 23rd edition of the daily dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of […] Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 23, 2018, Ervin Santana rehabs and anniversary - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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