6:56 PM EDT, Tue April 13, 2021
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Red Sox 4, Twins 2: Bats go cold on a snowy day

Red Sox 4, Twins 2: Bats go cold on a snowy day

Buxton nearly brought this home run back, but did not. | Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Twins offense couldn’t get anything going as the Red Sox take the first game of the series. On a snowy day at Target Field, the Twins faced off against their old friend Martin Perez. They scored the first two runs in the game in the 1st inning, after loading the bases twice. Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly to score the first and Luis Arraez grounded to 2nd, beating out a double play and scoring the second run. J.A. Happ got the start for the Twins and pitched 4 shutout...
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Monday’s postponed game rescheduled as double-header tomorrow

Monday’s postponed game rescheduled as double-header tomorrow

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ The Twins have announced their plans to make up for the game that was cancelled yesterday due to concerns about both safety and respect in the wake of the Daunte Wright shooting. The team has announced that the game will be played as part of a traditional double-header tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th. Well—its a straight doubleheader, with the second game to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Its hard to call it traditional in any other sense, as both games will be seven-inning affairs. This might actually bode well for the...
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Game 10: Red Sox at Twins

Game 10: Red Sox at Twins

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The Twins face off against their old friend Martin Perez. First Pitch: 1:10 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, The Wolf 102.9 FM, TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com Know Thine Enemy: Over the Monster Today's Lineups RED SOX TWINS Enrique Hernandez - CF Byron Buxton - CF Alex Verdugo - LF Kyle Garlick - RF J.D. Martinez - DH Nelson Cruz - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS Mitch Garver - C Rafael Devers - 3B Jorge Polanco - 2B Christian Vazquez - C Miguel Sano - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Willians Astudillo -...
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60 years ago, Twins baseball was born

60 years ago, Twins baseball was born

David versus Goliath in every way imaginable One hundred and two years ago—1919—player/manager Clark Griffith attained a controlling share of the Washington Senators baseball club. After some early success, including a World Championship in 1924 and WS appearances in ‘25 & ‘33, the Senators became the joke of Major League Baseball. As the old saying went, they were “first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League” for the next two decades. Upon Clark Griffith’s death, ownership of the Senators was passed to his son, Calvin, in 1955. After witnessing...
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How long do we put up with Colomé in the 9th?

How long do we put up with Colomé in the 9th?

Oops he did it again. | Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Is it too early to be skeptical? It was a beautiful (albeit cold) day at Target Field on Sunday. As I sat in one of the deepest parts of center field with my family, and a smattering of families from our elementary school. Despite the smiles being hidden by masks, and friends being separated by seats that had been zip-tied closed, our school outing was a fundraising success. It even looked like we’d be walking away with a win. Hooray! I sent this text to the other Twinkie Towners in the 9th of the game after Colomé...
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Join the Twinkie Town team — come write for us

Join the Twinkie Town team — come write for us

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ If you’ve ever considered writing about the Twins, we might have good news. With the new season, we have a slot open for a weekly contributor. Yes, its technically a paid gig, but its a very, very small stipend. Look at this as a way to just talk baseball with a good group of people. Its up to you if you write on a set day or whenever, as long as you meet post minimums (once a week, if that wasn’t clear.) We’ll help you with ideas, but you can generally write whatever Twins-related content you want. What we are looking to...
Apr 12, 2021
Twins, Red Sox cancel today’s game following officer-involved shooting in Minnesota

Twins, Red Sox cancel today’s game following officer-involved shooting in Minnesota

Photo by David Berding/ We’re not here to have a Black Lives versus Blue Lives debate. Go somewhere else to have that argument, doing it here will get you banned. In light of the officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, MN; about ten miles from Target Field, the Twins and Red Sox have cancelled today’s game. The statement from the Twins is below: The #MNTwins and Red Sox have officially postponed today's game in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center yesterday. pic.twitter.com/AviSsvYbql— Do-Hyoung Park...
Apr 12, 2021
Game 10: Twins vs. Red Sox

Game 10: Twins vs. Red Sox

Pictured: The Twins’ Entire Offense | Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Let’s get back on track First Pitch: 1:10 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, The Wolf 102.9 FM, TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com Know Thine Enemy: Over the Monster Let’s get back on track today, folks. Following the first Twins series loss of the year, the Red Sox are rolling into town. The two teams are trending in opposite directions, as the Twins lost their last two games (on what some may deem “last inning choke jobs”) and the Sox have run off six wins in a row after dropping...
Apr 12, 2021
A list of 30 terrible things that are still better than MLB’s extra-innings rules

A list of 30 terrible things that are still better than MLB’s extra-innings rules

We’re skeptical too, Andrelton | Photo by Nic Antaya/ Because putting a runner on second to begin extra innings isn’t real baseball A few of the rule changes introduced during the pandemic shortened 2020 season have continued in 2021. Unfortunately, the universal designated hitter is not one of them. Perhaps even more unfortunately, is that the change to the rules for extra innings is. Now, beginning in the 10th inning, a runner is placed at second base to start every half inning. The rule was well intended last season, when MLB was doing whatever it could to ensure...
Apr 12, 2021
Series Preview: Five questions with Over the Monster

Series Preview: Five questions with Over the Monster

Photo by Rob Carr/ Looking at the Red Sox Today the Boston Red Sox come to town, and as we have done for all our opponents thus far, we talked to our sister site, in this case Over the Monster. Matt Collins, the site manager at OtM was a good sport and answered my questions, and as always, we thank him for doing so. 1. How did the offseason go for the Red Sox? Are there any big acquisitions you are really excited about? Are there any you find a huge disappointment? The Red Sox had so much work to do this winter it was almost impossible for it not to feel a little...
Apr 11, 2021
Mariners 8, Twins 6: Pain.

Mariners 8, Twins 6: Pain.

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Ugh. This game started out really well for the Twins. After 3 innings, they led 4-0. The offense jumped on Seattle’s starter Chris Flexen immediately and got a run on a sacrifice fly from Nelson Cruz in the first. Then, in the bottom of the 3rd, they added three more. Byron Buxton doubled and Max Kepler threw in another sac fly to make it 4-0 Twins. Fast forwarding to the bottom of the 5th, Byron Buxton brought himself to a triple shy of the cycle once again with his fifth homer of the season, this one a two run shot. After 5 innings,...
Apr 11, 2021
Game 9: Mariners @ Twins

Game 9: Mariners @ Twins

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Will the Twins get screwed over by the extra innings rule again? Let’s find out! First Pitch: 1:10PM CT TV: FSN, wait, BSN Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN Know Thine Enemy: Lookout Landing Hi everybody! Today the Twins take on the Mariners in the series finale and look to win their third straight series to start the season. Matt Shoemaker is on the mound for the Twins, while Chris Flexen takes the ball for Seattle. Today's Lineups MARINERS TWINS Mitch Haniger - RF Luis Arraez - 3B Ty France - 2B Jorge Polanco - 2B Kyle Seager -...
Apr 11, 2021
Twins team alchemist discovers powerful element in Kyle Garlick’s sweat

Twins team alchemist discovers powerful element in Kyle Garlick’s sweat

You may insert your preferred Garlick/garlic pun here. | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Science! Kyle Garlick earned the final spot on the Twins active roster after a white-hot spring and has slashed .417/.462/.583 in his first six games with Minnesota. Team alchemist Del Sagdemi believes he has discovered why. “After collecting sweat from the player and running it through a centrifuge, I have isolated an as-yet undiscovered element,” Sagdemi said. “I believe this to be the source of the player’s power.” The element, which Sagdemi has dubbed...
Apr 10, 2021
F/10 - Mariners 4, Twins 3: Another 10-inning loss

F/10 - Mariners 4, Twins 3: Another 10-inning loss

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ The Achilles’ heel of the 2021 Twins. The Twins have only dropped three ballgames this spring, but they’ve all come — home, road, or otherwise — in ten innings. Today was no exception; after avoiding a shutdown inning every time the Mariners took the lead, Minnesota failed to score their 10th-inning runner after Seattle did so in the top half. Keynan Middleton induced some weak contact for a quick pair of outs, and Byron Buxton was beat at first by a sharply-hit grounder to end the game. This came after a 10th inning in which the...
Apr 10, 2021
Game 8: Mariners at Twins

Game 8: Mariners at Twins

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Michael “M.P. Biggz” takes the mound this afternoon. First Pitch: 1:10 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: WCCO 830, “Audacy,” The Wolf 102.9 FM, TIBN If I had said to you — at more or less any point over the last ten years — “the Twins are running out a starting pitcher with a sub-2.70 ERA — guess who it is” — you would have a very limited pool from which to guess. So far in 2021, it’s a different story. We’re on stop three of our second trip through the team’s starting rotation, and all five hurlers can lay...