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Thinking About Bullpen Blowup Risk

Thinking About Bullpen Blowup Risk

Photo by David Berding/ What’s the probability a Twins reliever will wreck a game? Should the starters work deeper instead? You don’t need me to tell you that the Twins’ bullpen failures have been an “energetic” topic of discussion in recent weeks. Much internet ink has been spilled on this site, and many others, detailing the team’s bullpen woes and suggesting ideas for how to fix them. Meltdown after meltdown after meltdown. What a mess.In the #MNTwins last five losses to Cleveland they had win probabilities as high as 92%, 98%, 82%, 95%, and 89%.If...
16 hours ago
Orioles 3, Twins 1: No walkoff magic today

Orioles 3, Twins 1: No walkoff magic today

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports The Twins were unable to get the big hits that defined the first two games of this series, and have to settle for a series win against Baltimore. The first 4 innings of this game went by without a run on the board, and early on, Tyler Wells and Devin Smeltzer were matching each other with strong starts. Smeltzer was aided by some tremendous outfield defense, with Gilberto Celestino launching a dart from center field to nab Anthony Santander at the plate and end the 4th inning. The scoreless tie was broken in the 5th. Rougned Odor crushed...
21 hours ago
Game 82: Orioles @ Twins

Game 82: Orioles @ Twins

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports The Twins go for the sweep against the Orioles after two straight walkoffs at Target Field. FIRST PITCH: 1:10pmCT TV: Bally Sports North RADIO: WCCO 830, TIBN KNOW THINE ENEMY: Camden Chat Happy Sunday, Twins Territory! On this 4th of July Eve, the Twins go for a three game sweep after two come from behind victories over Baltimore. Minnesota will look for another strong performance from Devin Smeltzer (4-1, 2.86ERA), and Baltimore will send Tyler Wells (6-4, 3.23ERA) to the mound as his opponent today. After 4 games ending in a walkoff...
Jul 2, 2022
Twins 4, Orioles 3: A Hero and a Scholar

Twins 4, Orioles 3: A Hero and a Scholar

Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Jose Miranda doesn’t throw away his shot, and walks off the Orioles for the second straight game. The Twins had runners on second and third with nobody out for Byron Buxton — twice. Unfortunately, the man can’t do it all every single day; the team as a whole got just one run out of each of those opportunities. But — baseball is a team sport, and the morning after Byron Buxton put the team on his back, it was a team effort with clutch hits from the infield, big homers from the outfield, and a dominant bullpen performance that would...
Jul 2, 2022
Game 81: Orioles at Twins

Game 81: Orioles at Twins

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Halfway home. First Pitch: 1:10 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North / ~ / Radio: TIBN I’m sure you’re all sleepy from a long night of Twins baseball and Stranger Things binge-watching. I mean, a two-and-a-half hour season finale? It’s a brand new ballgame now. Hopefully, Sonny Gray doesn’t have any streaming subscriptions, because we’d like him to be on full rest this afternoon. The man has been a little injury-riddled through the season’s first half, but I hope we’re all appreciating what the Sonny Gray acquisition...
Jul 2, 2022
New From HOMAGE: Twins MLB Jam T’s

New From HOMAGE: Twins MLB Jam T’s

The Twins’ dynamic duo, now in classic arcade format. Our new friends at HOMAGE are as excited about the Twins this season as we are. In the midst of a run at a division crown, they’ve dropped these new MLB Jam t-shirts based off of the classic NBA game. HOMAGE has two different MLB Jame options for Twins fans. The first (my personal favorite) features Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton as the two Twins players of choice. The second has Correa and Jorge Polanco. It’s great to see the Twins best players get some love! Founded in 2007, HOMAGE turns back the clock with...
Jul 1, 2022
Twins 3, Orioles 2: Down a run with a man on in the 9th, Buxton comes up...

Twins 3, Orioles 2: Down a run with a man on in the 9th, Buxton comes up...

Photo by David Berding/ As Elvis (the good one) once said, Get Happy! It looked like sure disappointment for Minnesota after squandering an early opportunity to chase Orioles starter Spenser Watkins and his 5.59 ERA. He and Joe Ryan both excelled, making this a bullpen battle, and those haven’t gone well lately. Until, you read the headline. Inning-by-inning notes: 1: Radio factoids! Baltimore had a 14-12 record in June, their first winning month in... five years? Gladden says it, so it must be true. And they haven’t won at Target Field since 2017, so this game’s...
Jul 1, 2022
Game LXXX: Orioles @ Twins

Game LXXX: Orioles @ Twins

Incidentally, the Baltimore Oriole is an actual type of bird. The males have these colors. They spend the winter in Venezuela and the Caribbean, which is appropriate for a baseball bird. | Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via It’ll be Joe Ryan to start the weekend series. Time: 7:10 Central Weather: Mostly clear and calm, first pitch 81° Opponent’s SB site: Camden Chat TV: BSN. Radio: Where Gladden may or may not remember to tell you the score Now-29-year-old starter Spenser Watkins had considered quitting to coach high-school ball before the Orioles gave...
Jul 1, 2022
Let’s Make a Deal: Relief Pitcher Edition

Let’s Make a Deal: Relief Pitcher Edition

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Twins to revamp the bullpen. Enough said. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Minnesota Twins fans and fans across the country. After another series of disappointing bullpen collapses, it’s never been more apparent that the Twins need a bullpen overhaul. The guys who were supposed to be reliable end-of-game options have completely collapsed. Emilio Pagán’s favorite hobby is ruining heroic Twins comebacks, apparently. And Tyler Duffey is getting hammered every time...
Jun 30, 2022
Guardians 5, Twins 3: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no ,no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and also no

Guardians 5, Twins 3: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no ,no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and also no

Photo by Nick Cammett/ You’ve seen this movie before. CRAWLING IN MY SKIN THESE WOUNDS THEY WILL NOT HEE-ALLLL MAYBE IF I DO A BAD JOB OF THIS RECAP THEY’LL FIRE ME AND I WON’T HAVE TO WATCH THIS TEAM IMPLODE I’VE LOST THE BEAT OF THIS SONG aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Okay, so the Twins didn’t score first, but they pulled ahead 3 to 1 early, thanks to Jose Miranda hitting a 3 run double in the 3rd to score Luis Arraez, Carlos Correa, and Max Kepler. And oh, how we will look back at the 3rd-7th innings...
Jun 30, 2022
Game 79: Twins at Guardians

Game 79: Twins at Guardians

And from the darkness arose a hero. | Photo by Nick Cammett/ pls win this time First Pitch: 12:10 CentralTV: Bally Sports North, MLBN (Out of Market)Radio: TIBNKnow Thine Enemy: Covering the Corner Despite all my rage, I am still just gonna watch this Twins/Guardians game.
Jun 29, 2022
Guardians 7, Twins 6:

Guardians 7, Twins 6:

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports If you don’t have anything nice to title, title nothing at all Dylan Bundy did enough today to earn a win. The big righty may be less than trustworthy on the mound, but 5.0 innings with 3 runs given up (2 earned) is as much as this team can ask for from the embattled starter. The bullpen did enough today to earn a win. The Twins rolled with all three of their current trustworthy relievers, with Caleb Thielbar, Griffin Jax, and Jhoan Duran combining to hurl 4.0 scoreless innings- allowing only 2 hits and no walks. The offense did enough...
Jun 29, 2022
Game 78: Twins at Guardians

Game 78: Twins at Guardians

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The never-ending series continues First pitch: 6:10 PM TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN Know thine enemy: Covering the Corner After splitting the doubleheader yesterday, the Twins look to lock up a key (5-game) series win tonight in Cleveland. They'll look for Dylan Bundy to continue his resurgence, while Cleveland will be handing the ball to 27-year-old righty Cal Quantrill and his 3.76 ERA. Both Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa appear to be taking the day off, with Jorge Polanco handling the shortstop duties and Gilberto Celestino...
Jun 29, 2022
Twins Players Need More Voting Support From Fans

Twins Players Need More Voting Support From Fans

Photo by Stephen Maturen/ As the numbers stand right now, no Twins players will be starting the All-Star Game You may have seen it recently at Twins games, the QR codes up on the scoreboard to VOTE for your favorite Twins to make it to the MLB All-Star Game. The MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium. Phase one of voting is soon wrapping up, and some of your favorite Twins players need your help. Click here to vote. Phase one of voting wraps up at 12:59 p.m. CT on June 30. You can vote up to five times per email address, per day, until then. How does...
Jun 29, 2022
Let’s Make a Deal: Starting Pitcher Edition

Let’s Make a Deal: Starting Pitcher Edition

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Twins likely need starting pitching help if they are going win the AL Central. Which option should the Twins go after? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the MLB. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Minnesota Twins fans and fans across the country. We are about month away from the trade deadline, and with the Twins still in the heat of a divisional race, it’s time to look at potential trade targets. While the bullpen has received its fair share of blame for losses, the starting rotation is in need of another...