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TJ Gorsegner

Blue Jays 9, Twins 4: You can’t win if the middle of the lineup doesn’t show up (simulated)

Just ugly

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Ehire Adrianza 2B, Miguel Sano 1B, Nelson Cruz DH, Jake Cave LF, Marwin Gonzalez 3B, Alex Avila C, Byron Buxton CF, Jake Odorizzi P

TOR: Cavan Biggio 2B, Lourdes Gurriel Jr LF, Vladimir Guerrero Jr 3B, Bo Bichette SS, Rowdy Tellez DH, Teoscar Hernandez CF, Travis Shaw 1B, Derek Fisher RF, Danny Jansen C, Tanner Roark P

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Ehire Adrianza SS, Luis Arraez 2B, Miguel Sano DH, Eddie Rosario LF,...

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Kyle Thele TJ Gorsegner

Twins fans say that Cleveland is our biggest rival

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but everyone hates the Yankees

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Twins fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

While the 2020 season will be extremely shortened, the new schedule does put an increased importance on winning divisional games. That often means needing to beat a team’s biggest rival — but who the heck do we even...

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Matt Monitto

“Spanking the Yankees” book review: 280 pages of schadenfreude

Dislike of a team has never felt so organized. | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Start spreading the boos...

For a long time, the New York Yankees have been the villains of Major League Baseball. As fans of the Minnesota Twins, we are among the many who have a particular... “aversion,” say, to all things pinstriped.

If we need any more reasons to pile on the Yankees, Gabriel Schechter has it covered.

The title and subtitle of Schechter’s upcoming book, Spanking the Yankees: 366 Days of...

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Jonathan Gamble

Discussion: Which Twins player are you most excited to watch this year?

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A young gun? A new stud?

Welcome to another Friday! One Friday closer to (hopefully) MLB baseball, one more summer week down. One more of my discussions to help you get through the workday.

The question this week: Which Twin are you most excited to see take the field later this July?

Maybe you’re excited to see some more development from players coming into their own, such as Max Kepler or Jose Berrios. Maybe you’re excited to see...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

MLB announces new style of releasing regular season schedules

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Gas up and get yer boots on!

In a way to either hype up the pandemic-shortened season or to cater to people who want to watch a few random guys talk about only two teams for one hour, Major League Baseball announced the 2020 regular-season schedule this past week through some sort of schedule release show on MLB Network. They also released the 2021 schedule yesterday in hopes of getting the world back to normal, but...

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TJ Gorsegner

Blue Jays 6, Twins 5: Three home runs are not enough. (simulated)

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A big first inning is too much for Smeltzer

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Luis Arraez 2B, Miguel Sano 1B, Eddie Rosario LF, Nelson Cruz DH, Marwin Gonzalez 3B, Alex Avila C, Byron Buxton CF, Devin Smeltzer P

TOR: Cavan Biggio 2B, Lourdes Gurriel Jr LF, Vladimir Guerrero Jr 3B, Bo Bichetter SS, Teoscar Hernandez CF, Danny Jansen C, Billy McKinney RF, Travis Shaw 1B, Derek Fisher DH, Michael Wacha P

Devin...

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Jonathan Gamble

Twins announce 2021 schedule

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Looking forward to a better year

In a surprise early announcement, the Twins (and the rest of MLB) announced their 2021 schedule this morning. I guess that even baseball agrees that 2021 can’t come soon enough.

The 2021 #MNTwins schedule is here! https://t.co/2jtkrU9Cns pic.twitter.com/artZ16ZleH

— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 9, 2020

2021 will mark a (planned) return to the 162-game marathon we’ve grown accustomed to. The...

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TJ Gorsegner

Predicting the 2020 Twins record, by series

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TJ is an optimist

The 2020 MLB season, in its abbreviated form, is set to kick off in a couple weeks. If we proceed with the somewhat shaky assumption that the entire season happens, lets take a look at the schedule, and predict how the Twins will do.

July 24-26

@ White Sox The Sox might have put together a decent team, but its the first series of the year, and the Bomba Squad has had more time together. Prediction: Twins win two of...

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TJ Gorsegner

Royals 8, Twins 4: Hunter Dozier might become a nuisance (simulated)

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KC’s young slugger collected five RBIs today

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler CF, Jorge Polanco SS, Luis Arraez 2B, Josh Donaldson 3B, Eddie Rosario LF, Ehire Adrianza 1B, Nelson Cruz DH, Mitch Garver C, Jake Cave RF, Kenta Maeda P

KCR: Nicky Lopez SS, Whit Merrifield 2B, Jorge Soler RF, Hunter Dozier 3B, Ryan O’Hearn DH, Jose Osuna 1B, Brett Phillips CF, Alex Gordon LF, Cam Gallagher C, Brad Keller P

Once upon a time, Dozier driving in five runs,...

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TJ Gorsegner

Twins 9, Royals 6: Minnesota stifles attempted comeback (simulated)

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The Twins used three pitchers in the ninth

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Nelson Cruz DH, Miguel Sano 1B, Eddie Rosario LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Mitch Garver C, Luis Arraez 2B, Byron Buxton CF, Jose Berrios P

KCR: Khalil Lee RF, Whit Merrifield 2B, Jorge Soler DH, Hunter Dozier 3B, Ryan O’Hearn 1B, Nicky Lopez SS, Brett Phillips CF, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Glenn Sparkman P

This game started as a high scoring...

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What is the Twins’ contingency plan at first base?

Your Opening Day starting first baseman? (No, not Alex Gordon. Marwin Gonzalez.) | David Berding-USA TODAY Sports With both Sano and Astudillo quarantined, who plays first base?

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

AA Week in Review: A lot of firsts!

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First wins, first ejections, first positive COVID test...

I hope to do these on Mondays moving forward since it’s an off day every week in the American Association, but the holiday happened this weekend and oh well. Maybe I’ll still do them on Tuesdays. Who knows???

Anyway, the American Association started regular-season action this...

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The Case Stands: Twins Enter Summer Camp as AL's Top Team

Back in February, before the world unraveled, I wrote that the Twins were rolling into camp with a good case as the American League's best team. While much has changed in the three months since, I'm not sure Minnesota's case has been weakened.

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TJ Gorsegner

Twins 6, Royals 2: An Ed-xciting game on offense (simulated)

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I still miss Escobar

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Ehire Adrianza 2B, Josh Donaldson 3B, Mitch Garver C, Eddie Rosario LF, Nelson Cruz DH, Marwin Gonzalez 1B, Byron Buxton CF, Jake Odorizzi P

KCR: Khalil Lee RF, Whit Merrifield 2B, Jorge Soler DH, Hunter Dozier 3B, Ryan O’Hearn 1B, Nicky Lopez SS, Brett Phillips CF, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Kevin McCarthy P

Long-time readers here will remember...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

Twins 2020 schedule released

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Take two and... action.

Another stepping stone has been stepped on along the way to start MLB’s 2020 season. The regular season was announced earlier today. Apparently this was done on MLB Netowrk on some sort of show, but I don’t have TV. I tried searching everywhere for the schedule to no avail. Thankfully, blog overlord TJ found this tweet from Darren Wolfson who references some random Twitterist who added things up and here we are - the...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2020 Schedule Released

There have been plenty of question marks surrounding the 2020 MLB season and there are some that still wonder if sports should be happening at all during a pandemic.

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TJ Gorsegner

Twins 6, Cleveland 1: Wisler’s mother (is probably very proud of him.) (simulated)

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But why the hell did he get the win?

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Luis Arraez 2B, Jorge Polanco SS, Nelson Cruz DH, Miguel Sano 3B, Eddie Rosario LF, Jake Cave RF, Marwin Gonzalez 1B, Alex Avila C, Byron Buxton CF, Randy Dobnak P

CLE: Greg Allen CF, Jose Ramirez 3B, Francisco Lindor SS, Franmil Reyes DH, Derek Dietrich LF, Cesar Hernandez 2B, Carlos Santana 1B, Domingo Santana RF, Roberto Perez C, Shane Bieber...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Twins

Twins' Sano tests positive for coronavirus

First baseman Miguel Sano has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Sunday.

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TJ Gorsegner

Cleveland 6, Twins 3: But Max Kepler is still your daddy (simulated)

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Bring out the bombas

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Josh Donaldson 3B, Miguel Sano DH, Luis Arraez 2B, Mitch Garver C, Ehire Adrianza 1B, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Byron Buxton CF, Lewis Thorpe P

CLE: Greg Allen CF, Jose Ramirez 3B, Francisco Lindor SS, Jordan Luplow RF, Derek Dietrich LF, Cesar Hernandez 2B, Domingo Santana DH, Carlos Santana 1B, Sandy Leon C, Carlos Carrasco P

Even though Trevor Bauer is gone, Max Kepler continues to own...

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Zach Koenig

Baseball & Family (Part 6): The Grand(father) Finale

Dedicated to the biggest MN sports fan I ever knew

Over the past few baseball-less months, I’ve looked at how the sport has shaped relationships between myself and numerous family members—brothers, sister, mother, father, & aunt. For this final installment, I’ll pay tribute to perhaps the biggest Minnesota sports fan I ever knew—my grandfather.

Grandpa lived almost his entire life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He grew up in and graduated high school from Chisago City (playing about...

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