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Series Preview: Bartolo Colon will bat for the Twins against the Dodgers

Colon might make the final plate appearance of his career, and Vin Scully isn’t even going to be there to call it. We truly live in the stupidest timeline.

After dropping two of three games to the Tigers at Target Field, the Twins are headed to Los Angeles to face the Los Angeles Dodgers—aka, the Los Angeles team with a concise name that makes sense. Unfortunately for the Twins, though, the Los Angeles Dodgers are also really, really good. Like, 68-31,...

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Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 24th, 2017

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 24th, 2017 Welcome to the July 24th 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 every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow […] Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 24th, 2017 - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Farm Report: Doug Mientkiewicz ejected from Miracle game before first pitch

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 23rd, 2017.

Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1

C Mitch Garver and 1B Kennys Vargas both homered again. Garver also hit a double en route to his two RBI in the game.

This game also saw the return of RF Daniel Palka! You know, the Oreo-is-a-Sandwich guy who hit tons of dingers last year in Double-A? He broke his finger, but he’s back now! He went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Starting for the Red...

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Escobar goes deep in pitch to remain at SS

Eduardo Escobar has been swinging a hot bat since mid-June and it continued against the Tigers on Sunday, although an impressive 13-pitch at-bat ended in a key strikeout during a 9-6 loss to the Tigers at Target Field.

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Twins Designate Craig Breslow For Assignment

The Twins have designated veteran left-hander Craig Breslow for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Twitter link). Breslow signed a minor league deal with Minnesota last winter that ended up paying him $1.25MM in guaranteed money when he broke camp with the team after Spring Training.  After getting off to a good start in his first 21 outings, Breslow struggled in June and then spent much of July on the DL with a rib injury.  Overall, Breslow has a 5.34 ERA,...

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Twins trade Nick Tepesch to the Blue Jays for cash

Cha-ching?

Just when you thought the Twins would make no moves ahead of this year’s trade deadline, they jump out of the closet like, “WHA-HA!” and trade right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch for cash considerations. The Blue Jays are the buyers.

You may remember Nick Tepesch from such hits as, “Made one spot start for the Twins on May 6th where Jorge Polanco committed an error that led to six unearned runs in the 2nd inning.” If you don’t remember that, you can read the game recap...

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Tigers 9, Twins 6: Pitching, defense nowhere to be seen

Twins drop the series to Detroit.

I hope you don’t like well-pitched, short games, because this was a doozy.

Adalberto Mejia started the game out pretty well. He pitched a 1-2-(walk)-3 first and in the 2nd he picked up 3 strikeouts. The 3rd was full of shenanigans, though.

Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler both hit singles to start the inning. Later, Justin Upton hit a double to right center. Zack Granite threw to relay-man Brian Dozier. Brian threw it to home but the ball got passed both...

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Twins DFA reliever Craig Breslow

It’s not like anyone didn’t see this coming.

After Sunday’s marathon four hour and nineteen minute game—the longest nine-inning game in Twins history—the team announced that they have DFA’d veteran reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow had appeared in the said marathon game, pitching 0.2 innings, and somewhat surprisingly, not giving up a run.

It’s surprising because Breslow has been struggling this year. He has a 5.23 ERA over 31.0 innings pitched. That’s not too great—hence...

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Colon, Twins to head west, face Dodgers

The Twins head out on Monday for an eight-game West Coast trip, starting with a three-game series against the Dodgers. It will be Minnesota's first trip to Dodger Stadium since 2005 and a good test for the Twins as Los Angeles boasts the best record in the Majors.

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Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary Profile: Kirby Puckett

With the celebration of the Minnesota Twins’ 1987 World Championship this weekend, it’s high time to profile the players! This weekend, the Minnesota Twins will be honoring the 1987 World Series championship team. As we get ready for that weekend, we at Puckett’s Pond want to highlight some of the best players and moments from […] Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary Profile: Kirby Puckett - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Twins plan to rotate trio at shortstop

With rookie shortstop Jorge Polanco struggling offensively, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he plans to rotate Ehire Adrianza, Eduardo Escobar and Polanco at the position based on matchups going forward.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Returns, Hurlbut Rolls

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins DailyInjuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short because of surgeries and the injuries that caused them to go under the knife. It seems rare for players to be able to avoid the injury bug for their entire career. However, it can be a momentous occasion when a player is finally able to return to the game they love.Glen Perkins hadn't pitched in a baseball game in almost 13...

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Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary Profile: Dan Gladden

With the celebration of the Minnesota Twins’ 1987 World Championship this weekend, it’s high time to profile the players! This weekend, the Minnesota Twins will be honoring the 1987 World Series championship team. As we get ready for that weekend, we at Puckett’s Pond want to highlight some of the best players and moments from […] Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary Profile: Dan Gladden - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Farm Report: Hurlbut sails along in style

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 22nd, 2017.

Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3

David Hurlbut threw his posterior off, going seven full and allowing only one run while walking nary a soul. Relievers Alex Wimmers and John Curtiss seem ready for the Twins, as each gave up a run. Rochester won anyway, thanks to 3B Leonardo Reginotto and RF Edgar Corcino. Who both sound like they should come from Sicily, but don’t; Reginotto is Brazilian, Corcino...

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Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 23rd, 2017

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 23rd, 2017 Welcome to the July 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 every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow […] Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 23rd, 2017 - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Gibson has best outing of year against Tigers

It was the kind of performance the Twins had been hoping to see from Kyle Gibson all season, and it came just days after Minnesota was close to acquiring Atlanta's Jaime Garcia, which could've put Gibson's spot in the rotation in jeopardy.

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Mejia, Twins look to keep pace in Central

A pair of left-handers will face off in the rubber game at Target Field, with Detroit's Matthew Boyd opposing Minnesota's Adalberto Mejia on Sunday.

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Twins hang on to beat Tigers after Gibson's gem

Early run support by the offense backed a solid showing from right-hander Kyle Gibson to ultimately help the Twins edge the Tigers, 6-5, on Saturday at Target Field. Minnesota staved off a late push by Detroit to snap its three-game losing streak to the American League Central rival.

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Twins 6, Tigers 5: Nothing comes easy here

Everybody's gonna leave their seat...

On June 18th, 2014, Kyle Gibson turned in the best start of his career at Fenway Park. He threw seven innings, allowed just two hits, struck out eight Red Sox hitters, and walked none of them. The Twins lost, because it was 2014, and we were still being punished. But Gibson’s outing was good for a Game Score of 81, a mark that he would never top again...until -- all right, he didn’t get it tonight. He had a 64. I just, I was writing this — I...

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Sunday Notes: Jose Berrios’s Breaking Ball is Bugs Bunny

Jose Berrios is having a breakout season. In 13 starts for the Minnesota Twins, the 23-year-old right-hander has a 3.50 ERA, and he’s won nine of his twelve decisions. His breaking ball is a big reason. It’s a plus pitch, and certainly not run-of-the mill. I recently had the following exchange with Twins pitching coach Neil Allen: How would you describe Berrios’s breaking ball? “It’s Bugs Bunny. It’s pretty darn good.” Is it a curveball or a slider? “It’s a little bit of...

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