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Ben Beecken

Astros 7, Twins 1: Verlander does Verlander things

The Twins’ mighty offense was quieted by Justin Verlander

The Twins lost the rubber game of their 3-game set in Houston on Wednesday night as they were shut down by the still-dominant Justin Verlander.

Remember when Verlander lost velocity in his early 30s and everyone thought he was on the down-swing? Yeah, me neither.

After not having made an All-Star team since his age-30 season in 2013, Verlander made the squad in 2018 and finished second in Cy Young Award voting. And now, after...

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Game 22: Twins at Astros

Going for an impressive series win First Pitch: 7:10p Central Television: FOX Sports North, fubo.tv (subscription) Radio: WCCO 830 AM, Treasure Island Baseball Network (English); twinsbeisbol.com (español) Know Thine Enemy: The Crawfish Boxes The Twins played an impressive first 10 innings or so in Houston spread over the first two games of the series, but things began to fall apart somewhat in the middle innings on Tuesday. If one is so inclined to borrow a basketball phrase, as I am, then...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

UPDATED - Twins make moves: Stewart and Romero recalled; Cave and Duffey sent down

Kohl Stewart gets the call to start tonight’s game in Houston.

Since the Minnesota Twins played a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, their starting rotation was thrown off the rails in terms of the actual “rotation” part with both Jose Berrios and Martin Perez staring during the doubleheader. This left the Twins with a decision to make regarding how they would handle today’s game: either call up a starter or go with a bullpen day.

After the bullpen usage in last...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

Twins make moves: Stewart and Romero recalled; Cave and Duffey sent down

Kohl Stewart gets the call to start tonight’s game in Houston.

Since the Minnesota Twins played a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, their starting rotation was thrown off the rails in terms of the actual “rotation” part with both Jose Berrios and Martin Perez staring during the doubleheader. This left the Twins with a decision to make regarding how they would handle today’s game: either call up a starter or go with a bullpen day.

After the bullpen usage in last...

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TeamCrazyMatt

How is the rest of the 40-man roster playing?

The 15 players trying to make their way up - or back - to Minnesota.

As the one-month mark of the 2019 MLB season approaches, the fan base continues to bubble with excitement over the Twins’ hot start, with strong hitting and capable pitching propelling Minnesota to the top of the AL Central. But while we cheer for the 25 players currently donning Twins uniforms, it’s easy to forget about the 15 others who are trying to work their way up - or back - to Target Field. How have they...

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TJ Gorsegner

Twinkie Town Talk: The modern trends edition

aka the broken technology edition

In case you missed it

Was Eddie Rosario the best player in the AL last week? He didn’t win any awards, but maybe should have. Kyle and Cooper put their heads together to come up with three potential trades for relievers the Twins could make. An update on Gabriel Moya’s rehab as he moves towards returning to the bullpen Alex Bregman is a really good baseball player, and proved it by leading the Astros over the Twins last night.

Elsewhere in...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

Astros 10, Twins 4: Bregman’d, Bullpen, Bad Errors

On the bright side, Rosario set a new Twins record.

The Minnesota Twins came into tonight looking to prove that they mean business in this year’s campaign by taking a series from the strong Houston Astros. The Astros, who had lost three in a row before tonight, were looking to get back on track and make tomorrow night’s game the rubber match of the series.

The Twins decided to start things off early in the game. Astros starter Wade Miley served up a single to lead-off hitter Mitch...

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Game 21: Twins at Astros

Big Mike vs Miley Cyrus is the match-up in the second game of this series. First Pitch: 7:10p Central Television: FOX Sports North, fubo.tv (subscription) Radio: WCCO 830 AM, Treasure Island Baseball Network (English); twinsbeisbol.com (español) Know Thine Enemy: The Crawfish Boxes I really love retro baseball uniforms. (I would get into retro throwback hockey sweaters as well, but I don’t follow the NHL closely enough to care.) I have quite a few, including a Houston Astros “tequila...

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Carlson_MnTwins

Three trades for a reliever the Twins could make

A couple Twinkie Towners have suggestions

Every year the teams competing for the playoffs will go out and make a move at some point to bolster their playoff chances. So far the Twins are looking good and might be true buyers at the deadline for the first time in a long time. The only obvious spot that will be upgraded is the bullpen, even though I just wrote to not panic about the bullpen yet. Well it’s never too early to put together some ideas and proposals, and that is exactly what Kyle...

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Imakesandwichesforaliving

Rosario snubbed for MLB’s Player of the Week honors

One would think five homers in two days would win it.

As Major League Baseball does every Monday afternoon, they announced the Player of the Week - one each from the American League and National League - for this week. Last time I checked, Eddie Rosario is not Joey Gallo, nor does he play for the Texas Rangers, so I believe that the MLB has a mix-up on their hands after this two homers and this robbery by Rosario in game one of this past Saturday’s doubleheader against the Baltimore...

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TJ Gorsegner

Twinkie Town Talk: Painting in the parks edition

What do you want to talk about today, friends?

In case you missed it

Our friends at The Crawfish Boxes answered some questions about the Astros. Zach talked about the great baseball tradition of the doubleheader. Twins won in Houston last night. Recap here!

Elsewhere in Twins Territory

Ted Schwerzler thinks it might be time to move Byron Buxton up the batting order—and has a pretty good idea of where to. If you haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Twins (I’ll be surprised if...

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Twins 9, Astros 5: Hip Hip, JORGE!

Polanco’s big night leads Twins to series-opening win The Twins jumped out to an early lead in this one, as they got on the board before the Astors even had a chance to bat. Three straight two-out hits capped by a C.J. Cron two-run double gave the Twins an early 2-0 edge. After one pitch into the second inning, the Twins were up 3-0. Which one of the Twins red-hot sluggers mashed that first-pitch home run you might ask? Why Jason Castro, of course. If you don’t believe me, check out the...

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Cole Schuessler

Game 20: Twins at Astros

Twins will travel to Houston to face one of baseball’s best teams

First Pitch: 7:10 CT TV: Fox Sports North Radio: WCCO/Treasure Island Baseball Network Know Thine Enemy: Crawfish Boxes

The Astros come into the series having won 11 of their past 14 games, though they did just drop two of three to the Texas Rangers. Houston’s pitching staff has been their biggest weapon to this point in the season, as they are allowing just 3.71 runs per game. Their bullpen has been stellar this year,...

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Zach Koenig

Doubling Up: Let’s Play Two!

I’ve had some fun times spending 6+ hours of a day at the ballpark

This past Saturday, the Twins had some doubleheader fun in Baltimore: 28 hits, 22 runs, 11 home runs and (most importantly) 2 victories. About as good of a double-dip at the ballpark as can be had.

This got me thinking about some of the experiences I’ve had involving doubleheaders—or doubleheaders of sorts—an activity that I’m always up for (especially when it is a two-for-one deal!)...

In 1996, when I would have...

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TJ Gorsegner

Q&A with The Crawfish Boxes

Let’s talk Astros with our sister site TCB

As we have done for the last few, less familiar, opponents we asked some questions of our sister SBNation site. Representing The Crawfish Boxes, Bilbos and mhatter106 both got involved in answering my questions, and did a great job with it! If you want to see my answers to their questions, click here to head over to TCB.

1. Obviously the Astros were a pre-season favorite, and haven’t done anything to dispel that belief. What would it take for...

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Tawny Jarvi

Monday Morning Minnesota: To Flip or not to Flip

Flip, obviously! This isn’t a hard question!

Previously on TwinkieTown:

Carlson_MnTwins recapped last night’s game, a joyous Easter affair that capped of a sweep of the Orioles. After losing to a really bad team, the Twins just swept a REALLY bad team. Now they’ll go face a really good team, so who knows what will happen. TJ told us a chillingly inspirational tale of an Easter morale boosting exercise gone wrong, gone RIGHT. 100% Factual reporting too, that.

Elsewhere in Twins...

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Carlson_MnTwins

Twins 4, Orioles 2: An Easter Weekend Sweep!

The offense slumped, but the clutch pitching showed up.

Twins win! The Easter Weekend was full of joy for the Twins and their fans as they finish off a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

This game had about the strangest start you could think of. Jorge Polanco popped up a pitch to left in the first inning, but the left fielder Dwight Smith Jr. dropped it so Polanco had a little league triple. Of course the Minnesota Hero La Tortuga would follow up with an RBI double. A couple batters later and...

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MIN 4, BAL 3: Gibby Good, Hildy Holds, Rogers Saves the Sweep

Kyle Gibson delivered his first quality start of the year, Trevor Hildenberger stranded two more inherited runners and Taylor Rogers worked around an error to pick up his third save of the season as the Twins finished off a sweep at Baltimore. The O's nearly scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth, but Eddie Rosario made an excellent play to cut down a ball and relay it into the infield.

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Game 19: Twins at Orioles

First Pitch: 12:05 PM CDT TV: FSNO Radio: TIBN The Twins are coming off a double header sweep and will look to win game three for the series sweep. The Twins were only able to produce 16 runs in game two so some offensive production today would be nice. Ok not really, instead you hope they saved some runs for today’s finale. The Twins will have Kyle Gibson on the bump today and he is looking for his first quality start after struggling in his first three outings. He currently holds a 7.36...

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TJ Gorsegner

Eddie Rosario terrified by Easter Bunny; hits many home runs

A morale boosting gesture goes wrong, then right.

They say fear is a great motivator—and for one Twin, it appears that is true.

Multiple sources in the Twins clubhouse have told us that the Easter Bunny made an appearance in the Twins clubhouse prior to Saturday’s first game.

Kyle Gibson reportedly found an Easter Bunny costume on Ebay, and ordered it as a morale boosting measure for the team after a rough series with Toronto.

Rookie pitcher Ryne Harper was tasked with wearing the...

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