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Tawny Jarvi

Twins 7, Blue Jays 2: Quality recap warning

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Twins win though, so that’s cool, I guess.

I have a killer headache. It is late September in a horrible losing season, TJ just left to the big farm in the country where all the old blog editors live, and the cult I joined is promising me the world is ending tomorrow, so here’s a really quick recap so I can go to bed. I’m sorry, we all have bad days.

Nick Gordon hit good, Twins win! I tried to draw an MS Paint touchpad art of Nick Gordon...

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Tawny Jarvi

Game 153: Blue Jays at Twins

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Here we go!

First Pitch: 6:40 PM CT
Radio: TIBN, WCCO 830, Audacy, The Wolf 102.9 FM
Televiz: Bally Sports North
Know Thine Enemy: Blue Bird Banter

Behold your weakness and cower within your powerless flesh cell. I am an unknowable being from beyond time, the bearer of entropy, and the exit at the end of the void. I have occupied the corporeal meat of this once insignificant internet blogger in order to relay to you the only truth that can be found...

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TJ Gorsegner

The end of the season, and of a Twinkie Town Era

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

All good things must come to an end

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been pretty scarce around the site lately. It’s nothing personal about you. I promise.

Like all of us, changes have come to my personal life. A big move, a new job, and going back to school. All in the same month. Yes, I’m crazy. Its all good though. What it does mean, is I can’t commit the time to this place that the site deserves, and that you, the community that makes this...

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Jonathan Gamble

Looking Ahead: The 2022 Starting Rotation

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Who is gonna pitch for the Twins in 2022?

Jose Berrios is gone. Kenta Maeda will likely miss most of the 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Who is going to start games for the Twins in 2022?

The Locks

Joe Ryan

Nelson Cruz is just the gift that keeps on giving. The beloved slugger even helped out the team in leaving, as the Twins netted the promising starter in the trade that sent Nelly to the Rays. Ryan has been more than impressive in...

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Ben Beecken

Twins 5, Cubs 4: Joe Ryan is back, and he’s still good

Joe Ryan continues to impress, and I don’t mean just with his flow. | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Ryan, Max Kepler led the Twins to a solid all-around win

The Minnesota Twins appear to have done well for themselves in the Nelson Cruz trade.

Believe it or not, there is plenty to talk about from this game. Nolan Joe Ryan turned in another mostly dominant performance. Max Kepler had three extra-base hits, including two home runs, Byron Buxton added a pinch-hit double, and the Twins’...

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Ben Beecken

Game 152: Twins at Cubs

Joe Ryan is back. | Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Two-game sweeps count, too

First Pitch: 6:40 PM CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf
Know Thine Enemy: Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Twins are in Chi-town for the second of a two-game series on Wednesday night.

They’ll have Nolan Joe Ryan on the bump for the first time since he somehow escaped with “only” a contusion on his throwing hand back on September 14 against Cleveland.

In 17 major-league innings,...

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Could Joe Ryan Be The Next Big Thing For Twins?

It has been a frustrating 2021 season for the Minnesota Twins. The club entered the year with hopes of challenging for a playoff bid, but it quickly became clear that contending wasn’t in the cards for Minnesota this year.

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Zach Koenig

The Lull: what is it and how it may happen to you

Set Number: X48679

A common occurrence in lost seasons

In August & September of 2011, a very strange thing happened for the first time in my baseball-watching life: my desire to watch the Twins each night waned. A combined 13-41 record over those months meant it was my introduction to truly awful baseball. Sure, 2005 & 2007 were disappointing, but those squads still hung around .500. The last two months of ‘11? I’d turn the TV on each night and watch in a sort of stupor.

Kenneth...

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SooFoo Fan

Twins 9, Cubs 5: I hope you like offense

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

The Twins fell behind early, but the offense came alive later in the game to get them the win.

In the first, the Twins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. The first run scored on a strikeout and throwing error that allowed Luis Arraez to score from 3rd. Then Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly RBI.

The Cubs answered with three consecutive 1-run innings to take a 3-2 lead. That including a couple of solo shots against Twins starter Griffin Jax.

The Twins answered the...

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Watch: Conor McGregor goes viral for brutal first pitch

Conor McGregor is going viral for the brutal ceremonial first pitch he threw out on Tuesday night. 

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SooFoo Fan

Game 151: Twins at Cubs

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The title pretty much says it all.

First pitch: 6:40 PM CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN, WCCO 830 Know thine enemy: Bleed Cubbie Blue Today's Lineups Luis Arraez - 2B Rafael Ortega - CF Byron Buxton - CF Frank Schwindel - 1B Jorge Polanco - SS Ian Happ - RF Josh Donaldson - 3B Willson Contreras - C Max Kepler - RF Patrick Wisdom - 3B Miguel Sano - 1B Alfonso Rivas - LF Nick Gordon - LF Matt Duffy - 2B Mitch Garver - C Nico Hoerner -...

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What happened to Luis Arraez?

The accusatory eye of Twins fans has had no shortage of places to turn in 2021. Perhaps because there are so many weak spots that came to pass on this year’s iteration of the Twins, there has been no light shined on utility man Luis Arraez.

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Hayden A

Blue Jays 5, Twins 3: Not great!

Jersey swap time! | John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Twins allow 5 in the opening frame, and that’s all Toronto needed to win.

Well, it’s hard to win baseball games when you give up 5 runs in the first inning, and that is precisely what happened to the Twins on this Sunday afternoon. Twins starter Luke Farrell only lasted one inning, after giving up 5 runs on 7 hits. This included three RBI singles and a two run home run by Bo Bichette. After that, the scoring was all from...

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Hayden A

Game 150: Twins @ Blue Jays

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Twins look to take the series on a Sunday afternoon in Toronto. They’ll have to beat an old friend to do so.

First Pitch: 12:07PMCT

TV: Bally Sports North

Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf

Know Thine Enemy: Bluebird Banter

Happy Sunday, Twinkie Town! Today, the Twins take on the Blue Jays in the final game of the series in Toronto. Luke Farrell (1-0, 1.31 ERA) will take the ball for the Twins, and José Berríos (11-8, 3.43 ERA)...

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Zach Koenig

When did you know this team would be bad?

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It was a fateful afternoon in Oakland...

In every losing Twins season, there is usually a moment I can think back on and declare “this is when I knew it was all going off the rails”. In 2016, the 0-9 start did the trick. The ‘18 campaign prolonged the suspense a bit longer, but back-to-back walk-off losses against Cleveland in early August represented my final straw.

Just recently, the Twins’ postseason eligibility was mathematically revoked. This...

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Bob Engvall

Well, that about caps it

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

and not Matt Capps

These are desperate times. Writing about Twins baseball at this point in this season, is like writing about things that happened to you in middle school. For the vast majority, caring about sad things long out of our control simply isn’t worth the time. We’re busy. Even if we’re not busy, we’re too busy for deep analysis of a given Twins game. I fear the comments section of each day’s game thread seems to reflect this level of...

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Brandon Brooks

Blue Jays 6, Twins 2: Silver linings

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We may not be able to beat the Yankees directly, but we can get sneaky with it!

The series is inherently more important for Toronto than it is for Minnesota, but after helping the Yankees gain ground last night, Twins fans can at least take solace in the fact that the Blue Jays fought back against the Bombers today.

The Toronto victory this afternoon — 6-2 the final — has brought the Blue Jays up a game in the standings, coupled with Cleveland’s...

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Marea

Even when they win, the Twins find ways to disappoint me

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Why I’d rather they’d lose this weekend

Hi there friends!

Did you just read that title right? You might be thinking to yourself “Ugh, that Marea. She’s like the worst and/or craziest writer on the Twinkie Town staff and she’s lost her damn mind. Again.”

Maybe so.

But allow me to explain, ok?

We all know 2021 is the dumpsteriest dumpster fire of a season that we could have possibly imagined. (Well, ok, the Orioles probably win that award,...

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Brandon Brooks

Game 149: Twins at Blue Jays

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The bomba continues...hopefully.

First Pitch: 2:07 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North / MLB.TV Free Game of the Day (blackouts apply) Radio: WCCO 830 / The Wolf 102.9 FM / TIBN / Audacy

You’ll have to wait a little longer for Minnesota’s first-ever duel against Jose Berrios, but if last night’s game was any indication, the waiting might be just as fun as the hotly-anticipated Sunday matchup.

On the back of the bomba, the Twins won 7-3 in the...

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Twins Select Drew Maggi

The Twins have selected the contract of infielder Drew Maggi, the team announced.  Maggi will replace Rob Refsnyder on the active roster, as Refsnyder is headed to the 10-day injured list with a right elbow impingement.  Taylor Rogers was shifted to the 60-day IL to create space on the 40-man roster.

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