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Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett: A reminder why not to throw baseballs at people

The Minnesota Twins and their fans can look into their team’s history to be reminded just how fragile one’s body is when met with an MLB pitch. The Minnesota Twins and their fans love Kirby Puckett to this day. He was the total package of a player that performed on the field and was also […] Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett: A reminder why not to throw baseballs at people - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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RandBall's Stu

Winning Twingo card opens pathway to improbable nightmare realm

“It’s pretty weird,” said Joe Mauer.

Mel “Hermie” Hermanson has been trying his hand at Twingo since the Minnesota Twins were playing sparsely attended games in the Metrodome. Victory in the baseball-themed bingo game eluded him for decades, until Wednesday afternoon. But it came at a high cost.

Twins security and the Minneapolis Police Department believe the game-ending double play, which sealed both Minnesota’s and Hermanson’s victory, opened a dread passageway to Ncanhth, a...

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Gibson eyes another strong start vs. Tigers

Right-hander Kyle Gibson (6-9, 3.49 ERA) starts for the Twins in the second game of the four-game series against the Tigers on Friday at 7:10 p.m. CT. Gibson was impressive last time out, limiting Detroit to one run over seven innings in a win. The Tigers will start lefty Matthew Boyd (7-10, 4.20).

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Twins' bats explode for best night of '18 in win

The Twins set a season high in runs on Thursday against the Tigers, thanks to three runs in the first inning, five in the second and then seven in the sixth. Logan Forsythe had a career-high five hits, while Jorge Polanco homered and had four RBIs. Francisco Liriano allowed eight runs (four earned) over 1 2/3 innings for Detroit, which got home runs from Nicholas Castellanos, Mikie Mahtook, James McCann and Niko Goodrum.

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RandBall's Stu

Twins 15, Tigers 8: Former aces falter frequently

Francisco Liriano and Ervin Santana labored while the offenses feasted

In 2006, the Twins had a budding superstar in Francisco Liriano. In a year when Johan Santana won the Cy Young, Liriano was the better pitcher (I swear, I was there). Then his arm blew up and an otherwise ridiculously talented Twins team exited the playoffs meekly versus Oakland. Don’t dive for that fucking ball, Torii.

12 years on, Liriano is still pitching, but that freakishly dominant arm doesn’t exist anymore, as...

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Twins top 5-run 2nd with 7-run 6th vs. Tigers

The Twins' offense erupted for five runs in the second inning on Thursday against the Tigers at Target Field, as a few key offensive contributors kept up their recent hot streaks.

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Mejia (wrist) diagnosed with nerve irritation

After a visit to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia was diagnosed with nerve irritation in his left wrist.

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Game 120: Tigers @ Twins

Gardy’s back and Rick’s coming with him.

First Pitch: 7:10 PM TV: FSNO Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys

The battle for second place in the storied AL Central COMES DOWN TO GAMES LIKE THIS.

Today's Lineups Jeimer Candelario - 3B Joe Mauer - 1B Jim Adduci - 1B Logan Forsythe - 2B Nick Castellanos - RF Jorge Polanco - SS Niko Goodrum - 2B Miguel Sano - 3B Victor Martinez - DH Tyler Austin - DH Mikie Mahtook - LF Mitch Garver - C James McCann - C Max Kepler -...

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The future of the pitching staff looks bright

The Minnesota Twins have often been the laughing stock of the league in regards to pitching, but that area of the club now has a very bright future. The Minnesota Twins for years have been trying to capture the magic that the pitching staff had when it included the likes of recently inducted Twins Hall […] Minnesota Twins: The future of the pitching staff looks bright - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rosario's bat is a game-changing tool

Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario, a healthy Miguel Cabrera and Jose Abreu are a few names that come to mind when talking about elite talent in the American League Central.

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Maija Varda

Interview with Twins prospect Nick Gordon

Gordon has been one of the top infield prospects in the Twins system for many years. Let’s get to know him!

The Twins drafted shortstop Nick Gordon in the 2014 draft, and he’s remained one of the top prospects in the organization ever since. After starting the year in Coule-A, Gordon was promoted to Triple-A, where he’s currently playing.

I was lucky enough to talk to Gordon recently about his season,baseball, his family, and his other hobbies. Check out the interview below.

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TJ Gorsegner

Thursday Twins: Miguel Sano’s new haircut

Plus, Ervin Santana is mad about the trade deadline, and more.

Miguel Sano apparently got sick of having the old “Eduardo Nunez” happen to him (losing his helmet), so he cut his hair shorter and got a new helmet. I guess we’ll see if it helps. He also said the haircut was because he was tired of being so hot and sweaty, which means we can start the countdown to Souhan going on another rant about Sano’s conditioning. During the Twins game yesterday, alleged umpire Joe West moved into...

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Dan Carlson

Twins 6, Pirates 4: Big Day Bobby

Berrios exits early, but Twins answer back against Archer

For the second start in a row, Jose Berrios was unable to make it past the 4th inning, giving up 4 runs (3 earned), but ultimately got a no-decision on the day. The Twins have struggled against Pirates starter Chris Archer in the past at Target Field, but were able to mount a comeback and take both games of the inter-league series.

The Pirates struck first in the 2nd after a HBP, a single, and a throwing error by SS Jorge Polanco. ...

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Forsythe (3 RBIs) leads Twins' rally over Bucs

While the Twins have traded six players since late July, the only veteran player they've acquired in return was Logan Forsythe in the trade that sent Brian Dozier to the Dodgers on July 31.

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Byron Buxton returns strong, Stephen Gonsalves battles him for spotlight

The Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton had a great return to baseball action, but pitcher Stephen Gonsalves wasn’t about to be outperformed. The Minnesota Twins had to be glad to see center fielder Byron Buxton back on a baseball field Tuesday night as he started for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Buxton was reinstated […] Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton returns strong, Stephen Gonsalves battles him for spotlight - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site -...

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Grossman (hamstring) to begin rehab at Triple-A

Outfielder Robbie Grossman, who is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Twins manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday.

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Dan Carlson

Game 119: Pirates at Twins

Complimentary bonus words about said baseball game.

First Pitch: 12:10 PM TV: FSNO Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN Know Thine Enemy: Bucs Dugout

Starting Pitchers:

Young Twins Ace Jose Berrios takes the mound today. The All-Star starter didn’t fare well in his last outing, though, allowing four runs in just four innings pitched.

New Pirate Chris Archer takes the hill for the Bucs. He is seeking his first quality start since joining Pittsburgh, but has had great success at Target Field where he...

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Puckett’s Pond’s Minnesota Twins 2018 Top-40 Prospects: #31-35

The Minnesota Twins have an exciting farm system. Here is our top 40 ranking of the Twins prospects as we continue onto prospects numbers 31-35. The Minnesota Twins have had a disappointing 2018 season. Out of survival, we as fans have to find something to root for when our teams are not performing well. Which […] Puckett’s Pond’s Minnesota Twins 2018 Top-40 Prospects: #31-35 - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Logan Forsythe experiencing a Renaissance since trade

The Minnesota Twins traded away one veteran second baseman for another. The new guy Logan Forsythe is seeing quite the turn around in his season. The Minnesota Twins traded away fan favorite and clubhouse leader second baseman Brian Dozier before the July 31 trade deadline. One of the biggest questions that continue to linger in […] Minnesota Twins: Logan Forsythe experiencing a Renaissance since trade - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Andrew Bryzgornia

Who replaces Fernando Rodney?

With no more Fernando Rodney Experience, the Twins are auditioning their remaining relievers to see who will become Minnesota’s Next Top 9th Inning Experience.

After the Twins chose (failed?) to trade Fernando Rodney at the July 31st trade deadline, it appeared that they might have switched course, choosing to have him close games in 2019 as well. With a club option for $4.5 million, he would have been a relatively cheap veteran option for the 9th inning. However, a swap with the Oakland...

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