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Tawny Jarvi

Monday Morning Minnesota: Ervin Santana fell into a black hole

Is apparently my chosen narrative today, I’m sorry.

Ervin Santana still hasn’t touched 90 mph in live batting-practice, reports Mike Berardino of the P Press. Basically, as this is the Twins, we may as well assume he’s out infinite forevers. Since the space between any two points in an infinite number is an infinite number, Ervin Santana’s progress can be broken down into infinite infinitely small pieces which can not be witnessed as they are infinitely far away. However, as they are...

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Joe Lanek

Jose Berrios dominates Rangers in one of the best kinds of wins

Now everyone can fully enjoy the off day

I think if you picked an average baseball fan randomly from the stands and paired them with any given major league player, the two could talk about the game for hours and agree on most things. I'd imagine there would be a lot of commonality to be found beyond the superficial since most players started playing because they loved the game, and many still are unabashed fans. However, there is one thing those two hypothetical representatives would...

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Berrios K's career-high 12 to win pitching duel

Jose Berrios gave up a double on his first pitch, but never looked back in the Twins 2-0 win over the Rangers at Target Field. The young righty struck out a career-high 12 batters in seven shutout innings, outdueling a very game Bartolo Colon. Colon missed a chance to tie the Latin American record for wins, but he continues to defy father time. The veteran right-hander allowed the games only two runs, while notching five strikeouts in seven innings.

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Busenitz recalled, adds depth to bullpen

Minnesota recalled right-handed reliever Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before Sunday's game against Texas in order to add depth to a depleted bullpen. The move was in correspondence to Saturday's announcement that rookie starter Fernando Romero had been optioned to Rochester.

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Twins have blast giving back during Hope Week

Instead of spending their pregame time on a golf course or catching up on sleep on Wednesday, Twins reliever Trevor Hildenberger and a group of Minnesota pitchers took some time to lend a helping hand.

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The impact of Jorge Polanco’s return

As we enter the last week of June, the Minnesota Twins are preparing to welcome a familiar face back into the clubhouse. Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is preparing for his return following his suspension. He has missed the first 80-games of this season and is eligible to return to the team on July 2nd. […] Minnesota Twins: The impact of Jorge Polanco’s return - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Twins Jake Odorizzi: Some positive numbers but bad results

The Minnesota Twins traded for Jake Odorizzi this offseason to solidify their starting rotation but some of his results have been baffling. The Minnesota Twins pulled off what still feels like a coup by acquiring Jake Odorizzi this past offseason from the Tampa Bay Rays. Odorizzi has been able to fill a role in the […] Minnesota Twins Jake Odorizzi: Some positive numbers but bad results - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Twins prospects gaining national attention led by Royce Lewis

The Minnesota Twins continue to have a strong farm system and it is getting some high praise from a couple national outlets. The Minnesota Twins are not far removed from a time when they were considered to have one of the top farm systems in all of major league baseball. Those were the days when […] Minnesota Twins prospects gaining national attention led by Royce Lewis - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Twins Notes: Lewis, Santana, Deadline Plans

J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register offers an interesting look at the dynamic between top Twins prospect Royce Lewis and special assistant to baseball operations Torii Hunter. It turns out that Hunter knew Lewis’s father for years, but had no idea his son was a baseball prodigy until after he was picked first overall by the Twins. In fact, neither Hunter nor the younger Lewis knew there was just one degree of separation between them in the form of the elder, William Lewis, who...

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James Fillmore

Fernando Romero sent to AAA, team admitting “we dunno what the hell to do”

It’s all in the title, folks.

After complete mound meltdowns by recent signee Matt Belisle and offseason acquistion Jake Odorizzi, the Minnesota Twins quite sensibly told rookie Fernando Romero to go eff himself, as this will solve all the team’s problems.

Said Romero, “I completely get this and understand. I deserve it; I’ve only been quite competent at an MLB level, I need to be demoted. I’m such a loser and a jerk.” (Note: Fernando Romero did not actually say this.)


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Twins' comeback in 9th falls short vs. Rangers

The Twins nearly came back from a five-run deficit in the ninth but Logan Morrison struck out with the bases loaded in Minnesota's 9-6 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

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Brandon Brooks

Rangers 9, Twins 6: Going ‘llard can’t stop Texas

The Rangers win the series with another high-scoring victory.

Jake Odorizzi has not had a good month. A six-run sixth for Texas prohibited Jake from completing even two innings, and raised his ERA all the way up to 4.97 on the year. It also lifted the Rangers to a 9-6 victory, winning them the series and putting Minnesota seven games under .500.

By the end of the night, the Twins might be as far as eight games back from the first-place Cleveland Indians. It’s been a disappointing end of...

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Rosario belts 17th homer, ignites Twins in 1st

Eddie Rosario isn't letting the nagging shoulder injury that kept him him out of Thursday's lineup hold him back this weekend. Rosario launched a two-run homer in the first inning of the Twins' Saturday matchup with the Rangers to give Minnesota an early lead. It was Rosario's 17th long ball of the season.

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Twins preparing Polanco for return to action

With Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco set to come off the restricted list in the coming days, Minnesota has set a date for him to make his first Minor League start. On Sunday, Polanco will start at designated hitter for the Class A Advanced Fort Myers Miracle, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. The club then intends for Polanco to face Ervin Santana in a live batting practice session and then play a game at shortstop on Tuesday.

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Recent success gives reason for hope

The Minnesota Twins have shown signs of life during June. The recent performance gives fans reason for hope for the rest of this season. The Minnesota Twins limped out of the gate during the early portion of this season. The team compiled a 22-30 through the month of May and failed to have a winning […] Minnesota Twins: Recent success gives reason for hope - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Twins prospects combine for huge game

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

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Twins bats silenced by Rangers in series opener

A bit of bad luck and one belt-high fastball haunted Fernando Romero on Friday as he and the Twins fell to the Rangers, 8-1, at Target Field. Romero, who got off to a sensational start with the Twins when he was called up from Triple-A Rochester in May, has come back to earth of late and delivered another shaky outing Friday.

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James Fillmore

Rangers 8, Twins 1: Major Minor fail

Because Mike Minor was the Texas starter tonight. It’s a pun.

Your chosen Baseball Team Of Fanitude, the East Dakota Twins, continued their recent pattern of winning against perennial Cy Young candidates and scuffling vs. marginal MLB starters.

Tonight, it was 5.35 ERA Texas hurler Mike Minor, who sent down 14 of the first 15 Twins hitters. (This involves some lineup turnover; it’s not playground ball where fifteen guys get to hit before anyone else gets an AB.)

Down 4-1 in the sixth,...

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Santana faces hitters after second setback

Twins right-hander Ervin Santana progressed to throwing a 35-pitch live bullpen session at the club's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., on Friday, and suspended shortstop Jorge Polanco stood in to face him and take some swings.

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Minnesota Twins: What to Expect at the Trade Deadline

With the trade deadline in Major League Baseball slowly approaching, many teams are starting to figure out whether they will be in playoff contention or if they will be on the outside looking in. One team in particular that is intriguing leading up to the deadline is the Minnesota Twins. The Twins had a successful offseason full of trades and free agent acquisitions that gave fans hope of a successful regular season, but up to this point they are not meeting expectations. However, despite...

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