1. Twins Notes: Santana Beats Rangers

    We're finally starting to see the Cy Young Santana. He only gave up one run on four hits in 7 innings. The run was a solo home run by Sammy Sosa and despite the fact #598 came against the Twins it was a pleasure to witness...

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  2. Twins Notes: Silva Struggles against Rangers

    How much longer does Carlos Silva have? How much longer will the twins stick with mediocre pitchers while talented ones stay in AAA? How long before every Twins player on the roster ...

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  3. Twins Notes: Slump Continues in Loss to Indians

    Carlos Silva went 6 innings and gave up 5 runs to earn himself another loss. Silva had been one of the most consistent starters for the Twins and in a lot of ways he still is but he just didn't ...

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  4. Twins Notes: Indians Slaughter Twins

    Twins fans must be wondering if Ramon Ortiz, who had been incredible pitching the first month of the season, has turned back into a pumpkin as he lost his third straight start by giving up 6 runs in the first inning against the Indians today...

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  5. The Price of Greatness: Defending Roger Clemens

    When Mickey Mantle was playing baseball, he was worried about his financial future—so worried in fact, that he invested in a bowling alley with the hope that he'd be able to support himself when his playing days were over...

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  6. Twins Notes: Tigers Beat Johan Santana

    Johan Santana received a loss for his efforts against the Detriot Tigers today as the Twins failed to score runs until late in the ballgame while the bullpen failed to keep the game close...

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  7. Twins Notes: Torii Hunter Extends Hit Streak in Loss

    Torii Hunter was credited with an infield hit to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. The call might be controversial since Hunter would have been out with a good throw, but the scorer was right in giving Hunter the hit...

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  8. Twins Notes: Justin Morneau Home Run Tops Sox

    Boof Bonser had an up and down start for the Twins. He went 7 innings and gave up 4 runs to a very strong Chicago White Sox lineup. He hurt his own cause by making an error which probably cost him a chance at a win...

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  9. Faith in Numbers: How Sabermetrics Can Make You a Better Fan

    Some people tell me that I take sabermetrics, the study of statistics in baseball, a little too far. I disagree. Learning sabermetrics has given me a richer picture of the game, a more nuanced understanding of our national pastime...

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  10. Twins Notes: Offense Fails Twins in Loss to Devil Rays

    Ramon Ortiz struggled for the first time this year after giving up 5 runs to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays today...

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  11. Twins Notes: Piranhas strike Devil Rays

    The Twins bats awoke once again to crush the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9-1 Today. Sidnoy Ponson earned a win. The two important stories here are the fact that the damage done by the Twins bats was mostly done by someone other than the 3-6 hitters...

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  12. Pat Neshek: The Next Big Thing

    Pat Neshek has a secret. It's not that people don't know about the Minnesota Twins' reliever. On the contrary, he even has his own website, where he discusses how much he loves ...

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  13. Twins Notes: Timely Hitting Puts Twins over Tigers

    It became a battle of the bullpens in Comerico Park during today's game between the Tigers and the Twins. Ramon Ortiz pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 runs while Nate Robertson went 7 innings and gave up 3 ER...

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  14. Twins Notes: Redmond RBI Wins for Twins in 11th Inning

    Boof Bonser showed signs of improvement today as he went a scoreless 5 innings. He may have walked a lot of guys but it got the job done and helped his cause in staying in the Twins rotation...

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  15. Twins Notes: Sweeney Homer Helps Royals Top Twins

    The Twins have now lost 4 straight games at home. Odalis Perez, the Royals starting pitcher, has now won two games in a row against the Twins. Perez is not an impressive starting pitcher with a (now) 2-2 record and 7...

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  16. Twins Notes: Santana Loses Secound Straight

    Johan Santana lost his second straight home start today as the Twins fell to the Cleveland Indians 5-3. Santana went 7 innings and gave up 4 runs including a first inning round tripper to Travis Hafner...

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  17. Twins Notes: Indians Win 7-3

    The Twins have so far this year made a lot of mediocre pitchers look like Cy Young award winners. Today Jeremy Sowers was lights out the first 6 innings and he needed just 70 pitches to get there...

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  18. The Truth About Twins Fans: Minnesota Loves a Loser

    Sometimes, baseball provides an excellent reflection of the people who watch it. The average fan fixates on stars. Cubs fans lament their World Series drought, but they still honor their heroes...

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  19. Twins Notes: A Circus in Kansas City

    This game was all over the place as the Twins and the Royals traded the game lead numerous times. It was nice to see Mike Redmond, the Twins back up catcher and sometime DH this season, start hitting the ball hard...

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  20. Twins Notes: Santana Solid as Twins Sweep Mariners

    Johan Santana went 7 innings and gave up only 2 runs today as the Twins beat the Mariners. Santana still isn't showing his best stuff but this is by far his best April ever. The Twins had a lot of hits today...

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  21. Twins Notes: Silva the Surprise Strikes Down Mariners

    The Twins scored five runs in the first two innings and failed to score after that in their win tonight against Seattle. Star pitcher for the Mariners, Felix Hernandez left the game in the Top of the first inning with an elbow "issue...

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  22. Twins Notes: Piranhas Consume Mariners

    Today's game showed what happens when the Piranhas hit. With Punto out with a bad ankle Jason Tyner got to fill in the #2 spot in the batting order. Tyner delivered by knocking a ball off the fence...

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  23. Joe Mauer, Third Baseman?: The Columnist at the Coffee Shop

    Young Enthusiastic Blogger (YEB) was walking into a local coffee shop when he spied Portly Old Scribe (POS) working through a full plate of pastries...

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  24. Twins Notes: Kazmir tops Santana

    The Twins have only scored 16 runs in the last 8 games (2 run per game average) yet have been able to win 4 of the last 8 games...

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  25. Twins Notes: Tampa Bay Forgets How to Play Baseball

    Tampa Bay was on course to a come from behind win in the top of the 9th inning after Twins closer gave up a single to Zobrist and a double to Crawford...

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