When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be available around midseason after his recovery from elbow surgery. Now the 40-year-old is on track to be ready right away, thanks to the virus outbreak that shoved the schedule back by four months and shrunk it to 60 games. The Twins, who open on the road against the Chicago White Sox on July 24, are setting up a rotation with Hill in it.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:15 am
Today’s lineups: MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Nelson Cruz DH, Miguel Sano 1B, Eddie Rosario LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Mitch Garver C, Luis Arraez 2B, Byron Buxton CF, Jose Berrios P KCR: Khalil Lee RF, Whit Merrifield 2B, Jorge Soler DH, Hunter Dozier 3B, Ryan O’Hearn 1B, Nicky Lopez SS, Brett Phillips CF, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Glenn Sparkman P This game started as a high scoring shoot-out. Both teams had four-plus runs on the board within the first three innings.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:02 am
It’s almost like in my wheelhouse a little bit. Even more exciting is the depth of experienced pitchers the Twins take into 2020, Johnson said, and es-pecially the physical condition those arms are in. They’re all ready.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:09 am
Cody Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. Over that same span for the Houston Astros last summer, Justin Verlander won nine games and struck out 103 batters on the way to his second AL Cy Young Award. The veteran right-hander had more wins and strikeouts through the first 60 games for the American League champions than he did just over one-third of the way into the 2011 season for the Detroit Tigers, when he finished 24-5 and was also the AL MVP.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:29 pm
Salvador Perez and Miguel Sanó tested positive for coronavirus.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 7:15 pm
Minnesota Twins pitcher Rich Hill joins Mut at Night to discuss his thoughts on the 60-game season and why the World Series should still be seen as valid.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 3:09 pm
The Minnesota Twins’ President of Baseball Operations talks to Mike Max about the complexities of spring training, Miguel Sano, and the players who’ve been effected by COVID-19 – without naming names (1:46). WCCO 4 News At 10 – June 25, 2020
Posted: June 26, 2020, 12:21 am