Eddie Rosario was one of the Twins’ core group of young position players expected to lead the team well into the 2020s. The Twins released him last winter and he is with his third team in two years. His career on-base-plus-slugging-percentage is .781. Miguel Sano is a targeted symbol of the Twins’ injury problems, postseason failures and current decline. He goes through embarrassing stretches …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 10:34 pm
Sep. 16—With their New York-bound plane sitting on the tarmac at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport with mechanical difficulties on Sunday, Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers decided to use the opportunity to learn something. “I was just talking to one of the flight guys who works out there, just talking about different airplanes and asking questions,” Jeffers said. “It’s just who I am.” …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 4:01 pm
In this Yankees vs Twins post game interview, outfielder Aaron Judge returned with a bang, launching a clutch three-run homer in the 8th inning to tie the game at five, after they had trailed 5-0. Gary Sanchez’s RBI single won it for the Bombers in the 10th. Judge talks about his approach against Alex Colome and trying not to over think the at bat. He said of the dizzy spells, ‘I feel better today. Not a hundred percent, but better today’. The Yanks had been 0-35 when trailing by four or more runs prior to Monday afternoon’s win.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 6:45 am
Miguel Sano trudged back to the dugout, head down, after striking out to end the 12-3 loss to Cleveland. Sano sort of embodied the 2021 Twins experience Wednesday: a glimmer of early promise, an out-of-character mistake, a fleeting chance at hope before, ultimately, inevitable disappointment. His double in the second inning was the Twins only hit for most of the game, the only barrier to a …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:17 am
Oscar Mercado, Bobby Bradley and Franmil Reyes each homered as the Cleveland Indians cruised to a 12-3 victory over the host Minnesota Twins in the rubber game of their three-game series on Wednesday night. Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Myles Straw and Reyes each had three hits, and Bradley added two hits and three RBIs for Cleveland (71-73) which finished with 14 hits.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:26 am
Miguel Sanó belts a three-run home run on a line drive to left-center field and Twins get on the board in the 7th
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:50 am
Minnesota is slugging . as a unit. Jorge Polanco leads the club with a .
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:16 pm
Sep. 15—MINNEAPOLIS — Triston McKenzie was sent to Triple-A four times this season, as the lanky 24-year-old worked through some early struggles. Now Cleveland has another budding star pitcher, turning in one stellar start after another. McKenzie cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to beat Minnesota 3-1 on Tuesday, when a comebacker off the wrist of Twins rookie Joe …
Posted: September 15, 2021, 4:19 pm
Sep. 15—When Joe Ryan took a batted ball straight to his right wrist and walked off the field immediately on Tuesday afternoon, it was easy to assume the worst by his reaction. A broken wrist, maybe. Or a season-ending injury. The Twins were able to breathe a little easier when Ryan’s X-rays came back negative. After the game, Ryan said he felt good, though when he might pitch again obviously …
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:03 am
For the first time since 2016, the Yankees are currently on the outside looking in at the postseason race in mid-September.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 1:02 pm
Sep. 14—If they weren’t already frustrated by having to return to New York for a makeup game during the middle of a homestand or by the mechanical issues on their charter plane that led to them not getting to their hotel until 1:30 a.m. or by the misfortune of losing their starting pitcher in the first inning to an injury the day before a doubleheader, Monday’s eighth inning sure did the …
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:06 am
NEW YORK — They’ve somehow lost 21 times in their past 23 games in Yankee Stadium, a miserable seven-year stretch which you might expect to make a team resigned or blasé about each additional one. You’d be mistaken. The Twins were angry, indignant and other more colorful emotions over Monday’s 6-5, 10-inning defeat to the Yankees, and especially Aaron Judge’s dramatic game-tying home run off …
Posted: September 14, 2021, 1:48 am
Minnesota Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving after straining his lower abdomen. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins’ 6-5, 10-inning loss that Gant will go on the injured list. Gant, a 29-year-old right-hander, retired DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner on groundouts starting the bottom of the first and walked Aaron Judge on four pitches.
Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:48 pm