New State Rules Create Sea Change In High School PitchingA new, complicated formula has recently been adopted by the Minnesota State High School League. It is called a pitch count.
Second-Place Twins Beat AL Central-Leading Royals, 2-0 Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night.
Twins' Dozier Learns Spanish To Get To Know TeammatesThis season, half of the team’s 40 man roster was born outside the US. Seventeen are native Spanish speakers, mostly from Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Knowing many of his teammates couldn’t speak his language, Dozier took it upon himself to learn theirs.
Twins' Eddie Guardado Returns To Minnesota To Jump Start BullpenEddie Guardado sat down with WCCO's Mike Max in the Twins' dugout to talk about his approach to coaching, pitching, and he reminisces about the pressure and excitement of his days as a relief pitcher in Minnesota.
Pitcher Kyle Gibson Turning A Corner With TwinsThe Minnesota Twins have been waiting patiently for RHP Kyle Gibson to turn a corner. With 17 straight scoreless innings, some are saying he might be there.
Settled With Twins, Perkins Has 'Zero Desire' To LeaveThe contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.
Twins Hire Former Rays Pitching Coach Neil AllenThe Minnesota Twins have announced three more assistants for new manager Paul Molitor, adding pitching coach Neil Allen, bullpen coach Eddie Guardado and bench coach Joe Vavra. Allen was the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays for the last four seasons. He's the only hire for Molitor's staff so far from outside the organization.
Perkins, Suzuki Talk Inspiration Before All-Star Game Growing up in Minnesota, Glen Perkins knows just how special the All-Star Game is. "This was a pipe dream a long time ago," he said.
Mark Hamburger: Aiming For Big League ReturnSt. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger has, perhaps, the best name in baseball. In fact, he was in a YouTube video contest for it. “I lost to Rowdy Hardy, which I don’t really like because Rowdy’s his nickname” Hamburger said. “If I was using nicknames, my nickname is “Cheese.” So if I was “Cheese Hamburger” you know I would’ve won.”
Voting Begins For Twins Hall of FameFans can vote online for the 2012 Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame class.
Baseball This Week - 8/22/10