Backed by Minnesota’s most proficient offensive performance of the season, Tyler Duffey certainly didn’t need his best stuff to beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training.
The Minnesota Twins announced Monday they’ve agreed to terms with pitcher Phil Hughes on a new five-year contract extension. The moves means Hughes, the Twins top pitcher in 2014, will be under contract with Minnesota through the 2019 season.
The Minnesota Twins have placed struggling right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Twins announced the move on Tuesday, one day after Nolasco left the team in Seattle to return to Minnesota for an examination.
The Minnesota Twins have called up right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester, just one day after sending him down. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas, when the Twins also placed shortstop/center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.
A Mahtomedi pitcher could well be on his way to pitching professionally as he has the tools, strong, hard throws, and is hoping to lead his Mahtomedi team into the state tournament. Michael Baumann, the Mahtomedi baseball star, loves to pitch. He has had that passion since he started playing the game.
It’s like playoff hockey and goalies, in high school softball a great pitcher can carry you a long way. New Prague has one such phenomenon, Nichole Reed. Reed is almost unhittable.
Mounds View’s Sam Hentges is considered one of the best high school baseball players in the state. He carries a 6-foot-7-inch frame, can pitch, hit and uses his size to make an impact.
The St. Thomas softball team is once again one of the best in the nation, ranked number 19 in the latest Division III poll. Leading the way is a pitcher that’s been nearly impossible to score on lately. The numbers will turn your head, and your bat too.
Phil Hughes kept giving up homers, and he kept hearing about it from the media in New York.
The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Hamburger again. The St. Paul Saints announced Tuesday the 26-year-old Hamburger has joined the Twins. He posted a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts this season for the independent league team.
I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).
Unless you were deep in the forest or floating in the middle of a lake you probably heard that Kyle Gibson won his major league debut on Saturday.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson called a pregame team meeting aimed at boosting morale. Then he noticed something disconcerting about his starting pitcher.
Minnehaha Academy’s John Pryor is a pitcher’s pitcher. He attacks the strike zone, he’s careful with the meat of the order, and he goes after the bottom of it.
The last time Jason Hoppe let the other team score, more than seven weeks ago, Minnesota was still seeing regular snow. Just a few more outs without a run, and the junior right-hander will set a lofty record.
Joe Martinson knows exactly who he is. The Minnetonka senior pitcher doesn’t step into the batter’s box, or take to the field – his focus revolves solely around the mound.
In need of a good starting pitching performance, the Minnesota Twins have made a call to AAA Rochester as they face the Tigers Friday night. The Twins announced Friday afternoon they’ve called up pitcher Sam Deduno for their game against the Tigers.
The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar and optioned left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester.
When Burnsville’s Tyler Hanson lined up at wide receiver this fall for the Blaze – playing pigskin for the first time, ever – one of the state’s standout baseball players had a revelation.
Before I could get the remainder of the word “year” out of my mouth as part of the question “What are you goals this year?” senior Matt Hopfner cut me off.
Those are the ERA’s and xFIP’s (Expected Fielder Independent Pitching, which attempts to isolate pitcher performance from defensive variance) for Twins starter Kevin Correia over the previous four years of his career. Two of those seasons having been spent with the Pirates — two with the Padres.
The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Scott Diamond.
The Minnesota Twins have put left-hander Scott Diamond on the 15-day disabled list as he continues his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow.