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Hughes Hopes To Cut Down On Homers In New Home

Phil Hughes kept giving up homers, and he kept hearing about it from the media in New York.

02/20/2014

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Twins Sign Saints Pitcher Hamburger

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.

09/03/2013

Steve Maher, St. Thomas' All-American pitcher and record-holder, is baffling D-I and D-II hitters in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks. (credit: University of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

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).

07/20/2013

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Twins Blog: The Kyle Gibson Show – Video

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.

06/30/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Is The Best Pitcher In Baseball? Clay Buchholz Vs. Clayton Kershaw

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?

06/17/2013

New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

Nationals Have A ‘Fun Day’ In DH Sweep Of Twins

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson called a pregame team meeting aimed at boosting morale. Then he noticed something disconcerting about his starting pitcher.

06/09/2013

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Minnehaha’s John Pryor Has But 1 ER All Season

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.

05/31/2013

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Minnesota State Pitcher Near Scoreless Inning Mark

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.

05/29/2013

Minnetonka senior Joe Martinson hopes to lead his Skippers to the state tournament, and after that he's aiming to crack the lineup for the U of M come fall 2013. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: ‘Tonka Star Joe Martinson Knows Exactly Who He Is

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.

05/28/2013

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

Twins Activate P Deduno To Face Tigers

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.

05/24/2013

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Twins Call Up Rookie Reliever Caleb Thielbar

The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar and optioned left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester.

05/20/2013

Burnsville senior captain Tyler Hanson aims to win the Blaze a second title in three years before he heads off to play for the Gophers next year. (credit: Becky Hanson)

Beyond Bounds: Tyler Hanson’s 89 MPH Arm Headed To The U

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.

05/11/2013

Edina senior Matt Hopfner (pitcher/outfielder) will be taking his talents to Northwestern University next year. (credit: Edina Baseball)

Beyond Bounds: Hopfner Leads Edina, Then Off To Northwestern

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.

05/04/2013

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Twins Blog: Kevin Correia

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.

04/28/2013

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Twins Option Hendriks, Diamond To Start Vs Mets

The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Scott Diamond.

04/13/2013

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