Minnesota pitcher Trevor May could not avoid a line drive but it could have been worse.
The Twins lost their fourth straight opener, but on a sunny 61-degree day they still packed the place with an over-capacity crowd of 40,123. Minnesota Timberwolves icon Kevin Garnett threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his long-time friend Torii Hunter.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester.
Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start.
Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings.
Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth.
The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”
Minnesota starter Trevor May overcame being bombarded by tiny insects on the mound.
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Trevor May was better Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the Minnesota Twins. In his second career start — and third overall appearance — May pitched into the fifth inning before control problems resurfaced and the Twins lost 6-4 to the Kansas City Royals.
On a night Trevor May made a forgettable big league debut, the Minnesota Twins pulled off a major rotation change in a matter of hours.
The Minnesota Twins have remade their rotation after a rough time on the mound. They’ll have at least three new guys in the five-man group.
The Minnesota Twins announced late Thursday morning that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere.