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Twins 4, Royals 2: We’ll take ‘em how we can get ‘em

Twins 4, Royals 2: We’ll take ‘em how we can get ‘em

Tim Beckham loves W’s. | Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports The Twins started off the homestand with a much-needed win Just stating the obvious here, but the Twins need to have a strong homestand. They got off on the right foot on Monday night, coming back from an early two-run deficit to hold off the Royals the rest of the way. Joe Ryan struck out the side in the first inning. Well, not really. (That’s a debate we can have another day ... what’s your definition of “striking out the side?”) But he did register three outs on strikeouts. The only problem is after...
Twinkie Town Aug 10, 2022
Game 110: Twins at Dodgers

Game 110: Twins at Dodgers

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports twinkietownafterdark.com First pitch: 9:10 PM TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN Know thine enemy: True Blue LA After our beautiful boy Joe Ryan got rocked last night, the Twins and Sonny Gray are out for revenge tonight. Looking to break a 9-game losing streak versus the boys in blue from Los Angeles and salvage 1 out of 4 in 2022, Minnesota will be going up against someone called Ryan Pepiot, who has started four games this year (and in his career) and gone no more than 5.0 innings in any of them. He does sport a 2.76 ERA and 19...

Twins fall into tie for first place after 10-3 beating by Dodgers

From spotty hitting to throwing errors to another bad start for starter Joe Ryan, the Twins didn't look like a first-place team. The Dodgers, meanwhile, belted eight doubles to win their eighth straight game.
Twinkie Town Aug 10, 2022
Dodgers 10, Twins 3: West coast blues

Dodgers 10, Twins 3: West coast blues

I am very tired. | Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Joe Ryan and crew struggled against the potent Dodgers lineup, while our lineup was held in check by Julio Urías. After allowing 10 earned runs two starts ago against San Diego, Joe Ryan had to face another west coast team, the Dodgers. This start was only about half as bad, though definitely still bad, as he allowed 6 runs (5 earned) over 5 innings of work. After the Twins tied the game in the top of the second with a Gio Urshela triple and a Gilberto Celestino single, the Dodgers responded with 3 runs in the...
Twinkie Town Aug 9, 2022
Game 109: Twins at Dodgers

Game 109: Twins at Dodgers

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports Joe Ryan and the Twins take on the first place Dodgers. First pitch: 9:10 PM TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN Know thine enemy: True Blue LA Today's Lineups TWINS DODGERS Byron Buxton - DH Mookie Betts - RF Carlos Correa - SS Trea Turner - SS Jorge Polanco - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B Jose Miranda - 1B Will Smith - C Gio Urshela - 3B Max Muncy - 3B Gilberto Celestino - CF Justin Turner - DH Max Kepler - RF Gavin Lux - 2B Sandy Leon - C Joey Gallo - LF Nick Gordon - LF Cody Bellinger - CF Joe Ryan - RHP Julio...
Bless You Boys Aug 3, 2022
Twins 4, Tigers 1: Joe Ryan is Nolan Ryan?

Twins 4, Tigers 1: Joe Ryan is Nolan Ryan?

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports They’re not related, but against the Tigers lineup he definitely looks the part. The rubber match of a mid-week three-game series between the Tigers and Twins in Minnesota saw the Twins début of Michael Fulmer, a whole bunch of strikeouts of Tiger hitters, and a 4-1 Twins win to clinch the three-game series. Tyler Alexander took the mound for Detroit, coming off a four-inning start in Toronto last Thursday, his first start since the end of April. Alexander’s year has been pretty steady-as-she-goes so far, and his season stats are...
Twinkie Town Aug 3, 2022
Game 104: Tigers at Twins

Game 104: Tigers at Twins

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Rubber Match First pitch: 12:10 PM TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com Know thine enemy: Bless You Boys The Twins are back at it again today, looking to take Game 3 and the series from the Tigers before Toronto comes to town. Joe Ryan is taking the bump for the home team, back at it after his worst outing of the season last week in San Diego. Lefty Tyler Alexander will be hurling for the Tigers, coming into the game with a 4.10 ERA across 5 starts and 10 relief appearances. I bet you thought the roster moves were done...
Puckett's Pond Jul 30, 2022

Minnesota Twins: Rocco Baldelli’s Mistake Burns Joe Ryan

In a tough game yesterday, the Minnesota Twins got hit and got hit hard. the Padres got the kid good. With his slider not sliding and breakers that didn’t break, the homerun hungry Padres feasted on Joe Ryan. When Rocco Baldelli remembered he was the Minnesota Twins manager and pulled Joe Ryan, it was too […] Minnesota Twins: Rocco Baldelli’s Mistake Burns Joe Ryan - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Twinkie Town Jul 30, 2022
Game 100: Twins at Padres

Game 100: Twins at Padres

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The matchup the nation has been waiting for. First Pitch: 6:15 pm CDT TV: FOX / ~ / Radio: TIBN In one of the more peculiar national broadcasts, FOX has elected to bring this game, between interleague opponents with no significant mutual history, to the American viewing public. Lucky us! The Twins and Padres are facing off again, after a 10-1 drubbing on Friday night, which saw Joe Ryan hung out to dry and left to surrender earned runs in the double digits. Ideally, Minnesota starter Sonny Gray will enjoy a different result this evening — or...
Twinkie Town Jul 30, 2022
Padres 10, Twins 1: giant batch of “don’t care”

Padres 10, Twins 1: giant batch of “don’t care”

And, yeah. | Photo by Denis Poroy/ And this is the recap. Ask me for more when I’m less tired. Still pretty young Twins starter Joe Ryan got absolutely walloped tonight, part of the learning process. Maybe the Twins will make trades before next week’s deadline. My guess, though, is that the Falvine will never bet on an iffy team. And, therefore, never get more than an iffy team. Here’s my attempt at inning-by-inning notes: 1: Did you ever want Kyle Garlick as your leadoff hitter? Do you enjoy guys with fun splits, and all kinds of opportunities for jokes about...

Joe Ryan dishes up five home runs as San Diego routs Twins 10-1

Joe Ryan, the most successful starting pitcher on the Twins' staff in 2022, inexplicably melted down Friday night at Petco Park in the opener of a weekend series with the Padres.
Twinkie Town Jul 24, 2022
Game 96: Twins @ Tigers

Game 96: Twins @ Tigers

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Twins aim for a mini sweep in Detroit on this Sunday afternoon. FIRST PITCH: 12:40PMCT TV: Bally Sports North RADIO: WCCO, TIBN KNOW THINE ENEMY: Bless You Boys Happy Sunday, Twins fans! Today, the Twins look to win a second straight game in Detroit against the Tigers. The Twins will hand the ball to Sonny Gray (4-3, 3.71ERA), and hope that he can follow up Joe Ryan’s strong start yesterday with another one today. Gray’s mound opponent will be Rony Garcia (3-2, 4.28ERA). Here’s hoping the Twins can make it two straight coming out...

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