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Twins 7, Reds 5: A pitcher’s best friend

Twins 7, Reds 5: A pitcher’s best friend

Maeda wasn’t sharp but his offense backed him up. | Sam Greene via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Twins used 3-run home runs by Mitch Garver and Jorge Polanco to beat the Reds. It was a pretty rough evening for Kenta Maeda, as he allowed 3 home runs today. The first two were solo shots by Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhardt who went back-to-back in the 3rd inning. Jesse Winker doubled home the third run of that inning to make it a 3-1 game. The Twins bounced back with a Mitch Garver 3-run homer in the 5th inning to give them a 4-3 lead. That was short lived,...
Twinkie Town 15 hours ago
Game 107: Twins at Reds

Game 107: Twins at Reds

Photo by David Berding/ One team that sometimes wears red vs a team that always wears red. First Pitch: 6:10 PM CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: WCCO, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf, Audacy Know thine enemy: Red Reporter Kenta Maeda went at least 5 innings in all of his July starts, posting a 2.15 ERA and a WHIP below 1. He’ll look to continue that hot streak into August starting with the Reds. His mound opponent will be RHP Tyler Mahle (8-3, 3.71 ERA). Lineups posted when posted.
Twinkie Town Jul 30, 2021
Trade Deadline Summary

Trade Deadline Summary

Photo by David Berding/ Well, that was a whirlwind! In case you missed anything, here are the major moves: Twins moves: DH Nelson Cruz to Tampa for RHP Joe Ryan and RHP Drew Strotman RHP Jose Berrios to Toronto for SS/OF Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson LHP JA Happ and Cash Considerations to St. Louis for RHP John Gant and LHP Evan Sisk RHP Hansel Robles to Boston for RHP Alex Scherff Notable Twins that were not traded include Byron Buxton, Josh Donaldson, Kenta Maeda, Andrelton Simmons, Taylor Rogers, and Alex Colome. Former Twins on the move: RHP Kyle...
Twinkie Town Jul 28, 2021
Tigers 6, Twins 5: Grand slams all around

Tigers 6, Twins 5: Grand slams all around

Photo by David Berding/ Both teams’ catchers hit grand slams today, so that’s pretty cool. Mitch Garver got the game off to a great start with a grand slam in the 1st inning, giving Kenta Maeda a 4-0 lead. Former Twins prospect Akil Baddoo got the Tigers on the board with a solo homer in the 3rd inning. Willians Astudillo answered with a solo blast of his own in the 4th, making it a 5-1 game. Maeda looked very sharp tonight, at one point retiring 10 batters in a row. He ran into some trouble in the 7th, so Tyler Duffey was brought in and got a double play to get...
Twinkie Town Jul 27, 2021
Game 102: Tigers at Twins

Game 102: Tigers at Twins

Photo by David Berding/ Come watch a baseball game. First Pitch: 7:10 PM CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: TIBN, 102.9 FM The Wolf, WCCO 830 Know thine enemy: Bless You Boys Kenta Maeda just scored the winning run last night and now he’s pitching in this game. He’s clearly the best two-way player in baseball. Lineups posted when available.
Twinkie Town Jul 27, 2021
Twins 6, Tigers 5: Kenta Maeda scored the winning run!

Twins 6, Tigers 5: Kenta Maeda scored the winning run!

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Kenta Maeda says “eff your Manfredball.” I like Kenta’s approach. Of course, in order to get to Manfredball, first we need to recap the baseball game that was. Michael Pineda made what honestly better be his last 2021 Twins start. Despite his very-goodness over the last few seasons for Minnesota, his expiring contract means its time for a trade. Pineda put on a good show for the scouts, keeping the Tigers off the board through the first five innings. He gave up two runs in the sixth, leaving after that inning, having...
Twinkie Town Jul 22, 2021
Angels 3, Twins 2: What is even happening?!

Angels 3, Twins 2: What is even happening?!

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Twins lose a weird game in a post-Nelson world. About an hour before the game, the news of the Nelson Cruz trade broke and he was scratched from the lineup. That would not be the last awkward thing to happen to the Twins. Kenta Maeda started against the Los Angeles Shohei Ohtanis of Annaheim California, and faced only 3 batters in the first two innings, including a strikeout of Pitcher/Slugger/Mascot Shohei Ohtani. The Twins, however, managed to lead off the 2nd with a single off the bat of Trevor Larnach. After Nelson Cruz replacement...
Twinkie Town Jul 17, 2021
Game 91: Twins at Tigers

Game 91: Twins at Tigers

Damned emojis...blitzing all over the place! | Photo by Dave Reginek/ Duck! It’s another game! First Pitch: 5:10 pm CDT TV: Bally Sports North Radio: WCCO 830 / The Wolf 102.9 FM / TIBN / Audacy How much baseball can you HAAAAAAAAAAAANDLE??? Twins fans everywhere are about to take the test. Mere hours after the conclusion of their last game, the same squads are running back out there because you just. Can’t. Get. Enough. You ravenous, dirty maniacs, you. Kenta Maeda is about to take on Tiger lefty Tyler Alexander in brutal, hand-to-hand combat. And you’re not...
Bless You Boys Jul 9, 2021
Twins 4, Tigers 2: Kenta Maeda outduels Matt Manning

Twins 4, Tigers 2: Kenta Maeda outduels Matt Manning

Photo by David Berding/ Matt Manning looked substantially improved, but one bad inning from the bullpen sank the Tigers in this one. Matt Manning took a really nice step in this one, but the offense struggled to come up with key hits and a bad sixth inning sank their chances as the Twins won 4-2. The loss leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but this game was a win in regard to things that matter long-term, namely starting pitcher Matt Manning. After working on a slider for almost two years with the Tigers player development and previous coaching staff, just a few weeks...
Twinkie Town Jul 9, 2021
Twins 4, Tigers 2: Carry on, Twins fans

Twins 4, Tigers 2: Carry on, Twins fans

Maeda’s joy became muted once he found out that has trusty hamster, Alsamechicon, was not, in fact, watching this game, depite repeated entreaties to do so. | Photo by David Berding/ A winsa! For the Twinsa! (More importantly, nobody got their spine or nut fleshbag broken.) The Twins prove, once again, that they’re an above-.500 team when playing the likes of Texas and Detroit. Kenta Maeda continues to seem less hurt, which is good if he isn’t traded. Not that we want him to get injured if he is traded. Inning-by-inning notes: 1: Former Twins system guy (and most...

Kenta Maeda's second straight strong start helps Twins beat Tigers 4-2

Kenta Maedas wardrobe on Friday functions fine, with with five more scoreless innings at Target Field

Maeda, Polanco lead Twins past Royals 6-2 to stop skid

Kenta Maeda struck out a season-best 10 in six scoreless innings, Jorge Polanco homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Sunday to halt a five-game losing streak.

Kenta Maeda has best outing in weeks as Twins throttle Royals 6-2

The righthander, a Cy Young runner-up a year ago, struck out 10 over six innings and retired the final 13 hitters he faced.
Twinkie Town Jul 4, 2021
Twins 6, Kansas City 2: Thumping Royals on Independence day, as God and George Washington intended

Twins 6, Kansas City 2: Thumping Royals on Independence day, as God and George Washington intended

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Kansas City fixed Maeda! On July 4th, 1776, a bunch of American Colonists flipped a rhetorical bird at the entire Hanover dynasty, said “see ya later” and went on their merry way. Or that’s the short version at least. On July 4th, 2021, the Minnesota Twins also flipped a metaphorical bird at a bunch of Royals—these being the Kansas City variety. Kenta Maeda was the real story of the day. “King Kenta” is the only King we shall celebrate, because ‘MURICA. He threw six scoreless innings, which were marred by only two hits. Even more...

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