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Twins for sure gain a game on the Sox. July 25th game.

Johan Santana went 7 innings with 7 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 0 walks and 6 strikeouts while Jose Contreras also went 7 innings and gave up 7 hits, but gave up 4 earned runs and walked 2 while striking out 5. Both pitchers gave up 2 homeruns. Read the rest of this entry »


Hello boys, I’m baaack. Twins win Tribe series, take opener from ChiSox.

Thanks to Independence Day for the quote.

While I was gone, the Twins went 8-1, sweeping the Indians, and the Devil Rays, and then winning the series Sunday night against the Indians again. Monday night saw the Twins gain a game on the White Sox, and this series could be a big momentum swinger, depending on how we do. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins drop July 13th series opener against Tribe

Nobody is perfect. Francisco Liriano proved that today, going just 5 innings (tying a season-low) and walking 3 as the Twins fell 4-6 against Cliff Lee and the Indians. Read the rest of this entry »

American League wins the All-Star game

Johan Santana pitched an inning, Joe Mauer played more than A.J. Pierzynski, and Michael Young took home the MVP award. Young‘s game winning 2-RBI triple got him a new Chevy truck.

Thanks to the all the readers of this blog, because when you type in “minnesota twins talk” into Google, my blog is the first website listed. My blog is also on the first page in the searches “twins talk”, “rondy white”, and “juan castro traded”. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins lose series to Rangers. July 9th game

Johan Santana had his second not-as-All-Star-worthy-as-Francisco-Liriano start in a row yesterday, Joe Mauer had his first 2-game string of not getting a hit since last September, and Mark Teixeira hit just his 9th home run of the year.

Two 2-run home runs in 2 straight innings will lose the game for you.

Justin Morneau continues his hitting streak, going 1-for-4 last night. His streak is up to 16 games.

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4, which he did twice in the Texas series, to drop his still MLB-leading average down to .378.

The All-Star break is now in effect, so I probably won’t write anything until the game is over, then you may see a recap.

Thanks to the Royals for that one

I was listening to KFAN radio earlier, and Chad Hartman was on with one of his cronies. They were discussing Santana and Liriano. They both agreed that Liriano is the better starter this season. I disagree to an extent, and wanted to touch on that. In Santana‘s 4 losses this season, the Twins have scored 0 runs, 1 run, 2 runs, and 3 runs. I’m not saying Liriano isn’t a good starter, but just wanted to point out that Santana‘s losses came early in the season when they weren’t on this 20-2 tear. Read the rest of this entry »

Santana matinee on Wednesday

First, a little off topic stuff-

The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that tax data on 2400 people and 48,000 businesses is missing, in the mail. Ummmm, helloooo? How do you lose that much information? USPS didn’t even know it was missing until nearly 1 month after it had been sent out. Read the rest of this entry »