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Adam Peterson

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Twins 6, Dodgers 4: Hughes, Bullpen Break the Losing Streak

Luke Hughes' two run home run and four scoreless innings from the Twins bullpen were keys to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday at Target Field.

Game 78: Los Angeles Dodgers (36-44) at Minnesota Twins (32-45)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: True Blue LA Let's chalk up last night's 15-0 drubbing to a Dodgers team taking out its frustration with the bankruptcy....

Twins 9, Giants 2: Over Before it Started

The Minnesota Twins tied an MLB record with eight straight hits to start off the game, on the way to an easy 9-2 victory in San Francisco. Carl Pavano turned in eight strong innings after getting...

Game 71: Minnesota Twins (31-39) at San Francisco Giants (39-33)

First Pitch: 9:15pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: McCovey Chronicles Seven and a half games. Let me repeat that. Seven and a half games. It may not seem like much, but back...

Game 66: Chicago White Sox (33-35) at Minnesota Twins (26-39)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: South Side Sox This is where the fun really begins...the White Sox are in town for a three game series. The Twins have only...

Can the Twins Dig Out of This Hole?

The Minnesota Twins have dug themselves a large hole, but with 9 wins in their last 11 games they have climbed to within 9 games of the AL Central division lead. What will it take to climb all the...

Indians 1, Twins 0: The Winning Streak Ends

The Minnesota Twins five game winning streak came to an end tonight, as Carlos Carrasco dominated over 8+ innings in a 1-0 Indians victory.

Game 60: Minnesota Twins (22-37) at Cleveland Indians (33-25)

First Pitch: 6:05pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe After last night's victory, the Twins now have a FIVE GAME WINNING STREAK, all against AL Central...

Tigers 8, Twins 7: Pitching and Defense Failure

The Minnesota Twins blew 3-0 and 7-6 leads last night in an 8-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers. A six-run fifth inning and poor defense were keys to the eighth one-run loss in May.

Game 53: Minnesota Twins (17-35) at Detroit Tigers (27-26)

First Pitch: 6:05pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys Two games short of the one-third mark for this God-awful $%@*! 2011 season, and the Twins have not only...

2012 Contract Issues from MLB Trade Rumors

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In the final item in the MLB Trade Rumors 2012 Contract Issues series, the Twins outlook is discussed. They estimate the Twins will be around $83M including long term contracts and arbitration eligible players. Where do you think the front office will take this team next season?

Angels 6, Twins 5: Seriously?

The Minnesota Twins bullpen blew a five run lead last night in a 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Scott Baker was sharp, pitching seven scoreless innings, but the pen let him down again.

Game 49: Los Angeles Angels (26-26) at Minnesota Twins (16-32)

First Pitch: 7:10 CTTV: FSNRadio: TIBN/TRNKnow Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven Perhaps Torii Hunter and the Angels are what the Twins need to break out of their season long funk tonight at Target...

Ultimate Base Running Comes to Fangraphs

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More great stuff from Fangraphs and Michael Lichtman (creator of UZR). The method sounds pretty similar to what I've done regarding base running, except UBR does not include stolen bases and caught stealing. It will be interesting to see how our numbers compare.

Why is This the Worst Pitching Staff in Major League Baseball?

Why do the Minnesota Twins have the worst pitching staff in all of Major League Baseball? It's not just a matter of throwing strikes...

Twins 2, Mariners 1: Liriano and Cuddyer Break the Losing Streak

The Minnesota Twins ended their losing streak tonight behind seven strong innings from Francisco Liriano, and a clutch two run single from Michael Cuddyer.

Game 40: Twins (12-27) at Mariners (17-23)

First Pitch: 9:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: Lookout Landing Not much in the way of preview tonight, folks. Let's win one for Harmon, I suspect divine intervention...

Tigers 10, Twins 2: Another Ugly One, All Around

It was another ugly one last night, as the Detroit Tigers blew out the Minnesota Twins 10-2 on a rain and hail filled night. Twins pitchers walked nine in the loss, and Francisco Liriano was pulled...

Game 34: Tigers (18-18) at Twins (12-21)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys Weather: 78 deg (WOW!), partly cloudy, 14 mph wind from ESE (in from RF, I think?) After last night's...

The Fallacy of "Pitching to Contact"

The Twins hope that "pitching to contact" will result in fewer visits from Gardy to pull Liriano from the game. I show that "pitching to contact" can actually increase pitch counts, as strikeouts...

Twins 1, White Sox 0: Liriano's No Hitter out-Edwin Jacksoned Edwin Jackson

In the first complete game of his career, Francisco Liriano no hit the White Sox tonight in Chicago. Jason Kubel's solo home run in the fourth was the only score of the night.

Game 28: Twins (9-18) at White Sox (11-19)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: South Side Sox Weather: 42 deg, mostly cloudy, 10 mph wind from NNW (out to RF) The. Worst. Record. In. The. Majors....

Game 23: Rays (11-11) at Twins (9-12)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: DRaysBay The Tampa Bay Rays come to town tonight to begin a three game set at Target Field. Last weekend in Tampa, the Rays...

Orioles 11, Twins 0: An Ugly One in Baltimore

It was an ugly one tonight in Baltimore, as the Orioles scored 11 runs, all with two outs to beat the Twins 11-0.

Game 17: Twins (6-10) at Orioles (6-9)

First Pitch: 6:05 pm CDTTV: FSN Radio: Twins Radio Network. Know Thine Enemy: Camden Chat Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winning streak. Let's make it three in a row tonight, and let's extend...

A Quick Look at the Twins Offense, by "Component"

The Minnesota Twins have scored the fewest runs in Major League Baseball. But it's not only lack of home runs and walks, all aspects of the offense have slumped. Where to go from here?

Twins 4, Royals 3: Valencia Wins it in 10th

Danny Valencia's single in the 10th inning wins it for the Twins, 4-3 over the Royals. Michael Cuddyer goes 4-4 with a walk, and four perfect innings from the bullpen were key.

Game 10: Kansas City Royals (6-3) at Minnesota Twins (3-6)

First Pitch: 7:10 pm CDTTV: FSNRadio: Twins Radio Network Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review Entering the third week of the season, the AL Central standings are pretty much the opposite of most...

Improving "Total Run Accounting": Zero Based Expected Runs

Can "Total Run Accounting" analysis be improved by updating "expected runs" to start and end innings with zero expected runs scored?

Twins 5, Yankees 4: Shutting the Door

The Minnesota Twins came back from a 4-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 last night at Yankee Stadium. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect tenth inning for his second save this season.

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