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Author: Ryan Henning

In need of a breakthrough

By: Ryan Henning | June 17, 2018 If you are like me, watching the Twins and thinking that they seem to scuffle with runners in scoring position, you would be right! The team offense has swooned over the last 30 days, and a large portion of their failure has come down to their inability to do anything when they threaten. Here is a chart, looking at individual batting average with runners in scoring position for the last 30 days. Everyone. Is. Terrible. Well, except for the Eds and Ehire Adrianza, for some reason. The good news is, this is...

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The Daily Target, 6/17/18

By: Ryan Henning | June 17, 2018 Last Night: Twins 9, Cleveland 3 – The Twins are a bit more ruthless now, as they resorted to line drives off the starting pitchers in order to get them out of games early. Joe Mauer smoked Carlos Carrasco, knocking him out of the game and allowing the Twins to get to the soft underbelly that is the Cleveland bullpen. Eddie Rosario homered, as usual, and Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler and Logan Morrison all had multiple runs batted in. KARE – Rosario hits 16th home run, Twins beat Indians 9-3 – KARE had...

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The Daily Target 6/16/18

By: Ryan Henning | June 16, 2018 Last Night: Twins 6, Cleveland 3 – The Twins, after a struggle in Detroit, stress about the offense and some surprising shakeups to the roster, seemed to be in a bit of tailspin. Nope! They went to Cleveland and started knocking dingers off of Cory Kluber. Eddie Rosario and Brian Dozier swatted some longballs, with Dozier hitting his with a runner on base. Kyle Gibson managed to get some run support and finally got win number two on the season. Pioneer Press: Twins club Corey Kluber in 6-3 win over first-place Indians –...

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Twins development is still on track

By: Ryan Henning | June 16, 2018 Undoubtedly, the decision to send Miguel Sano down to Fort Myers sent some shockwaves through the Twins roster and their fan base. The regular pessimists in the group will point to Sano’s failure to grow in the past season as another sign of managerial incompetence, both for the team and the organization. They will point to Sano, and they will point to Byron Buxton, holding them as examples of an inept orgnization. They will, as a result, look past the things the Twins have done well. The shiniest star in this resurgence...

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The Daily Target 6/15/18

By: Ryan Henning | June 15, 2018 Last Night: Detroit 3, Twins 1 – Lance Lynn blames himself for letting the Tigers off the hook, scoring three runs in his final inning of work, thanks in large part to JaCoby Jones hitting a 2 run homer. Truly though, this is on an offense that can’t figure out how to score runs. WCCO: Twins Reinstate Joe Mauer From Disabled List – Joe is back! The Twins are probably excited to have him back in town. That’s called analysis. Roster Rundown: The Twins made a few moves lately. First, they signed a...

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The Daily Target 6/14/18

By: Ryan Henning | June 14, 2018 Last Night: Detroit 5, Twins 2 – The Twins scored two runs before they made an out, and then didn’t really hit for the rest of the game. They maintained a 2-1 lead until the 8th inning, when Addison Reed’s bad luck, and Robbie Grossman’s bad throw combined to allow four runs in the 8th. D’oh! Pioneer Press: Twins to fete hall of famers Morris, Thome in August ceremonies at Target Field – This August is going to be a big month for players that didn’t spend much time with the Twins but...

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The Daily Target 6/13/18

By: Ryan Henning | June 13, 2018 Last Night: Twins 6, Detroit 4 – If you had Ehire Adrianza getting any more than 0 grand slams this season, then congrats! He did just that in game one of their series in Detroit. Adrianza has been swinging a hot bat, and somehow has a higher OPS than Brian Dozier. KSTP: St Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis Earns 1000th Career Victory – I remember back in the 90s when I collected baseball cards seeming to find a Tsamis in every pack I opened. I was always so disappointed. Well, now he has...

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