With Nishi (finally) playing at Target Field, it's time to learn his hitting march. How cool would it be to hear 40,000 Twins fans at Target Field doing this?
Via 1500 ESPN, the Twins have outrighted lefty Dusty Hughes to make room on the 40 man for Tsuyoshi Nishioka's return to MN. From the article: Hughes posted a 9.95 ERA with 11 strikeouts and eight walks in 12 2/3 innings for the Twins this season. Yuck.
WHEN WILL THIS D.L. INSANITY STOP?!
SSS is unequivocally the best White Sox community you can find online, bar none. Here's their early take on the upcoming series against the Twins, and while the self deprication runs rampant with equal parts optimism (for all the right reasons), I'll draw you to the caption on their chosen photo.
MINNEAPOLIS (Bottom of the Fourth) - It has not been a good year for Minnesota's stadium engineers. First, the Metrodome's roof collapsed because of a large snow build-up, reportedly because engineers had "failed to account for the fact that sometimes there is snow in winter". Now, just a few months later, the Minnesota Twins' less-than-two-year-old stadium Target Field has also collapsed, much more devastatingly. Last night in a game against the Texas Rangers, fans were frightened when the stadium began to rumble in the bottom of the 7th inning. The oscillations grew in size for about 20 seconds before the foundations of the stadium began to crumble, and not long after the upper decks collapsed in on themselves, crushing countless hot dogs, beer cans and Twins hats in the process.
An interesting take on the underrated vs. least underrated from Mr. Cistulli over at Fangraphs.
His no-hitter against the Sox? Or his near perfect game / no-hitter yesterday? Christopher Gates has more over at SB Nation Minnesota, pointing out that Game Score rates both starts as a very good 83.
So there I was minding my business managing my fantasy baseball team, when all of a sudden this pops up. Hilarious. Good for you, Butera, but I think I'll pass. At least I can take solace in the fact that he's still at 0% ownership.
One of the best Minor League / prospect analysts reviews the Twins Draft. He gives a player-by player review of the top Ten Picks. "Overall, I think it is a solid class though not ground-breaking." He reviews the rest of the AL central too, check it out: http://www.minorleagueball.com
When you have a list of 1,530 random names you are bound to find some comic gold. This is another winner by the guys over at Baseball Nation. Nice to see that two of the Twins selections make the list: Trent Higginbotham #808, and David Hurlbut #868. My favorites are Kevin Quackenbush and Joel Effertz.