Thursday, July 8, 2010
Good morning, everyone! The TwinsCentric Viewing Party at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park was fun as always! It is always fun to get together with fellow bloggers and lots of Twins fans! Thank you to all who were there. Hopefully more can get to the next one!
∑ The Twins werenít able to pick up a win for us though, falling by a run to the Blue Jays. But O-Dawg had a home run and a triple. The Twins are now where they belong based on how they are playing, 3rd place.
∑ Rochester lost 7-2 to Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Anthony Swarzak fell to 1-6 with a 6.84 ERA after giving up 6 runs (4 earned) in 4.1 innings. Tim Lahey threw 1.2 scoreless. Rob Delaney went two shutout innings. Pat Neshek gave up a run on two hits and a walk in the 9th. The Red Wings had just six hits. Dustin Martin and DíAngelo Jimenez each had two hits.
∑ New Britain last 4-2 to Reading. Steve Singleton went 2-3. Jair Fernandez went 2-4 with a double. Joe Benson hit his 5th triple and stole his 7th base. David Bromberg took the loss. He went 7.1 innings and gave up four runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out five. Chris Province went 1.2 scoreless innings.
∑ Ft. Myers was losing 4-1 to St. Lucie last night when play was suspended by rain. Allan de San Miguel and Evan Bigley each had two hits at the time. Santos Arias had given up the four runs in his four innings.
∑ Beloit picked up a 5-1 win last night over Wisconsin. Kane Holbrooks has been dominant out of the bullpen this year and made his first start. He gave up no runs on two hits in five innings. He walked none and struck out five. Andrei Lobanov went the next two innings and gave up a run on three hits. Chris Armstrong threw a scoreless inning before Dakota Watts came in and struck out the side in the 9th. Andersen Hidalgo went 3-4 with his 22nd double and first triple. Danny Rams went 2-3 with three RBI, two of which came on a 2-run homer, his seventh of the year.
∑ Elizabethton scored four in the 8th to top Princeton 7-4. Andy Leer drilled his second home run, a three run blast, in the 8th for the big hit. He was 2-5 in the game. Oswaldo Arcia went 4-5.Lance Ray and Brian Burke were each 2-5. Adrian Salcedo gave up four runs (3 earned) on seven hits in six innings. Clint Dempster worked an inning, and Matt Hauser recorded a two inning save.
∑ The GCL Twins and GCL Orioles were rained out.
The newest TwinsCentric publication, the TwinsCentric Trade Deadline Primer 2010 will be available on Monday. Itís exciting. Itís a 175+ page electronic book with a ton of information for you to use not only through the July 31st deadline, but also for all of the deals that will be made in August. Rob Neyer, the excellent writer from ESPN.com, wrote a very nice Foreword. The Twins version of the book contains:
∑ Player Report Cards
∑ An Essay on the Twins Payroll
∑ 30 in-depth team summaries
∑ 100+ Impact Prospect Profiles
∑ Profiles on over 150 Tradable players
And much more. We enlisted the help of bloggers and other independent writers from around MLB to make this the most comprehensive guide to the trade deadline ever. Again, it will be available at TwinsCentric.com on Monday, so get your copy right away!
I am going to be boarding the Twins Train at 1:30 a.m. tonight/tomorrow morning, bound for Detroit. It should be a great trip. Hopefully the Twins can go there and win a couple of games while weíre there. So, if you see me on TV, be sure it makes the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. I do anticipate Tweeting quite frequently, so if youíre interested, be sure to follow me on Twitter.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
TwinsCentric Viewing Party Tonight
TwinsCentric will be hosting another viewing party tonight at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park. It will start about 5:00 and go throughout the Twins game. We have been told that 1500ESPN and Tim Laudner will not be there as was previously mentioned. I apologize for the confusion there. But if youíre able, stop out. Iíll be there about 5:00 and the other TwinsCentric guys will be there a little later. The Twins and Blue Jays start at 6:00 again, and weíll be there throughout.
Be sure to listen to last nightís Twins Minor League Weekly. 90 minutes of talk about the goings-on in the Twins farm system. For updates and highlights from all of last nightís games, listen in. If you havenít listened before, listen to this show and let me know what you think.
Also, if you would like to listen to my interview yesterday with Dan Hammer, you can listen to it here.
Is it just me, or was it pretty cool that Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel all homered in the same game last night, and Delmon Young continued to hit.