Q&A with Twins Starter Kyle Gibson

With Phil Hughes on the Disabled List and Ervin Santana ineffective, it’s Kyle Gibson’s time to shine. The 3rd year hurler is 8-9 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 starts this season. Like his team in 2015, Gibson has been brilliant at times, a 1.36 ERA in six May starts, and poor in others, positing a 6.35 ERA so far in August. The 27-year-old former first round pick and I discussed his season, fantasy football and more during the last home stand. DZ: How would you assess your season so far individually? GIBSON: I think for me this year was … Continue reading Q&A with Twins Starter Kyle Gibson

Twins Reliever Kevin Jepsen Unfiltered

After stealing Sunday’s game in Baltimore, the Twins’ record stands at 63-61. Probably not what you had hoped when they ended May an improbable 30-19, but a lot better than you expected after four consecutive 90+ loss seasons and a 1-6 start to the 2015 campaign. If the Twins are able maintain a winning record and remain in the AL Wild Card race, their bullpen will need to continue the success they found this weekend in Baltimore. One reason for hope is Kevin Jepsen. Since his trade from Tampa on July 31, Jepsen has posted a 1.86 ERA and picked … Continue reading Twins Reliever Kevin Jepsen Unfiltered

Timberwolves sign Tayshaun Prince

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed veteran forward Tayshaun Prince. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We’re excited to add a veteran like Tayshaun,” said Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Flip Saunders. “Having coached Tayshaun for three seasons in Detroit, I know that his experience and defensive mindset will benefit our younger players. He also has shown that he can shoot from long distance, which will help our ability to stretch the floor.” Prince, a 6-9 forward, averaged 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 24.1 minutes per … Continue reading Timberwolves sign Tayshaun Prince

Q&A with Twins OF Aaron Hicks

You had given up on Aaron Hicks. Admit it. When he was recalled in May, you yawned, mocked or sighed. Maybe all three. It was a Christian Ponder-like situation. This guy again! The optimism expressed from the Twins organization fell flat. It just wasn’t happening. Not for Aaron Hicks. Hicks entered this season with a batting line of .201/.293/.313 in 538 plate appearances over two seasons. There was Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario to get excited about, Hicks was so 2013. Thankfully, Hicks has spent this summer proving us wrong. After a decent May and June, the 25-year-old … Continue reading Q&A with Twins OF Aaron Hicks

Q&A with Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe

Miguel Sano may be the third baseman of the future, but don’t count on Trevor Plouffe going anywhere.  The 29-year-old is reasonably priced, doesn’t become free agency eligible until 2018 and has already proven he can play first base and in the outfield. While Plouffe’s .240ish batting average and .300ish on-base-percentage make Sabermetricians cringe, his 18 homeruns, 27 doubles and team-leading 65 RBI are a big reason the Twins are still in contention for a Wild Card spot. Plouffe and I discussed his season, Sano, fatherhood and more prior to the Cleveland series last week. DZ: What is your take … Continue reading Q&A with Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe

2015 High School Football Radio Broadcast Schedule on AM 1570

Minnesota Score Radio 2015 High School Football Broadcast Schedule on AM 1570-KYCR: (all games at 7pm, except where noted). Games and times subject to change. Click on games to listen live or listen to archived broadcast. Saturday Aug 22   Minnetonka at Champlin Park  1pm Friday Aug 28 Edina at Eden Prairie Thursday Sept 3 Armstrong at Cooper Friday Sept 11 Wayzata at Minnetonka Friday Sept 18 Eden Prairie at Minnetonka Friday Sept 25 Armstrong at Spring Lake Park Friday Oct 2 Wayzata at Edina Friday Oct 9 Wayzata at Eden Prairie Playoffs: Oct 16 Playoffs-First Round (Edina vs Mounds View) … Continue reading 2015 High School Football Radio Broadcast Schedule on AM 1570

Kluber, Indians shut down Twins

2014 American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber allowed just one hit, a solo homerun by Joe Mauer, as the Cleveland Indians rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Twins Friday night at Target Field. THE TWINS dropped the series opener to the Indians and have lost two straight, falling to 4-9 in August…the Twins are now 18-20 in series openers, 24-25 against the AL Central and 16-43 when scoring three or less runs…Twins tied their season-low with one hit (also 6/9 vs. KC, 7/31 vs. SEA). TREVOR MAY allowed two runs on five hits in 3.0 innings…it was … Continue reading Kluber, Indians shut down Twins

Twins drop series finale to Rangers; fall back to .500

THE TWINS fell in the series finale 6-5 to the Rangers on Thursday afternoon at Target Field…they are now 57-57 on the season…the Twins are now 18-19 in series finales, 4-8 in August, 12-11 against the AL West and finished the season 3-3 against the Rangers. ERVIN SANTANA allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one in 6.0 innings…five of his eight starts have been at least 6.0 innings… he has allowed five or more runs in four starts and eight or more hits in four starts…he is 0-3 in his last four starts after … Continue reading Twins drop series finale to Rangers; fall back to .500

Twins put Phil Hughes on DL; recall Tyler Duffey

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they plan to place right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation (retro 8/10). To replace Hughes on the 25-man roster, the Twins plan to recall right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday. Duffey made his major league debut August 5 at Toronto and was optioned following the start. The Houston-native has posted a 7-8 record with a 2.54 ERA (138.0 IP, 39 ER), 30 walks and 122 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .228 batting average between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A … Continue reading Twins put Phil Hughes on DL; recall Tyler Duffey

Sano, Hicks, Twins romp over Texas for 2nd straight win

Miguel Sano went deep twice and Aaron Hicks was 4 for 5 with a home run as the Twins pounded Texas 11-1. It’s the second straight win for the Twins over Texas. The series wraps up Thursday afternoon at Target Field. TWINS NOTES: THE TWINS improved to 36-22 at home and 16-18-3 in series play this season with tonight’s win over the Rangers…it ensured their first series win against Texas since taking two of three August 30-September 1, 2013 at Globe Life Park…it marked the seventh time this season the Twins have scored 10-or-more runs in a game…eight of the … Continue reading Sano, Hicks, Twins romp over Texas for 2nd straight win