Back in Africa: Day by day of Minnesotan’s adventure bringing baseball to Benin, West Africa

Day Ten: Final Day  Sunday May 20:  Click Here Day Nine: Saturday May 19: Click here Day Eight: Friday May 18: Click here Day Seven: Thursday May 17: Click here Day Six: Wednesday May 16: Click here Day Five: Tuesday May 15: click here Day Four: Monday May 14 click here Day Three: Sunday May 13 click here Two years ago Gary Tonsager and I made an 8 day trip to Benin West Africa to continue our work bringing baseball to that small impoverished nation. Our work included running practices, camps, meeting with public officials and helping set up a … Continue reading Back in Africa: Day by day of Minnesotan’s adventure bringing baseball to Benin, West Africa

MN United loses to LAFC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (May 10, 2018) — With its second match this week and another to come on Saturday — plus a forearm-length list of injuries — Minnesota United found itself pressed to try something a little different when the team arrived at Banc of California Stadium to face expansion side LAFC. Instead of their customary 4-2-3-1 formation, the Loons rolled out in a 4-3-3. This brought three new midfielders into the mix (Collin Martin, Harrison Heath and Maximiano) as well as changing the role of danger man Darwin Quintero a bit. The change in personnel and tactics, though, could not … Continue reading MN United loses to LAFC

Twins recall Romero from Rochester; send out Curtis

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they will recalled right-handed pitcher Fernando Romero from Triple-A Rochester, who will make the start tomorrow afternoon against Toronto.  The 23-year old appeared in four games (3 starts) for Triple-A Rochester, going 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA (21.0 IP, 6 ER), 10 walks and 20 strikeouts. In parts of six seasons in the Twins minor league system, Romero has gone 23-17 with a 2.83 ERA (324.1 IP, 102 ER), 102 walks and 314 strikeouts.  Entering this season, Romero was ranked sixth best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America, … Continue reading Twins recall Romero from Rochester; send out Curtis

Twins woes continue; lose 8-2 to Reds and option Duffey to AAA

THE TWINS the Twins lost the third of the three-game series against the Reds today 8-2…they are now 6-5 at Target Field this year. The Twins have now lost three straight series’. Minnesota’s interleague record is now 2-3 this season and 205-182 all time, with a 114-79 record at home…Twins lost their first Interleague series since getting swept in Los Angeles in three games July 24-26, 2017, having gone 4-0-2 since… JOSÉ BERRÍOS allowed four runs on five hits in his sixth start of the season…lasted only 3.0 innings, his shortest start since September 11, 2016 vs. Cleveland, when he went … Continue reading Twins woes continue; lose 8-2 to Reds and option Duffey to AAA

Recap and Photo Gallery: MN United dumps Houston 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 28, 2018) — Goals from Darwin Quintero and Ibson lead Minnesota United (3-5-0, 9 points) to a 2-1 win over the visiting Houston Dynamo (2-3-2, 8 points), taking three points in its first match of a six-match stretch in which MNUFC plays five matches at home. “Hopefully it gives us something to build on,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “Sometimes you get your rewards at different times. I honestly thought we got a little bit of a reward for some of our play in the last few weeks. It showed great character, teamwork and belief from the guys … Continue reading Recap and Photo Gallery: MN United dumps Houston 2-1