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Danny Santana SS, Brian Dozier 2B, Joe Mauer 1B, Kennys Vargas DH, Oswaldo Arcia RF, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Kurt Suzuki C, Chris Parmelee LF, Jordan Schafer CF, (Phil Hughes P)

21 Aug, 11:18 AM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a walk and stole his 20th base of the season in the Twins loss to the Indians on Wednesday. 

Dozier joined the 20/20 club for the first time in his career on Wednesday, after stealing his 20th base over 122 games. After smacking 18 home runs and swiping 16 bases in the first half it was thought that maybe Dozier would be able to join the 30/30 club, but a poor second half derailed that idea, while hitting .204 with two homers and four steals over his last 113 at-bats. We all know what kind of power Dozier possesses, but unless he turns things around down the stretch it is hard to have him in starting lineups while struggling this bad in the second half.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 01:44 AM

Ricky Nolasco fell to 5-9 after allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Indians on Wednesday. 

Nolasco has now allowed nine earned just over his last two starts since returning from the disabled list as he continues to have a miserable season with the Twins. He is now sitting on a 5.96 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through 20 starts while managing a 81:30 K:BB rate over 116.1 innings. If the Twins didn't spend so much money on Nolasco this past offseason it is likely he would be removed from the starting rotation, but while making $12 million it is hard pill to swallow at this time. He will look to salvage what is left of this miserable season when he takes on the Royals on Tuesday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 01:39 AM

Danny Santana CF, Brian Dozier 2B, Joe Mauer 1B, Kennys Vargas DH, Oswaldo Arcia RF, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Eduardo Escobar SS, Eric Fryer C, Jordan Schafer LF, (Ricky Nolasco P)

20 Aug, 04:38 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Oswaldo Arcia hit a three run home run for his 13th blast of the season for the Twins in a losing effort against the Indians on Tuesday night. 

Arcia has now homered in three straight games, as he continues to have himself a nice August, hitting .275 with six home runs and 16 RBI through his last 51 at-bats. His recent run is certainly a great sign of things to come from the Twins 23-year-old outfielder, but until he becomes more consistent at the dish it is difficult to make him an every day starter. For now, ride him until he hits another cold streak, which is bound to happen considering his past.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:47 AM

Kye Gibson gave up five runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no decision against the Indians on Tuesday night. 

Gibson has now allowed 14 earned runs over his last four starts as he continues to have himself an up and down season in 2014. He is sitting 11-9 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through 24 starts, while owning a unimpressive 78:40 K:BB rate over 139.1 innings. However, he has managed to keep the ball in the park on most occasions (only 9 HR allowed), so as long as he holds onto a solid ground ball rate (1.26 G/F Rate), there is still hope that he will be able to put it all together as some point in his future, even if it isn't this year. He will be on the hunt for win No. 12 when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:44 AM

Both Mike Pelfrey and GM Terry Ryan said Tuesday that Pelfrey won't pitch again this year. 

Pelfrey made just five starts for the Twins in 2014, going 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA and 1.99 WHIP while owning an 10:18 K:BB rate before going down with an elbow injury back in May. There is a good chance the Twins will give him another shot at making the starting rotation, but as far as fantasy value is concerned he is a far cry form being a consideration after this year's disaster.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:09 PMSource

Kohl Stewart had to leave Tuesday's start due to an injury.

There is no word as to what Stewart's injury is, but Twins farm director Brad Shell said that he was pulled as a precautionary measure because of decreased velocity. We should have more news on Wednesday.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 09:24 PM

Danny Santana CF, Brian Dozier 2B, Joe Mauer 1B, Kennys Vargas DH, Oswaldo Arcia RF, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Kurt Suzuki C, Eduardo Escobar SS, Jordan Schafer LF, (Kyle Gibson P)

19 Aug, 04:02 PM

Trevor May fell to 0-2 after allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings against the Royals on Monday.

May has now allowed nine earned runs in nine big-league innings. It looks like the Twins will continue to run him out there every five days, but there is no reason fantasy players should.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

19 Aug, 02:48 AM

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