Twins exit Texas quietly

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 29, 2011 - 12:28 AM

Twins starter Scott Baker gave his team seven strong innings, but the bats were kept silent by Matt Harrison in the finale of a four-game series.

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fdrebinJul. 28, 1110:12 PM

Nishioka can't play in the majors.

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dfnilesJul. 28, 1110:12 PM

A split series vs the #1 AL West team is not a bad way to start this road trip!

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einkleinJul. 28, 1110:13 PM

Does anyone think the Mets would trade Jose Reyes for Nishioka, straight up??

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verumprototJul. 28, 1110:14 PM

Sell.

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furthurJul. 28, 1110:15 PM

How many pop fly outs does it take for Valencia to pull his head out? I guess Danny doesn't do situational hitting. Why is Nishi swinging at the first pitch with two outs and the bases loaded when a walk, wild pitch or passed ball scores a run? Is it because he's swinging such a hot bat? Very winnable game. Valencia earns goat honors with pop fly outs in every at bat and an error that erased all hope.

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BallFourJul. 28, 1110:17 PM

Watchin' ol double-pump Valencia continue his defensive woes at third base, in addition to the same old pull-happy approach offensively,and it occurs that he will never be as good a player as Mark Teahan. Hope the Twins can get a third base prospect in any trade.

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njc264isbackJul. 28, 1110:18 PM

3-1 vs. KC; 2-2 vs. Cle; 1-3 vs. Det; 2-2 vs. Tex...add it up folks, 8-8 since the break and STILL 6 games out. No matter if we win 3 straight in Oak, this roster should see some major changes come a week from tues at LAA.

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ellinalJul. 28, 1110:22 PM

I am already bracing myself for the following from Smith: "The Twins talked with a lot of other teams but we just weren't able to find a good fit for our needs, We still feel that with all our guys healthy and contributing we have as good a chance as anyone." Who wants to bet?

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turk16Jul. 28, 1110:22 PM

How did Nishi win a batting title anywhere? Looks like a child playing a mans game. Maybe a little stint in Rochester would get him to settle down at the plate. Although he seems a little better in the field these days.

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boss302Jul. 28, 1110:23 PM

Ok it's official, I've had it with Nishioka. I tried to give him the benefit of a doubt, but with the bases loaded he kills the rally on the first pitch. Cut your losses and let him walk

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