Ervin Santana

All-too-familiar Recipe for Twins to end Yankee Playoff Curse
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Prior to the Minnesota Twins taking on the New York Yankees to close out their regular season series in New York, I wrote that I thought the Twins were a better team than the Yankees in a five-game series. The Twins proceeded to be swept by the Yankees in a three-game series at New Yankee Stadium, proving me wrong and leaving an all-too-familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach. All-too-familiar Odds That all-too-familiar feeling is the result of 12...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017
Three Swings to Stardom: The Byron Buxton Story
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday, Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Buxton to a long-term deal as early as this offseason, and that’s not an overreaction to Sunday’s three swings. The Three...

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Monday, 28 August 2017
Every fan’s reason for hope at the MLB Trade Deadline
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The Major League Baseball Trade Deadline is one of the most exciting days of my year. I’ve taken the day off from work in the past to keep an eye on deadline moves that would make or break teams’ seasons. Here’s a reason for fans of every team to have hope at the MLB Trade Deadline. The Buyers Houston Astros Reason for hope: The Astros are frontrunners with the throttle floored and no one in the rearview mirror. Making moves...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Every fan’s reason to watch the 2017 Home Run Derby or MLB All-Star Game
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Unlike the NBA All-Star Game, every team is represented in the MLB All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, so every fan has at least one reason to watch. The best All-Star event in sports, though, takes place Monday, with the Home Run Derby taking flight on ESPN at 8 p.m. (EST). Here’s every fan’s reason to watch the Home Run Derby or MLB All-Star Game. The Buyers Houston Astros What to watch: All-Star Game Reason to watch: While there’s no...

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Monday, 10 July 2017
Illness, injuries can’t stop Twins on the road
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The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins’ one-run lead by one more. On Saturday, Twins’ manager Paul Molitor had to scratch right fielder Max Kepler after fouling a ball off his right foot...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017
Berrios, Twins look to split series with Mariners
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In a prior blog post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don’t believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who’s swinging them, and that’s what makes an ace. We’ll get a good indication of Berrios’s development on Thursday at noon against a hot Mariners lineup...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Twins look to their savior, Ervin, again
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The Minnesota Twins are running out of options when it comes to pitching, but the consummate professional Ervin Santana is back on the mound to right the ship once again. It’s even dollar dog night on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at 7 p.m. CST, and Fuck Dick and Bert will be at Target Field and better than ever. We’ve got new gear that will allow us to be more mobile with the broadcast and include more fans. Ervin was...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Why Ervin Santana’s complete games are so important to Twins
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Ervin Santana tossed his third complete game shutout of the season Friday night. That’s one more than the rest of the league combined despite it coming against a San Francisco Giants team with the lowest team OPS in baseball (.651). But the “Maddux” Santana pitched Friday night in San Francisco is so important given the recent stress on the Twins bullpen and the struggles it has experienced all year. The Twins bullpen allows the highest opponent batting average in baseball (.273), which has...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017
Twins, Indians battle for first place in AL Central
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Join Fuck Dick and Bert for the opening game of a three-game series between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians that will decide who takes over first place in the American League Central. I’ve got my money on Ervin Santana and the Twins despite Santana coming off his worst start of the season and first loss of the season against Boston back at Target Field. The money line was -144 in favor of Cleveland last I checked, and the Twins...

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Friday, 12 May 2017
Aces Santana, Sale do battle at Target Field Sunday
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Tune in to Fuck Dick and Bert on Sunday at 1 p.m. CST while Ervin Santana takes on Chris Sale in the rubber match of a three-game series between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. Not only will you see a pair of potential All-stars do battle, but we’ll treat you to a baseball-themed, alcoholic beverage you can make at home (you’ll need bourbon, hazelnut liqueur, amaretto, lemon juice and Cracker Jacks), give you some stretches proven to relieve...

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Friday, 14 April 2017
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