Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Hartman: Hitting, not pitching, has been the Twins' downfall

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 19, 2014 - 12:57 AM

Jottings

• Recruiting for college basketball resumed on June 15, and the word is that Gophers coach Richard Pitino made a phone call to Hopkins small forward Amir Coffey after midnight that morning, the earliest that coaches could call athletes. Apparently Coffey, who is ranked 31st in the nation by ESPN in the Class of 2016, was the first recruit Pitino called, an indication of how important he believes the son of former Gopher Richard Coffey is to the future of his program.

• Former Gophers quarterback and wide receiver MarQueis Gray has been taking most of his snaps at fullback during the Cleveland Browns’ minicamp even though he does some work at tight end, where he played last season. The Browns coaches compare Gray to the Miami Dolphins’ Charles Clay, a hybrid fullback-tight end who caught 69 passes for 759 yards and six touchdowns in 2013.

• The Gophers men’s track and field team had five All-Americas selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. First-team All-Americas were former basketball player Wally Ellenson, who finished second in the high jump in the NCAA outdoor championships; Zach Siegmeier, the two-time Big Ten outdoor pole vault champion who tied for fifth in the NCAA meet; and John Simons, who finished seventh in the 1,500 meters. Second-team honors went to Dominique Howard, who finished ninth in the discus, and Jon Lehman, who finished 10th in the hammer throw.

• Desmond Gant, the East Aurora, Ill., football player who recently signed with the Gophers, had to wait to join the team until graduating from high school because he had to resolve some academic issues. Gant was all-state honorable mention at defensive back and had 41 tackles last season. He also caught three TD passes.

 

Sid Hartman can be heard weekdays on 830-AM at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. shartman@startribune.com

  • related content

  • Boom, gloom: 10th inning homers hand Twins 5th straight loss

    Thursday June 19, 2014

    Boston’s rally ruined a masterful pitching performance by Twins starter Kyle Gibson, who allowed one hit in seven shutout innings. Gibson was pulled after 102 pitches, with the score tied...

  • Twins' Gibson keeps topping himself

    Thursday June 19, 2014

    The righthander’s shutout streak reached 22 innings.

  • Missing game with stiff back irks Twins' Perkins

    Thursday June 19, 2014

    “I don’t think anyone in this clubhouse feels worse than I do,” Twins closer Glen Perkins said after he watched his understudy, righthander Casey Fien, serve up back-to-back home runs...

  • Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales hits a one-run single against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Cleveland001000000151
Minnesota «00101100X381
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:A.Swarzak(2-0) L:T.Bauer(4-5) S:G.Perkins (24)
HR: CLE- None MIN- O.Arcia (6)

ADVERTISEMENT

Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: A. Swarzak 3
Cincinnati - LP: M. Leake 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5
Kansas City - WP: W. Davis 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Putnam 1
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 4 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 6
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3 FINAL
Seattle - LP: T. Walker 2
Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez 11 FINAL
Arizona - LP: T. Cahill 5
Los Angeles - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 6
San Francisco 0 Top 6th Inning
Philadelphia 0
Texas 1 Delayed
NY Yankees 2
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 4 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 6
Miami 1 Top 9th Inning
Atlanta 6
Tampa Bay 2 Bottom 7th Inning
St. Louis 0
San Diego 4 Top 5th Inning
Chicago Cubs 3
Houston - B. Peacock 9:05 PM
Oakland - J. Chavez
Baltimore - C. Tillman 9:05 PM
LA Angels - J. Weaver
Chicago 9:30 PM
San Jose
Calgary 7/24/14 8:00 PM
Edmonton
Winnipeg 7/25/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Connecticut 75 FINAL
Washington 89
New York 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What's your outlook for the Twins' second half?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close