June 21, 2018

First the Twins beat Chris Sale, then David Price

The Twins beat Chris Sale on Tuesday and David Price on Wednesday, and now will go for the sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

The Twins will face Red Sox starter Rick Porcello and there’s a good chance they beat him, too. In his career, Porcello is 10-10 against the Twins with a 3.90 ERA.

Meanwhile, the Twins beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday. Molitor again went with another rejiggered lineup, which had Robbie Grossman hitting leadoff. He promptly hit a home run and the Twins were off and running. The slumping Max Kepler also hit a home run, his eighth, and Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario both had extra-base hits.

On the mound for the Twins: Lance Lynn, who wasn’t bad. He held the Red Sox to one unearned run, but he also walked five batters. The bullpen held the line and Fernando Rodney earned his 16th save.

Kyle Gibson gets the ball Thursday.

Extra innings…

-The Twins are now a half-game behind the Detroit Tigers and still 5.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians.

-The Twins are now 33-37 on the season.

June 20, 2018

Twins chase Red Sox’s Chris Sale, then pounce on Boston bullpen

Despite 11 strikeouts, the Twins hung around long enough to score two runs on Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, one of the best pitchers in the game, then pounced on the bullpen to take Game 1 of the three-game series, 6-2. And if it’s not Eddie Rosario helping the Twins win, it’s Eduardo Escobar,... Continue Reading »

June 17, 2018

If only the Twins played Cleveland every game

The Cleveland Indians seem to bring out the best in the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, a team that has struggled to hit and score runs of late, had no trouble Saturday after they exploded for nine runs on 13 hits in a blowout win over the Tribe, 9-3. And the top of the order was... Continue Reading »

June 16, 2018

Well, at least the Twins can beat Cleveland

The Twins struggled with the White Sox, the Angels and the Tigers, but at least they can beat the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians. And they did it in style Friday by beating ace Corey Kluber on the road. They jumped all over Kluber early and cruised from there, ultimately winning, 6-3. Once again, Eddie Rosario... Continue Reading »

June 14, 2018

Twins score 2 runs on 4 hits in Wednesday’s loss to Tigers

Jose Berrios held the Detroit Tigers to one run over six innings, then watched as reliever Addison Reed gave it all away in a 5-2 loss on Wednesday. In the bottom of the eighth, Reed gave up five hits, four runs, but only three were earned because of a throwing error. Still, the damage was... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2018

Ho-hum: Twins beat Angels

The Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7-5 on Sunday, which is all fine and well as far as winning goes. The problem is that they lost the first two games in the series, so needed to win to avoid being swept. The Twins took three of four games from the Cleveland Indians,... Continue Reading »

June 8, 2018

If only the Twins had swept the White Sox

It was the Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Escobar and Jose Berrios show on Thursday as all three contributed to the Twins’ 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. How important have Rosario and Escobar become to the Twins? They had four of the Twins’ nine hits and five of the team’s seven RBI on Thursday. And... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2018

Remember when the Twins scored 29 runs against Cleveland?

The Twins made their recent series with Cleveland seem like ancient history after the team scraped together seven runs in two games and split their series opening doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The Pale Hose limped into town 20 games under .500, yet nearly beat the Twins in both games. The Twins... Continue Reading »

June 4, 2018

How about a walk-off win for the Twins? (Thanks, Eddie Rosario)

Where would the Twins be without Eddie Rosario? Rosario has basically carried the Twins this season, leading the team in batting average (.317), home runs (13) and runs batted in (40). And he did it again Sunday by going all-world against the Cleveland Indians by hitting three home runs, including a walk-off blast in the... Continue Reading »

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Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.