Category: Brandon Kintzler

August 3, 2017

A win, at last

It’s not even Thursday as I write this and yet it has been a long week for the Minnesota Twins. The team has struggled of late, management changed course dramatically on Sunday and Monday, and the Twins showed up punchless on Tuesday and lost 3-0 to the lowly San Diego Padres.  To make matters worse,... Continue Reading »

July 31, 2017

There goes the Twins’ season, folks. So say Falvey & Co.

It appears the Twins’ Falvey & Co. — Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, General Manager Thad Levine and Assistant GM Rob Antony — have decided to not go all in on the remainder of the season after they traded left-handed starter Jaime Garcia to the New York Yankees on Sunday. Garcia made one start for... Continue Reading »

July 19, 2017

We didn’t really expect Bartolo Colon to win, did we?

The not-so-ageless Bartolo Colon was effective early in Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees, but ultimately fell to 2-9 after he surrendered four runs in four innings. The Twins eventually lost 6-3 to even the series at 1-1 after the Twins beat the Yanks 4-2 on Monday. So where does Colon go from here?... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2017

Road warriors: Twins sweep Tribe to retake AL Central lead

Call it payback. After the Twins were swept at home by the Cleveland Indians last week, the Twins showed just how good a road team they are with their own three-game sweep of the Tribe. The Twins improved to 23-9 on the road and pulled one-half game ahead of the Indians in the American League... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2017

Pitching, not hitting, carries the Twins

Aside from a poor start from Hector Santiago, who has since wound up on the disabled list, Twins pitching has been strong of late, helping the club win three straight games and six of their last 10. If they win Sunday, make it four straight wins and a sweep of the San Francisco Giants. Jose... Continue Reading »

June 9, 2017

Twins salvage win in series with Mariners

After Tuesday’s blowout loss and Wednesday’s walk-off disaster, the Twins got back on track Thursday with pitching and defense to secure a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. I, along with my father and son, also got to the see the Twins on Thursday, and see them win for a change. Over the years we... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2017

Twins get series win over Angels

The Twins improved to 17-6 on the road after the club’s 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday. The Twins won three of four games to take the series from the Halos. Jose Berrios won his fourth game in five starts and closer Brandon Kintzler picked up his 15th save, which... Continue Reading »

May 29, 2017

Twins fall short in epic rubber match with Rays

The Twins and Tampa Bay Rays squared off for the longest game in Target Field history on Sunday, a six-and-a-half-hour contest that the Twins finally lost 8-6 in 15 innings. The Twins lost two of three games to the Rays to fall to 26-20 on the season, but they’re still atop the American League Central... Continue Reading »

May 25, 2017

Backed by Berrios, Twins sweep Baltimore

Jose Berrios won his third straight start and the Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Berrios wasn’t as dominant as his last start, but he still gave the Twins six-plus innings and struck out seven to win, 4-3. Perhaps even more important, Berrios, pitching to backup catcher Chris Gimenez, showed... Continue Reading »

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.