Category: Brandon Kintzler

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 »

May 14, 2017

Twins put Red Sox debacle behind ’em, win 4 straight to regain AL Central lead

After the run-surrendering extravaganza against the Boston Red Sox last week, in which the Twins gave up 28 runs in two games, the club has come right back to win four straight, including two wins over the Cleveland Indians, the defending American League champions. And to top it off pitcher Jose Berrios, recalled from Triple-A... Continue Reading »

February 20, 2017

Is Twins closer Glen Perkins about to call it a career?

Twins closer Glen Perkins, who was named an All-Star for three straight seasons after saving 32 or more games over that span, could start the year on the disabled list, MLB.com reports. And that’s a bad sign for a player who appeared in two games last season, then decided to end it early by having... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2016

Who needs quality pitching? Bats come alive as Twins down Red Sox

After Friday’s display of standout pitching, the quality pitching was nowhere to be found on Saturday after the Twins and Red Sox combined to score 20 runs on 34 hits — 19 for the Twins and 15 for the Red Sox. And that was the difference as the Twins edged the No. 1 offense in... 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.