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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 »

April 13, 2018

A good night for the Twins: Berrios fans 11, Mauer gets his 2,000th hit

Who had the better night in the Twins’ 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday? Pitcher Jose Berrios or homegrown Twin Joe Mauer? I’m going with Berrios, who struck out 11 batters in seven innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only three hits and no White Sox baserunner advanced to second base, according... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2018

Twins rally to beat quick-strike Pirates

The quick-strike Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, but the Twins rallied for four runs late in the game to beat the Bucs 7-3 on Wednesday. The Twins battled through snow flurries in Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh and might face similar weather conditions in Thursday’s home opener. The latest forecast... Continue Reading »

April 3, 2018

Lance Lynn can’t extend streak of quality starts for Twins

The streak of quality starts for Twins pitching ended at three games after Lance Lynn, who joined the Twins as a free agent during the offseason, was lit up for five runs, including a grand slam, in the first inning of Monday’s 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Twins rallied late in the game,... Continue Reading »

April 2, 2018

What’s wrong with Twins pitching? Absolutely nothing

Jake Odorizzi pitched well, Kyle Gibson pitched a no-hitter through six innings, but leave it to Jose Berrios to top them all after he pitched a complete game shutout, limiting the Baltimore Orioles to just three hits. He struck out six over nine innings and had one walk in Sunday’s 7-0 win. If this is... Continue Reading »

March 27, 2018

As the regular season nears, a twinge of concern

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Twins have had an excellent offseason and appear to be in good shape for a successful 2018 campaign. But if the Twins really want to move up in the world they have to beat the best in the business, including the Boston Red Sox. The... Continue Reading »

March 5, 2018

Anibal Sanchez follows scoreless spring debut with a dud

Newly signed free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez followed his Twins scoreless spring debut with a dud on Sunday, eventually walking off the mound with both the blown save and the loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates rallied from three runs down to beat the Twins 9-3. All went well early in the game. Pitchers... Continue Reading »

November 9, 2017

Of course the Twins’ Byron Buxton won a Gold Glove award

Byron Buxton, the star-in the-making center fielder for the Twins, won a Gold Glove award this week — much to no one’s surprise in Twins Territory and to other Twins fans around the world (well, maybe). And you can crunch all the numbers you want about how the data supports awarding Buxton his first Gold... Continue Reading »

October 4, 2017

Twins lose 13th postseason game to Yankees

What do the Twins have to do to beat the New York Yankees? That’s what I’m asking myself tonight after the Twins fell to 2-13 vs. the Yankees in the postseason since 2003, including Tuesday’s 8-4 loss in the American League wild card playoff game. The Twins came out swinging and quickly took a 3-0... 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.