Category: C.J. Cron

July 19, 2019

There is redemption. Just ask the Twins’ Eddie Rosario.

After left fielder Eddie Rosario made a mess of a fly ball in the Twins’ 14-4 defeat at the hands of the New York Mets on Wednesday, Rosie found himself on the bench to start Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s. But in the seventh inning, with the Twins down 3-1, Rosie pinch hit for... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2019

Remember the Cleveland series, Twins fans?

All the momentum created by a successful road trip to Cleveland evaporated quickly Tuesday night after the Twins had a lousy first inning against the New York Mets, then struggled to capitalize the rest of the night. Two unearned runs spoil another strong start by Michael Pineda, and Twins fall to Mets, 3-2 at Target... Continue Reading »

July 8, 2019

The AL Central lead is 5.5 games, Twins fans

If you told a Twins fan before the start of the season that the team would have 56 wins, a new home run record and lead the American League Central before the all-star break, that fan would be thrilled (and possibly a tad skeptical). All of that and more has happened, making the 2019 season... Continue Reading »

July 7, 2019

Twins’ Taylor Rogers is an all-star. Or at least he should be.

The best pitcher on the Twins staff is not the rising star Jose Berrios or the resurgent Jake Odorizzi, it’s Taylor Rogers, the left-handed reliever who throws in the mid-90s and leads the team with a 1.82 ERA. The Twins do not have a dedicated closer. Instead, Falvey & Co., ever since they traded Fernando... Continue Reading »

June 23, 2019

Called it: Twins reportedly will sign former Indians reliever Cody Allen

A week ago I wondered whether the Twins should go after reliever Cody Allen after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels. Despite struggling with the Halos for the past two seasons, Allen still had seven (OK, make that five) sensational seasons with the Cleveland Indians. Now, the Twins will reportedly sign Allen to... Continue Reading »

June 22, 2019

This time the Twins rally to beat Royals

For the second game in a row, the Twins served up three runs in the first inning. This time, however, the offense found life and rallied to score five runs late to beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-7. After a punchless loss on Thursday, the Twins scored eight runs on 13 hits, including home runs... Continue Reading »

June 19, 2019

Twins get walk-off win over Red Sox in 17th inning

The Twins’ Max Kepler played hero on Tuesday and again early Wednesday morning. He hit a game-tying blast in the 13th inning and then singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 17th to beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3. It was the Twins’ first walk-off win of the season. The win also... Continue Reading »

June 13, 2019

About the Twins bullpen…

When the Twins are knocking the ball around the field or driving it into the seats, they are, as their record shows, one of the best teams in baseball. But when the games are close and the club needs to rely on its relievers to keep them in the game, it’s clear that they have... Continue Reading »

May 29, 2019

Twins earn a series split and a whole lot more

The Twins split their two-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, beating the Crew Tuesday night, 5-3. The offense finally woke up late in the game and some familiar names sealed the win: Eddie Rosario hit his 17th home run and both Max Kepler and C.J. Cron hit RBI doubles. The Twins took a 5-0 lead... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

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.