Category: Jake Odorizzi

May 21, 2018

Finally, a win over the Brewers

The Twins denied the Milwaukee Brewers a sweep on Sunday after starter Jake Odorizzi and four relievers struck out 17 Milwaukee hitters. Max Kepler and Logan Morrison delivered key hits and the Twins won 3-1 to snap a three-game losing streak. This time Twins’ pitching did not falter. Odorizzi struck out 10 over five-plus innings,... Continue Reading »

May 14, 2018

Twins lose in walk-off fashion for the 6th time this season

The Twins survived Shohei Ohtani, tied the game in the 7th inning and then watched it all slip away in the bottom of the ninth after the Angels’ Zack Cosart hit a walk-off RBI single to beat the Twins, 2-1. The Twins had a chance to take the series from the Halos, but wound up... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2018

The kids are alright

A week ago, I thought the Twins’ season was slipping away. The team finished April at 8-14, the injuries started to pile up and nobody was hitting or pitching, including the bullpen, particularly well. As that win-loss record became more lopsided, I couldn’t help but think of 2016 and how that season quickly got away... Continue Reading »

May 8, 2018

Twins win 4th straight after Romero silences Cards

Twins rookie Fernando Romero, who made an impressive major league debut last week, took it a step further Monday after he silenced 40,000 fans at Busch Stadium by striking out nine over six innings. The team backed him with 11 hits and the Twins cruised to a 6-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. First... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2018

You can’t make this stuff up: Twins lose again to walk-off home run

The 2018 Minnesota Twins should pass on playing the ponies, avoid late-night poker games and postpone any planned trips to Las Vegas because Lady Luck and this team are not on the same page. And that total lack of luck was on display again Thursday night in Game 1 of a four-game series with the... Continue Reading »

May 3, 2018

The day a rookie saved the Twins

Desperately needing a win, the Twins turned to pitcher Fernando Romero on Wednesday and he didn’t disappoint after he struck out five in five-plus innings in his major league debut. Fernando Romero's first big league pitch is a strike at 94.7 mph. — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) May 2, 2018 Romero set the tone, the bullpen... Continue Reading »

April 29, 2018

Twins snap 8-game losing streak, but don’t lower the red flag just yet

The Twins finally are in the win column again after they beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Saturday. The win ends a brutal eight-game stretch in which the team was swept by the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees. GAME: Twins 3, Reds 1. Odorizzi goes six. Duke, Reed, Rodney do their jobs. Losing... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2018

Twins vs. Yanks: You know the result

I’m not in the mood to waste a lot of ink on the Evil Empire this week. The Twins fell to 8-9 on Monday and Jake Odorizzi took the loss. He did not pitch well, throwing 106 pitches in four-plus innings. He gave up five earned runs, three walks and two home runs. And it... Continue Reading »

April 23, 2018

Twins swept by Rays. Now, it’s on to New York. Good luck.

The Twins were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday after old friend Carlos Gomez, best known for scoring the winning run in Game 163 of the 2009 season, hit a walk-off home run to beat his old club, 8-6. It was a terrible series for the Twins. They had no business losing to... 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.