Category: Jake Odorizzi

September 16, 2019

The final 13 games of the season are here. What’s it gonna be, Minnesota?

The final two weeks of the 2019 season are upon us. The Twins lead their division by 4.5 games and, by most accounts, it’s easy street from here on out. To wrap up their campaign, they play the 83-loss Chicago White Sox, the 95-loss Kansas City Royals and the 104-loss Detroit Tigers. But seven of... Continue Reading »

September 8, 2019

Twins win softens blow of Pineda suspension

The Twins rallied to beat the Cleveland Indians Saturday night, reminding Twins fans everywhere that the club, despite numerous injuries this season, has been resilient and deep enough to keep on winning. Now, they’ve been handed a new challenge: winning without starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, who was suspended 60 games prior to Saturday’s game. That... Continue Reading »

August 29, 2019

Road warriors roll on, sink South Siders

Who says home is where the heart is? That certainly doesn’t apply to the 2019 Minnesota Twins because away from Target Field they are a completely different team. The Twins won again Wednesday — an 8-2 defeat of the Chicago White Sox — and are now 20 games over .500 on the road, compared to... Continue Reading »

August 22, 2019

Twins drop series to White Sox. Jesus.

The Twins’ August schedule suddenly doesn’t look as promising as it once did, especially if the Twins are going to continue to struggle against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins ran into a buzzsaw named Lucas Giolito on Wednesday, who pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and won, 4-0. The Twins dropped... Continue Reading »

August 16, 2019

Twins’ August schedule pays off with wider lead over Tribe

After a rough four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, the Twins split two games with the Milwaukee Brewers and have won the first two games of a four-game set against the Texas Rangers, including Friday’s 4-3 win. Meanwhile, as expected, the Tribe, after departing the Twin Cities, didn’t find it so easy to battle the... Continue Reading »

August 6, 2019

Twins pick up a game on Tribe after pinch hit, walk-off blast

With the Twins and Atlanta Braves tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth on Monday, Twins manager, Rocco Baldelli, turned to slugger, Miguel Sano, and had him pinch hit for first baseman Ehire Adrianza. With a man on, Sano stood in and took strike one from Braves reliever, Chris Martin. The next pitch he... Continue Reading »

August 5, 2019

Twins shut out Royals, earn first sweep since late May

Twins rookie starter Devin Smeltzer allowed only two hits over six innings and three relievers pitched scoreless baseball the rest of the way to shut out the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday.  It was the Twins’ eighth sweep of the season and the club’s first since late May when the Twins took three games... Continue Reading »

July 31, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead is back to 3 games

Byron Buxton hit a home run, Miguel Sano cracked an RBI double and four pitchers, including the newly acquired, Sergio Romo, made it stand to edge the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday. Even better, the Cleveland Indians ran into a buzzsaw by the name of Justin Verlander and were shut out on two hits to... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2019

What’s it gonna be, Falvey & Co? A deal or no deal?

The Twins scored 27 runs in three games against the New York Yankees. As good as that sounds, it wasn’t good enough because the Yanks scored 30 runs over that span to take two of three games from the Twins, including Wednesday’s 10-7 win. The Twins ability to hit and score runs has never been... Continue Reading »

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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.