Category: Joe Mauer

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 »

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 23, 2017

It’s over, Kyle Gibson. It’s over.

Kyle Gibson won his first start of the year on Monday, but it wasn’t because of anything he did. Instead, the Twins had his back and powered a 21-hit attack to come from behind and beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7. Gibson, recently recalled from Triple-A Rochester, lasted five innings and gave up six runs, all... Continue Reading »

May 8, 2017

Twins’ bullpen is terrible in finale versus Red Sox

It was a weekend of hits and runs for the Boston Red Sox versus the Twins. After the 11-1 victory on Saturday, the Red Sox came right back on Sunday and once again scored early and often. They scored three times in the top of the first and four times between the fifth and eighth... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2017

About Kyle Gibson’s replacement…

Nick Tepesch, the starting pitcher who filled Kyle Gibson’s spot in the rotation, might be joining Gibson at Triple-A Rochester after Saturday’s ugly loss to the Boston Red Sox. The Twins were blasted 11-1. To make matters worse, the game was effectively over after the Twins gave up eight runs in the second inning. Tepesch... Continue Reading »

May 3, 2017

Sam Mele, who managed Twins to 102 wins in 1965, dies at 95

Sam Mele, the second manager in the history of the Minnesota Twins and who guided the team into the 1965 World Series, died Monday, according to various reports. Mele, who spent 10 years as a player in the majors, replaced manager Cookie Lavagetto during the 1961 season, the Twins’ first after previously being known as... Continue Reading »

April 20, 2017

Twins fall to .500 after loss to Tribe

I guess it was too much to ask to think that the Twins could sustain their 5-1 start and somehow win the division, the American League championship and the 2017 World Series. After all, this is essentially the same team that took the field last season and lost more than 100 games. After that great... Continue Reading »

March 16, 2017

All our hopes and dreams may be realized, Twins fans

The hopes and dreams of Twins fans around the world (well, maybe) were lifted immeasurably on Wednesday after top pitching prospect, Adalberto Mejia, took the mound and dominated over three-plus innings of work. The Twins traded infielder Eduardo Nunez to the San Francisco Giants for Mejia last season. The big lefty struck out eight St.... Continue Reading »

March 12, 2017

Something that resembles the Twins rock Red Sox

The Twins had their most convincing win of spring training on Saturday after they banged out 15 hits and scored nearly as many times to win 13-0 over one of the richest teams in baseball — the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps more encouraging was that the Twins won big with a lineup that likely will... 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.