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May 19, 2019

Twins hit 6 home runs, blast Mariners for 30th win

Saturday’s Twins/Mariners game was over before it barely even started. After a scoreless first inning, the Twins scored five runs in the second, five in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and a run in the eighth to blast the Seattle Mariners 18-4. How did they score... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2019

Miguel Sano is back. Now, what does that mean for the Twins?

Miguel Sano, the hard-hitting but oft-injured third baseman/DH for the Twins, finally rejoined the team Thursday in Seattle after an extended offseason to recover from, what else? An injury. And he wasted no time in getting into the swing of things by going 2-for-5, with two doubles. He contributed to a 16-hit attack and the... Continue Reading »

May 2, 2019

Confirmed: Good pitching matters

The Twins and Houston Astros have two of the best offenses in the American League. The Astros have scored the fifth-most runs in the league and the Twins are right behind them at No. 6, according to Baseball-Reference.com. But look what good pitching can do to two teams that can hit, hit with power and... Continue Reading »

April 21, 2019

Twins smash 11 home runs, blast Orioles in doubleheader

After a day off Friday due to rain, the Twins worked off the rust in a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader. Once the bats were warm, then they really went to work. Nelson Cruz started things off with a two-run home run in Game 2 and the Twins... Continue Reading »

April 10, 2019

Twins crush deGrom, Mets

The Twins ended two pitching streaks in a hurry Tuesday night. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom came into Tuesday’s game with a scoreless inning and quality start streak, but both were gone in a flash after the Twins hit six home runs en route to a blowout win. When it was all over, the... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2019

The team we all know the Twins can be

On paper, the Twins look like a vastly improved, competitive team. In reality, I’m happy to report that they appear to be just as good after they beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Sunday. After Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi pitched well in the first two games of the series, Michael Pineda continued the streak... Continue Reading »

March 27, 2019

On the eve of a new season, some encouraging signs for the Twins

The Twins wrapped up spring training on Tuesday with a 5-5 tie against the Colorado Rockies. A blowout win over the Rockies would have been an even better message for fans, but the Twins still showed promise in the right areas in Tuesday’s tie game for 2019. Starter Michael Pineda got through a rough first... Continue Reading »

March 25, 2019

About those Boston Red Sox…

The Twins lost to the New York Yankees on Sunday. No surprise, I guess, but to be fair the Twins fielded a team of youngsters, including top pick Royce Lewis, who doubled off pitcher James Paxton in his first at bat. So there was that. Friday’s loss to the Boston Red Sox was more discouraging... Continue Reading »

March 3, 2019

There are the Twins, and then there are those Tampa Bay Rays

Twins pitching scattered eight hits over nine innings the other day, seemingly enough quality pitching to earn any team a win. Adalberto Mejia and Fernando Romero were among those Twins pitchers who pitched scoreless baseball in that game. Yet the Twins didn’t get the victory. The Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, sent eight... 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.