Category: Jose Berrios

July 15, 2018

You know what the Twins need? A bullpen

If the Twins truly are going to wheel and deal before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, then they might as well start with the bullpen. I say that because of the history-making Saturday the Tampa Bay Rays had after they became the first team in the live ball era (since 1920) to score five... Continue Reading »

July 10, 2018

Twins make it 5 straight with win over reeling Royals

After a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, the Twins have now made it five wins in a row after they won Game 1 of their three-game series with the Kansas City Royals on Monday. The Twins are now 40-48 on the season, while the Royals, winless in their last 10 games, have fallen to... Continue Reading »

July 4, 2018

With losses mounting, Twins are expected to deal at deadline

The Twins lost again on Tuesday. They are now 12 games under .500, 11 games out of first place, 4-15 in one-run games, 1-7 on their current road trip, and if that wasn’t enough, they have nine walk-off losses this season. And now the fire sale is about to begin. MLB.com, citing unnamed sources, says... Continue Reading »

June 25, 2018

Jose Berrios stops the bleeding at 3 games

The three-game losing streak is over after Jose Berrios, the Twins’ best pitcher, delivered a gem of a start, striking out 12 in seven innings to beat the Texas Rangers, 2-0. The 12 strikeouts set a new personal high for Berrios and he improved to 8-5 with a 3.15 ERA. Twins pitching was atrocious during... Continue Reading »

June 20, 2018

Twins chase Red Sox’s Chris Sale, then pounce on Boston bullpen

Despite 11 strikeouts, the Twins hung around long enough to score two runs on Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, one of the best pitchers in the game, then pounced on the bullpen to take Game 1 of the three-game series, 6-2. And if it’s not Eddie Rosario helping the Twins win, it’s Eduardo Escobar,... Continue Reading »

June 14, 2018

Twins score 2 runs on 4 hits in Wednesday’s loss to Tigers

Jose Berrios held the Detroit Tigers to one run over six innings, then watched as reliever Addison Reed gave it all away in a 5-2 loss on Wednesday. In the bottom of the eighth, Reed gave up five hits, four runs, but only three were earned because of a throwing error. Still, the damage was... Continue Reading »

June 8, 2018

If only the Twins had swept the White Sox

It was the Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Escobar and Jose Berrios show on Thursday as all three contributed to the Twins’ 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. How important have Rosario and Escobar become to the Twins? They had four of the Twins’ nine hits and five of the team’s seven RBI on Thursday. And... Continue Reading »

May 28, 2018

The day Johnny Goryl grounded out on May 22, 1959

Johnny Goryl was a player, base coach and manager for the Twins, but before he was connected to the Twins organization, Goryl played for the Chicago Cubs, according to “The Long Season,” a book by Jim Brosnan, a former reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. My interest in typewriters led me to... Continue Reading »

May 16, 2018

Jose Berrios gets back on track in win over Cardinals

Jose Berrios, we missed you. Berrios, who had struggled of late after starting the season strong, looked like his old self Tuesday after he struck out 10 over seven-plus innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. The Twins are 3-0 this season versus the Cards and will go for win number four Wednesday. Berrios... Continue Reading »

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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.