Category: Jose Berrios

June 23, 2017

As I was saying…

Ervin Santana did just enough to win, Jose Berrios was sensational and… well, Nik Turley was awful on Thursday after the Twins were blanked by the Chicago White Sox, 9-0. The Twins still won the series but a sweep would have been nice before they hit the road to play Cleveland, Boston and the much-improved... Continue Reading »

June 19, 2017

Ervin Santana, Jose Berrios and pray for rain

In a flash, the Twins dropped four straight to the Cleveland Indians and are now looking up at the Tribe in the American League Central. They also are 3-7 in their last 10 games, including the series with the Indians, which reminded us that outside of pitchers Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios, the Twins don’t... Continue Reading »

June 16, 2017

Series with Mariners ends on right note for Twins

It was a wild four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. A blowout loss, followed by a blowout win — the Twins scored 20 runs on 28 hits — followed by a disappointing outing from Ervin Santana. But the series ended well Thursday after pitcher Jose Berrios went eight innings and limited the M’s to two... Continue Reading »

June 13, 2017

About that pitching…

Pitchers Kyle Gibson, Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios all looked good in their respective wins last week, but things didn’t look so good on Sunday and Monday. The bullpen was hammered in a 13-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants — Matt Belisle and Craig Breslow gave up nine runs in the 7th and 8th... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2017

Pitching, not hitting, carries the Twins

Aside from a poor start from Hector Santiago, who has since wound up on the disabled list, Twins pitching has been strong of late, helping the club win three straight games and six of their last 10. If they win Sunday, make it four straight wins and a sweep of the San Francisco Giants. Jose... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2017

Twins get series win over Angels

The Twins improved to 17-6 on the road after the club’s 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday. The Twins won three of four games to take the series from the Halos. Jose Berrios won his fourth game in five starts and closer Brandon Kintzler picked up his 15th save, which... Continue Reading »

June 4, 2017

For the Twins, the road is where the heart is

After the Twins were swept at home by the Houston Astros, the club has once again found success on the road by winning consecutive games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and will now try to capture the series win on Sunday. The Twins lost on Saturday, but are still a surprising 16-6 on... Continue Reading »

June 1, 2017

Well… that was ugly

The Houston Astros can’t leave town fast enough after the Twins got lit up like Dresden in February 1945. The Astros laid waste to Twins pitching by scoring 40 runs over three games (a new franchise record), including 16 runs on Monday and 17 more on Wednesday. In both contests, the bullpen got shelled. In... Continue Reading »

May 25, 2017

Backed by Berrios, Twins sweep Baltimore

Jose Berrios won his third straight start and the Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Berrios wasn’t as dominant as his last start, but he still gave the Twins six-plus innings and struck out seven to win, 4-3. Perhaps even more important, Berrios, pitching to backup catcher Chris Gimenez, showed... 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.