Category: Kyle Gibson

April 12, 2018

Max Kepler saves Twins from embarrassing loss

Despite the Twins’ 8-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, they couldn’t hold onto that lead and watched as the Houston Astros scored runs in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings to finally tie the game at 8-8. Closer Fernando Rodney entered Wednesday’s game with a two-run lead, but gave up consecutive hits... Continue Reading »

April 6, 2018

Twins finish strong after another slow start

I guess you can’t blame the Twins for getting off to a slow start in Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Despite the sunshine, it was a cold home opener, which I can personally attest to because my son and I had 300-level seats behind home plate. Target Field is small enough that even... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2018

Twins rally to beat quick-strike Pirates

The quick-strike Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, but the Twins rallied for four runs late in the game to beat the Bucs 7-3 on Wednesday. The Twins battled through snow flurries in Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh and might face similar weather conditions in Thursday’s home opener. The latest forecast... Continue Reading »

April 2, 2018

What’s wrong with Twins pitching? Absolutely nothing

Jake Odorizzi pitched well, Kyle Gibson pitched a no-hitter through six innings, but leave it to Jose Berrios to top them all after he pitched a complete game shutout, limiting the Baltimore Orioles to just three hits. He struck out six over nine innings and had one walk in Sunday’s 7-0 win. If this is... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2018

What? Me worry?

Despite the walk-off home run served up by the Twins bullpen in Thursday’s Opening Day loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the overall pitching was pretty good. And on Saturday it was even better. Twins pitching no-hit the Orioles until they got a hit with two outs in the eighth inning. Reliever Gabriel Moya then surrendered... Continue Reading »

March 27, 2018

As the regular season nears, a twinge of concern

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Twins have had an excellent offseason and appear to be in good shape for a successful 2018 campaign. But if the Twins really want to move up in the world they have to beat the best in the business, including the Boston Red Sox. The... Continue Reading »

March 17, 2018

Has Kyle Gibson finally turned a corner?

A strong second half in 2017, a strong spring training this year, and falling short of his salary demands during arbitration just might make Kyle Gibson hungry enough to put his largely .500 career behind him and win more consistently. The Twins, who drafted him in the first round of the 2009 amateur daft, have... Continue Reading »

March 11, 2018

Attention Cleveland: Here come the Twins

Nine months ago, the Twins, mired in a mid-season slump, traded pitcher Jaime Garcia in exchange for prospects, a move that many regarded as a sign that Falvey & Co. wanted to build for the future, rather than win now. Despite the move, the Twins finished strong down the stretch and secured their first post-season... Continue Reading »

March 8, 2018

Do the Twins need more pitching? Yes, they do

After the busy offseason the Twins had, it might come as a surprise to think that the Twins would entertain more starting pitcher now that Anibal Sanchez, Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda are in the house. Pineda is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, while Odorizzi has a job. Odorizzi improved to... 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.