Category: Kyle Gibson

April 17, 2019

The first losing streak of the season is here

The Twins have their first losing streak of the season after they dropped the first two of four games with the Toronto Blue Jays. Why do the Twins keep scheduling AL East teams? Best Record by AL Visitors at Target Field.677 — Yankees (21-10).667 — Blue Jays (22-11).667 — Rays (22-11).556 — Red Sox (15-12).553... 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 4, 2019

Another game, another win for the Twins over the Royals

The 2019 season already feels so different. The Twins suffered 15 walk-off losses last season, but after two wins over the Kansas City Royals, the team has shown plenty of resiliency. They took the lead in both games, then fell behind, then rallied for two wins. Meanwhile, the bullpen did not disappoint, nailing down both... 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 13, 2019

An all-too familiar loss for Kyle Gibson and the Twins

Resurrected Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson took the mound on Monday against the Detroit Tigers and pitched like the model of consistency he has become: scoreless baseball for three innings with four strikeouts and his day was done. The problem, and it’s a relatively new one for Gibson, is that the Twins didn’t score any runs... 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 »

January 13, 2019

If only ex-Twin Al Worthington had pitched for the ’51 New York Giants

Pitcher Al Worthington began his career as a starter and ended it as a reliever for the Twins. He pitched six seasons for the club, including the pennant-winning season of 1965. Over that span, Worthington was a very respectable 37-31 with a 2.62 ERA and 88 saves. He also is still with us. Worthington is... Continue Reading »

October 1, 2018

That’s all, folks (and maybe that’s it for Joe Mauer, too)

So, where was this all season? That’s the question Twins fans might be pondering after the Twins took two of three games from the Detroit Tigers and then swept the four-game series against the Chicago White Sox, including Sunday’s 5-4 win on the last day of the 2018 season. The result is that the Twins... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2018

Kyle Gibson and the fire next time

Before the 2018 season began, Kyle Gibson went to salary arbitration against his employer, the Twins, and lost, settling for $4.2 million for this season after seeking $4.55 million. I imagine he sought that higher amount based on his second-half performance in 2017, which saw him finally shake off his inconsistent ways and win more... 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.