Category: Luis Arraez

September 28, 2020

Twins win Central, face Houston on Tuesday

Despite losing 5-3 to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, the Twins still won the AL Central title because the Chicago White Sox lost again to the Chicago Cubs, 10-8. The Twins will now host the Houston Astros on Tuesday. I guess the Twins could be criticized for not winning the division outright on Sunday, but... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2020

For the Twins, it all comes down to Sunday

The Twins are already in the playoffs, but if they want to win their second consecutive AL Central title, they need to win one more game on Sunday. A Twins loss, combined with a Chicago White Sox win, would mean a title for the South Siders because they hold the tiebreaker, according to MLB.com. The... Continue Reading »

September 7, 2020

Twins rally, then collapse in 10-8 loss to Tigers

The Twins rallied from an early deficit on Sunday, then watched as the Detroit Tigers scored eight runs late to beat the Twins, 10-8. The loss ended the Twins’ five-game winning streak and also dropped them lower in the standings after the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians both won on Sunday. The Twins are... Continue Reading »

September 3, 2020

Twins go from losing streak to winning streak after series win over Chisox

The Twins made it two wins in a row on Wednesday after a convincing 8-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Jose Berrios gave the Twins another quality start and Josh Donaldson, who missed all of August with an injury, returned to the lineup and had two hits, including a double. Berrios has been uneven... Continue Reading »

September 2, 2020

Quality start, clutch hitting help Twins snap 6-game losing streak

Everything that went wrong on Monday — a quick exit by the starting pitcher, a worn out bullpen and not enough hits when they matter most — went according to plan on Tuesday as the Twins snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. And Michael Pineda and Byron... Continue Reading »

August 31, 2020

Oh, boy, part 2: Twins swept by Tigers

When it rains it pours, Twins fans. After the Twins lost both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, they returned to the field on Sunday and lost again, swept by the not-so-terrible Detroit Tigers for the first time since 2016. And once again the culprit was the offense, mustering only two runs on five hits:... Continue Reading »

August 27, 2020

Twins drop series to Tribe

The Twins lost the game and the series on Wednesday after the bullpen served up three runs late for a 6-3 Cleveland win. Although reliever Sergio Romo was tagged with the loss, Jose Berrios again gave the Twins an uneven start. He was brilliant in his last appearance, but lacked command in this one after... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2020

Twins win, lose and win again by a score of 4-2

The Twins/Royals series has so far been a uniform affair. The Twins won 4-2, lost 4-2 and won again on Sunday by the same tally, 4-2. Max Kepler delivered the big blow in the form of a two-run home run and Randy Dobnak did just enough to improve to 4-1. He allowed two runs over... Continue Reading »

August 16, 2020

Jose Berrios the weak link in the Twins’ rotation? Nobody saw that coming

The Twins fell to 1-4 against the Kansas City Royals after the two teams split a doubleheader at Target Field on Saturday, including a Game 2 loss in which pitcher Jose Berrios struggled again. Although he struck out seven batters, he also walked four and tossed 84 pitches in five innings. The walks killed him... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

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.