Category: Marwin Gonzalez

June 16, 2019

Should the Twins take a flier on reliever Cody Allen?

Cody Allen, a former lights out reliever for the Cleveland Indians, has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to various reports. Allen struggled last season with the Angels, and this season wasn’t any better, which finally led the Halos to effectively cut ties with the closer. Despite two down... Continue Reading »

June 13, 2019

About the Twins bullpen…

When the Twins are knocking the ball around the field or driving it into the seats, they are, as their record shows, one of the best teams in baseball. But when the games are close and the club needs to rely on its relievers to keep them in the game, it’s clear that they have... Continue Reading »

June 12, 2019

The 9-game home stand is off to a good start

The Twins are back home for a nine-game home stand, and they didn’t disappoint Tuesday after they rallied for three runs late to beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-5. The M’s took an early lead, the Twins responded with back-to-back home runs from Jonathan Schoop and Jason Castro to tie the game, then fell behind again.... Continue Reading »

June 5, 2019

As expected, the Cleveland Indians will not go quietly

The Twins dropped Game 1 of their three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, the defending AL Central champs. And the loss largely falls on the shoulders of Devin Smeltzer, who made his second start for the Twins after pitching well in his major league debut. Smeltzer also pitched well early in Tueday’s game, but ultimately... Continue Reading »

June 2, 2019

Twins go for series win after blowout Game 1 loss to Rays

Forget Thursday’s blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Rays because the Twins won Friday and Saturday and now seek the series win on Sunday. How about this alignment? Gonzalez just hits it over everyone’s head for an RBI double. pic.twitter.com/j7p4dB2S6y — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) June 1, 2019 The Twins fell behind early on... Continue Reading »

May 23, 2019

Different day, different players produce for the Twins

The other night, the heart of the Twins’ batting order powered the club to a win. On Tuesday, the top of the order delivered the goods, collecting eight of the team’s 10 hits. Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Marwin Gonzalez and Eddie Rosario each had two hits apiece. The night belonged to Gonzalez, however, who doubled... Continue Reading »

May 19, 2019

Twins hit 6 home runs, blast Mariners for 30th win

Saturday’s Twins/Mariners game was over before it barely even started. After a scoreless first inning, the Twins scored five runs in the second, five in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and a run in the eighth to blast the Seattle Mariners 18-4. How did they score... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2019

Miguel Sano is back. Now, what does that mean for the Twins?

Miguel Sano, the hard-hitting but oft-injured third baseman/DH for the Twins, finally rejoined the team Thursday in Seattle after an extended offseason to recover from, what else? An injury. And he wasted no time in getting into the swing of things by going 2-for-5, with two doubles. He contributed to a 16-hit attack and the... Continue Reading »

April 28, 2019

Twins hit 10 home runs in 2 games

The 2019 Minnesota Twins are making the business of hitting home runs seem routine. After the Twins hit five home runs on Friday in a 6-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles, they returned to the field Saturday and did it all over again. The power show helped the Twins rally from a 2-1 deficit to... 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.