Category: Marwin Gonzalez

September 15, 2020

Twins leave offense in Minnesota, lose 3-1 to Chisox

After smashing 11 home runs in a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Twins appeared poised to keep hitting long balls in Game 1 of their series against the Chicago White Sox. Instead, the clutch hitting completely disappeared and the bullpen folded late to give the Pale Hose a 3-1 win on Monday. There... Continue Reading »

September 14, 2020

Twins sweep Tribe. Now, bring on the Chicago White Sox

It’s just what the doctor ordered: A three-game sweep, a nice cushion in the form of a 30-18 record and what would appear to be plenty of momentum as the Twins head to Chicago to play the White Sox and Cubs. But first there was Sunday’s game. The Twins rallied from a 3-0 deficit by... Continue Reading »

September 13, 2020

Twins win series, seek sweep of Tribe on Sunday

In 2019, the Twins earned the nickname “Bomba Squad” for the record-setting number of home runs they hit. The Bomba Squad is still intact this season, but hasn’t quite lit up the scoreboard like they did last season. That all changed Saturday, however, after the Twins hit five home runs to blow open a close... Continue Reading »

September 5, 2020

Twins take 2 from Tigers

Call it partial payback. After the Detroit Tigers swept three games from the Twins last week, the Twins swept a doubleheader on Friday at Target Field to gain a little payback from Gardy’s Guys. It will be even sweeter if they win all five games of this series, which continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2020

Twins take series from Royals. Now, it’s on to Cleveland

The Twins took two of three games from the Kansas City Royals, including Sunday’s game, 5-4. It never should have been that close. The Twins banged out 13 hits, but left 11 men on base and were 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Still, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez had 10... Continue Reading »

August 20, 2020

Remember Tuesday’s brilliant pitching? That didn’t happen Wednesday as Twins lose big to Brewers

Ex-Dodger Rich Hill looked every bit like a 40-year-old pitcher and the bullpen was just as bad as the Brewers scored early and often to beat the Twins, 9-3, on Wednesday. Hill got into trouble right away, lasting all of two-plus innings. He allowed four runs, all earned, on 53 pitches. He also walked three... Continue Reading »

August 19, 2020

Twins hang on for extra-innings win after no-hit bid ends in 9th

Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda was brilliant for eight innings on Tuesday. He didn’t allow a hit, he struck out 12 and he didn’t win. That’s because the Milwaukee Brewers scored three runs in the ninth to force an extra-innings game that the Twins finally won in the 12th, 4-3. Jorge Polanco’s infield single scored the... 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 9, 2020

3 home runs not enough to overcome off night for Twins bullpen

During the Twins’ six-game winning streak, the bullpen was the talk of baseball, pitching scoreless frame after scoreless frame and racking up six saves. That was not the case on Saturday. Despite three home runs from Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler and Byron Buxton, which also happened to be his third straight game with a long... 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.