Category: Michael Pineda

July 17, 2019

Remember the Cleveland series, Twins fans?

All the momentum created by a successful road trip to Cleveland evaporated quickly Tuesday night after the Twins had a lousy first inning against the New York Mets, then struggled to capitalize the rest of the night. Two unearned runs spoil another strong start by Michael Pineda, and Twins fall to Mets, 3-2 at Target... Continue Reading »

July 7, 2019

Twins’ Taylor Rogers is an all-star. Or at least he should be.

The best pitcher on the Twins staff is not the rising star Jose Berrios or the resurgent Jake Odorizzi, it’s Taylor Rogers, the left-handed reliever who throws in the mid-90s and leads the team with a 1.82 ERA. The Twins do not have a dedicated closer. Instead, Falvey & Co., ever since they traded Fernando... Continue Reading »

June 30, 2019

Twins hit 5 home runs, pound Pale Hose

The Twins team that appeared at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday is the one we’ve all come to know this season. The name of the game isn’t small ball, it’s long ball, meaning the Twins are doing Twins-like things when they are driving the baseball a long way into the seats. And so they did... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2019

Twins get back on track with win over Rays

After the Twins rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals on Friday and Saturday, they appeared to have nothing left in a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday. Starter Michael Pineda had one bad inning and that was the game. But after a day off Monday, the Twins were back home to face the... Continue Reading »

May 29, 2019

Twins earn a series split and a whole lot more

The Twins split their two-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, beating the Crew Tuesday night, 5-3. The offense finally woke up late in the game and some familiar names sealed the win: Eddie Rosario hit his 17th home run and both Max Kepler and C.J. Cron hit RBI doubles. The Twins took a 5-0 lead... 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 13, 2019

Twins fall to earth after series split with Tigers

After a convincing sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays and another shutout in Game 1 of their series against the Detroit Tigers, it appeared the Twins were well on their way to a sweep, or at the very least, a series win over Motor City. But that was not to be. After the shutout, the... Continue Reading »

May 8, 2019

It’s back-to-back shutouts for the Twins

How about these Twins? Back-to-back shutouts, 10 games over .500 and pitcher Jose Berrios improved to 6-1 Tuesday after he and three relievers six-hit the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3-0 win. Berrios alone struck out five over seven innings with no walks and allowed only four hits. Meanwhile, catcher Mitch Garver was the hero... Continue Reading »

May 5, 2019

Twins win at Yankee Stadium for first time since Tyler Duffey pitched the game of his life

The Twins beat the New York Yankees on Saturday 7-3, which is all fine and well except that the baseball world couldn’t help but notice it was the Twins’ first win in the Bronx in almost three years. Their last win there came on June 26, 2016, a year that will live in infamy for... 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.