Category: Michael Pineda

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 »

April 14, 2019

Back home and back in the win column

After an ugly loss to the New York Mets, and an off day due to snow (of course), the Twins took advantage of some base on balls and strung together enough singles to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday. The Twins didn’t have an extra-base hit, but still made the most of five singles... Continue Reading »

April 7, 2019

Power display helps Twins even series with Phillies

The Twins hit three home runs, Byron Buxton threw out Bryce Harper at the plate and team pitching was much improved to help the club even its series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. Speedy outfielder Buxton scored the first run of the game on a Jake Arrieta wild pitch, then... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2019

The team we all know the Twins can be

On paper, the Twins look like a vastly improved, competitive team. In reality, I’m happy to report that they appear to be just as good after they beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Sunday. After Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi pitched well in the first two games of the series, Michael Pineda continued the streak... Continue Reading »

March 31, 2019

Twins lose, but the pitching so far has been fantastic

Jose Berrios struck out 10 batters on opening day and Jake Odorizzi made it 11 on Saturday, so what can we expect from Michael Pineda on Sunday? At the very least, we likely can expect another close game, if there’s a game at all (more on that in a moment). But first, Saturday’s game. Odorizzi... Continue Reading »

March 27, 2019

On the eve of a new season, some encouraging signs for the Twins

The Twins wrapped up spring training on Tuesday with a 5-5 tie against the Colorado Rockies. A blowout win over the Rockies would have been an even better message for fans, but the Twins still showed promise in the right areas in Tuesday’s tie game for 2019. Starter Michael Pineda got through a rough first... Continue Reading »

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.