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April 22, 2018

Hmm… 15 games into the season and I am underwhelmed by these Twins

On paper, this team makes a lot of sense and looks like a winner. In reality, the 2018 Minnesota Twins are a work in progress. After splitting a two-game series with the Cleveland Indians in Puerto Rico, the team flew to Tampa to take on the lowly Rays, who were 5-13 at the time and... Continue Reading »

April 19, 2018

Twins finally top Tribe 2-1 in 16 innings

If Wednesday’s 16-inning game between the Twins and Cleveland Indians is an indication of things to come, we can expect the two teams to duel all season long for bragging rights in the American League Central. And like two evenly matched teams, the Twins and Tribe split their first meeting of the season. Ace Corey... Continue Reading »

April 13, 2018

A good night for the Twins: Berrios fans 11, Mauer gets his 2,000th hit

Who had the better night in the Twins’ 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday? Pitcher Jose Berrios or homegrown Twin Joe Mauer? I’m going with Berrios, who struck out 11 batters in seven innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only three hits and no White Sox baserunner advanced to second base, according... Continue Reading »

April 6, 2018

Twins finish strong after another slow start

I guess you can’t blame the Twins for getting off to a slow start in Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Despite the sunshine, it was a cold home opener, which I can personally attest to because my son and I had 300-level seats behind home plate. Target Field is small enough that even... Continue Reading »

April 3, 2018

Lance Lynn can’t extend streak of quality starts for Twins

The streak of quality starts for Twins pitching ended at three games after Lance Lynn, who joined the Twins as a free agent during the offseason, was lit up for five runs, including a grand slam, in the first inning of Monday’s 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Twins rallied late in the game,... Continue Reading »

April 2, 2018

What’s wrong with Twins pitching? Absolutely nothing

Jake Odorizzi pitched well, Kyle Gibson pitched a no-hitter through six innings, but leave it to Jose Berrios to top them all after he pitched a complete game shutout, limiting the Baltimore Orioles to just three hits. He struck out six over nine innings and had one walk in Sunday’s 7-0 win. If this is... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2018

What? Me worry?

Despite the walk-off home run served up by the Twins bullpen in Thursday’s Opening Day loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the overall pitching was pretty good. And on Saturday it was even better. Twins pitching no-hit the Orioles until they got a hit with two outs in the eighth inning. Reliever Gabriel Moya then surrendered... Continue Reading »

March 25, 2018

Where will the Twins finish in 2018? Some predictions

It’s that time of year again when sports publications and sports pages unveil their predictions for major league baseball. And many have praised the Twins for getting better in the offseason, but it’s still not enough, they say, to challenge the Cleveland Indians for the top spot in the American League Central. In other words,... Continue Reading »

March 22, 2018

Erick Aybar fails to make Twins’ roster, despite Polanco suspension

In a surprise move, veteran infielder Erick Aybar will not make the Twins’ roster out of spring training, despite the recent 80-game suspension of Jorge Polanco, the team’s starting shortstop. That was one of a flurry of moves the team made on Thursday, according to MLB.com. Aybar was among several who didn’t make the team,... Continue Reading »

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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.