Category: Miguel Sano

June 19, 2019

Twins get walk-off win over Red Sox in 17 innings

The Twins’ Max Kepler played hero on Tuesday and again early Wednesday morning. He hit a game-tying blast in the 13th inning and then singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 17th to beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3. It was the Twins’ first walk-off win of the season. The win also... Continue Reading »

June 17, 2019

If you wanna be the best in baseball, you beat the weakest teams in baseball

The Boston Red Sox on Sunday swept the Baltimore Orioles, the worst team in baseball. That’s a fitting and appropriate result. The Red Sox are the defending World Series champions, and even though Boston has gotten off to a slow start this year, they’ve now won five straight games. The Twins should have done the... 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 10, 2019

Twins top Tigers 12-2, win series

What? Me worry? — Alfred E. Neuman After much hand-wringing about the state of the Twins bullpen in my previous post, the Twins returned to the diamond Sunday and reminded Twins fans, including this one, that sometimes they’re not going to need a bullpen at all. In fact, the Twins have already done that several... Continue Reading »

June 3, 2019

Twins first to 40 wins in American League after taking 3-of-4 games from Rays

Sunday’s Twins win over the Tampa Bay Rays marked their 40th win of the season. They also are the first team in the American League to get to 40 wins and then there’s this accomplishment: no team in Twins history has reached 40 wins faster than the 2019 club, the team announced. Does the baseball... 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 25, 2019

The wrecking crew known as the Twins rolls on

The Twins returned home to play the Chicago White Sox Friday night and they didn’t disappoint. Backed by nine extra-base hits (six doubles and three more home runs) the Twins took an early lead, surrendered it and then slugged their way to an 11-4 comeback win. The Twins have now hit 101 home runs in... Continue Reading »

May 24, 2019

Did I say trade Miguel Sano? On second thought…

A fan’s frustrations will sometimes get the best of him. That was me, earlier in the year, after I learned that slugger Miguel Sano was injured and would miss the first part of the season. That led me to suggest that the Twins trade Sano because he’s likely to get hurt again and be slow... 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 »

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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.