Category: Alex Kirilloff

May 26, 2024

Streaky Twins keep on streaking, win 4th straight

So far this season the Twins have had a 12-game winning streak, a seven-game losing streak and here they are again, a game away from sweeping the Texas Rangers after they won 5-3 on Saturday. I can’t explain it but with just enough hitting and pitching they are getting the job done. They also got... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2024

Twins’ losing streak grows to 4 games after Guards take Game 1

When the Twins and Guardians get together they are almost always low-scoring affairs, and Friday was no different as the Twins opened the scoring, surrendered the lead, came back to tie the game and then watched it all go away after the Guards’ Jose Ramirez hit a solo shot for the 3-2 win. Cleveland has... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for walk-off win over White Sox (thank god)

The Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball, were on the verge of beating the Twins Tuesday night at Target Field, but then Trevor Larnach hit a two-run blast to inch closer to the Sox, Byron Buxton hit a solo shot to tie the game and Alex Kirilloff won it in the bottom of... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2024

3 runs on 6 hits isn’t much, but I’m sure the Twins will take it

The Twins shook off their losing ways on Wednesday and found a touch more offense to finally beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 and salvage the last game of the three-game series. The Big Bopper was Eddie Julien, who had a 3-for-4 day at the plate, including two home runs, plus three runs scored and... Continue Reading »

April 8, 2024

You know who the Twins miss? Royce Lewis

The Twins are lacking a serious spark in their lineup of late, which explains why the club was 0-for-12 on Thursday and 0-for-11 on Saturday in two losses to the Cleveland Guardians. Saturday’s loss was especially noticeable because the Twins scored one run on two hits. All of this is a reminder that Mr. Clutch,... Continue Reading »

April 4, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally to beat Brewers with 5-run inning

Through the first four games of the new season, the Twins were averaging 2.75 runs per game, the kind of run-scoring that isn’t going to win you many games. But that all changed Wednesday as the Twins scored seven runs on 11 hits, including a 5-run inning that quickly erased a one-run deficit and propelled... Continue Reading »

March 10, 2024

Twins beat Yankees, which always feels good to say

The Twins’ Byron Buxton had an all-world day on Saturday. He hit two triples, a home run, scored three runs and drove in four more to pace Minnesota to a 10-7 win over the New York Yankees. In addition to Buck’s three hits, the team came up with 16 more, including three hits apiece from... Continue Reading »

February 5, 2024

We hardly knew ye, Jorge Polanco

Second baseman Jorge Polanco, who spent 10 seasons with the Twins making him one of the longest tenured members of the club, is no longer that after he was sent to the Seattle Mariners for four players, including two proven major leaguers: Veteran pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and reliever Justin Topa. It’s a move I can... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2023

Twins make it look easy, cruise to 11-3 win over Oakland A’s

Rookie Matt Wallner crushed a first-inning grand slam and the Twins piled on from there, sending the Oakland A’s to their 109th loss of the season with an easy 11-3 win on Tuesday at Target Field. The Twins, now 84-73, end the season against two of the weakest clubs in baseball: the A’s and Colorado... Continue Reading »

Previous

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.