Category: Bailey Ober

April 18, 2022

It was a battle of sacrifice flies until it wasn’t

Does Kyle Garlick really need to pinch hit for Nick Gordon? OK, moving on…  Through seven innings of Sunday’s game between the Twins and Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox held a one-run lead. GET BAILEY OBER A FUCKING RUN OR TWO HOLY SHIT #MNTWINS — Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) April 17, 2022 Twins starting... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2022

Twins smash 6 home runs, get first win of 2022

After two near misses to start the season, the 0-2 Twins made Game 3 a laugher, hitting six home runs, including a grand slam, to win 10-4 over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. The Twins now have a chance to even the series on Monday. Monstruoso.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/0Cw1BJmsux — Twins Brasil 🇧🇷⚾ (@TwinsBrasil) April 10, 2022... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2022

Twins get to .500 with 2-0 win over Red Sox

After a 1-5 start to spring training, the Twins have gone 8-4, including their 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit solo home runs and that was enough because Twins pitching limited the Sox to three hits. Twins pitcher Bailey Ober pitched four scoreless innings with three... Continue Reading »

March 30, 2022

A single one day, a homer the next for Twins’ Carlos Correa

I like writing this: The Twins’ Carlos Correa. That’s right, folks. He is ours and he is quickly living up to the hype, the praise and the money after he singled in his spring training debut on Sunday, then homered on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays in what would be a 4-2 Twins loss.... Continue Reading »

March 20, 2022

Twins top Gray, Sanchez, Urshela trades with 3-year deal to get Carlos Correa

Days after landing pitcher Sonny Gray, catcher Gary Sanchez and infielder Gio Urshela, the Twins pulled off an even bigger blockbuster overnight Saturday, agreeing to a three-year $105.3 million deal to get free agent shortstop Carlos Correa, according to various reports. “The top free agent of the winter goes to Minnesota in a stunner,” ESPN’S... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2021

Twins split series with Toronto after clutch hitting disappears

The Twins had to settle with a four-game split in their series against the Toronto Blue Jays. After wins Thursday and Friday, the Twins lost 6-1 on Saturday and 5-2 on Sunday. Contributing to the two losses was a serious lack of situational hitting. Over the weekend, the Twins went 1-for-16 with runners in scoring... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2021

How do you like the Twins now, Canada?

The spoiler tour rolled on Friday after the Twins topped the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1, knocking the Jays two games back in the AL wild card race. The Jays now find themselves tied with the Seattle Mariners for that second wild card spot. Not only did the Twins best the Jays for the second night... Continue Reading »

September 13, 2021

Twins drop series to Royals, get Kryptonite Monday

After losing two of three games to the Kansas City Royals, including 5-3 on Sunday, the Twins now head to The Bronx to play a makeup game against the Yankees on Monday. It sure would be nice to see the Twins win, but that seems unlikely because (a) it’s the New York Yankees and (b)... Continue Reading »

September 12, 2021

Familiar win-loss pattern continues for Twins (but at least the pitching future looks bright)

A four-game losing streak was followed by a four-game winning streak, followed by a loss and then a win on Saturday over the Kansas City Royals, 9-2. What does it all mean? Not much. The Twins finished a game over .500 in August and so far are playing .500 ball in September, which isn’t nearly... 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.