Category: Carlos Correa

May 10, 2023

For the Twins, the math looks like this: 1 run over 2 games equals 2 losses

The Twins suddenly can’t hit or score runs, which has this fan seriously concerned after looking at the team’s remaining schedule for May. After losing back-to-back series to the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians, including Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Guards (in which the Twins generated a grand total of one hit), they are... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2023

At least Max Kepler can hit home runs in Cleveland

When the Twins are in Cleveland, make sure right fielder Max Kepler is in the lineup. Kepler has hit his 15th and 16th career home runs in the Twins’ current series against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. His two-run blast on Friday was all the scoring the Twins needed with Bailey Ober on the... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2023

More games against the Twins is all the White Sox needed, apparently

Coming off a convincing series win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins seemed poised to keep on winning in Chicago against a White Sox team that has accomplished little so far this season. But after two games, it is the White Sox celebrating their first series win of 2023, while the Twins’ two losses... Continue Reading »

April 23, 2023

It’s only April, right?

After two very convincing wins over the New York Yankees earlier this month, it appeared this Twins team was on the verge of something special — so special in fact that we would soon forget about how disappointing the past two seasons were. But since then — other than one easy win over the Boston... Continue Reading »

April 14, 2023

The monkey is dead! (maybe)

The hairy old chimp wearing a New York Yankees uniform that has been standing on the shoulders of the Twins organization for the past 20 years probably isn’t dead, but he was thrown to the ground and possibly is dazed and confused after the Twins walloped their arch-rival 11-2 Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. And... Continue Reading »

April 13, 2023

Twins improve to 8-4. Will they be 8-8 after visit to the Bronx?

The Twins improved to 8-4 after they took the series from the Chicago White Sox, winning Tuesday 4-3 on a walk-off throwing error, then beat them again on Wednesday, 3-1, in a game that was marred by a serious injury to infielder Kyle Farmer. Farmer was hit in the face by a pitch from White... Continue Reading »

April 8, 2023

Hero Farmer wins it for Twins in 10th inning

The Twins tied the game in the sixth inning on a wild pitch, then finally came through with the bats late to get a 3-2 walk-off win over the Houston Astros during Friday’s home opener at Target Field. Despite rapping 11 hits, the runs were hard to come by, largely because the team went 2-for-11... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2023

So much for remaining undefeated by the home opener

The Twins’ winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, as I suspected it might, after defending National League Cy Young award winner Sandy Alcantara worked his magic and blanked the club on three hits. Sandy went the distance, issuing one walk and striking out five. The only Twins with hits were Carlos Correa, Trevor... Continue Reading »

January 16, 2023

We hardly missed ye, Carlos Correa

Shortstop Carlos Correa, one of the top free agents of the baseball offseason is, incredibly, back with the Twins after taking one of the strangest free-agent journeys in recent memory, if not the strangest. The Twins initially found themselves out of the running to retain the star that played for them in 2022, as Correa... 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.