Category: Carlos Santana

May 13, 2024

Twins’ Ober carries club to series win over Blue Jays

Sunday’s series win over the Toronto Blue Jays belonged to Twins starter Bailey Ober. Ober was masterful, limiting the Blue Jays to just one hit over six-plus innings with 10 strikeouts. He walked off the mound, the offense kicked it into gear and everyone exited with a 5-1 win. As for Ober, he improved to... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2024

Twins make it 8 straight wins with Game 1 victory at Chicago

Back-to-back sweeps and a Game 1 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Monday has extended the Twins’ winning streak to eight games, the team’s longest since June 2011. Monday’s win wasn’t nearly as explosive as the weekend series with the Angels, the Twins scoring only three runs on four hits. They got a two-run... Continue Reading »

April 28, 2024

The Twins are alive and kicking

A week ago the Twins had slumped to a record of 7-13, leaving many fans, including this one, with questions about whether the club was truly up to the task of defending their division title. The team was struggling to hit and the injuries were piling up. In the glass-half-empty world of Twins fandom, many... Continue Reading »

April 21, 2024

Twins win. Barely

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Although the Twins won, the one element of their game that was a problem last season and has become a major issue this season is hitting with runners in scoring position. Given the win, one might think they... 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 »

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.