Category: Chris Paddack

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 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 24, 2024

Twins fall to 8-17. Does it matter?

The Twins finally lost a see-saw game to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. They took an early lead, they gave up that lead, and then they pulled ahead, only to fall behind after serving up a grand slam. And then a Boston reliever, who couldn’t throw strikes to save his life, made things very... Continue Reading »

October 12, 2023

It’s over: 2023 season ends as Twins lose game, series to Houston

The offense disappeared for the second straight night and Houston did just enough to edge the Twins 3-2 on Wednesday to advance to the American League Championship Series and make it an all-Texas affair, Astros versus Rangers. What happened to these Twins the past two games? They reverted to their regular season form by striking... Continue Reading »

October 1, 2023

Make sure the Twins’ youth movement is part of postseason play

The Twins’ youth movement, otherwise known as the rookies and young players who have stepped up in Byron Buxton’s absence and Carlos Correa’s down year at the plate, stepped up again big time in the team’s win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Oregon State man Trevor Larnach hit a grand slam, Matt Wallner hit... 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 »

September 25, 2023

Twins get back on track, beat Halos 9-3 to take series

I guess all the Twins needed on Sunday was a 50-minute rain delay because once they retook the field they added to their 4-3 lead with a single, a double and two home runs, including Max Kepler’s team-leading 23rd dinger, to run away from the Angels, 9-3. The Twins are again 10 games above .500... 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 »

September 5, 2022

Twins snap losing streak, now face Kryptonite for 4 games

The Twins on Sunday got exactly what they needed before they face the New York Yankees: a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox and a Cleveland Guardians loss (their fifth straight), which means the Twins and Guards are tied for the AL division lead at 68-64. Once again, the Twins didn’t hit that well... 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.