Category: Chris Paddack

June 26, 2024

Twins come up a little short in 5-4 loss to Diamondbacks

The Twins rallied to tie the game 4-4 on Tuesday, then watched as the bullpen coughed up an additional run late to lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in Game 1 of a three-game set in the desert. Starter Joe Ryan got into trouble early and the Twins found themselves down 4-0. But Byron Buxton... Continue Reading »

June 22, 2024

And just like that the Twins have a 3-game losing streak

What do we know about these 2024 Minnesota Twins? That the wins and losses come in bunches. Fresh off a six-game winning streak, the Twins have now lost three straight. They dropped a series at home to the Tampa Bay Rays and on Friday they lost Game 1 of a three-game set on the road... Continue Reading »

June 17, 2024

Twins sweep A’s, win fifth straight game

The Twins are streaking again, but in a good way. They swept a four-game series from the Oakland Athletics, including Sunday’s double-header, to make it five straight wins. They also are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have pulled within a half-game of the Royals and are 5.5 games back of the Guardians. Game... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2024

New winning streak underway as Twins take Game 1 from Rockies

Put it down as two wins in a row for these streaky Twins after they beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Monday in Game 1 of their three-game series. Royce Lewis delivered the big blow, a two-run home run, and Twins pitching did the rest. Chris Paddack earned the win, scattering six hits across six... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2024

It’s Twins/Yankees: You know the drill by now

The Twins lost again to the New York Yankees on Wednesday for the six-millionth time, which is an exaggeration, of course, but for Twins fans it might as well be the truth because we have suffered loss after loss to this team for way too long. In fact, the unbelievable lopsided nature of this rivalry... Continue Reading »

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 20, 2024

Twins swept again. Where’s that damn sausage?

A 12-game winning streak has been followed by a six-game losing streak after the Twins were swept by the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians, who won again on Sunday in walk-off fashion, 5-2. The loss was made even more painful because the Twins had managed to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2024

Say it one more time: It’s the Yankees, Twins fans

Last season the Twins won a season series over the New York Yankees for the first time since 2001. Think about that for a moment: they finally won a series for the FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS. As much as I would like that to continue — and the Twins have two more games against... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2024

It’s a win, but not a winning streak

The Twins and M’s have so far traded punches in this four-game series and appear likely to walk away with two wins apiece. For the moment, though, the Twins are looking for the series win on Thursday after their 6-3 victory on Wednesday. It was a balanced win. The team got plenty of pop from... 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.