Category: Christian Vazquez

April 18, 2024

No hitting, no pitching is a deadly combination in baseball

The Twins were swept by the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, raising new questions about the team’s ability to hit and pitch. The club showed little of either in 7-4 and 11-3 losses on Monday and Tuesday, then the pitching improved on Wednesday, but the Twins managed to score only two runs on five hits in... Continue Reading »

March 10, 2024

Twins beat Yankees, which always feels good to say

The Twins’ Byron Buxton had an all-world day on Saturday. He hit two triples, a home run, scored three runs and drove in four more to pace Minnesota to a 10-7 win over the New York Yankees. In addition to Buck’s three hits, the team came up with 16 more, including three hits apiece from... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2023

Twins rout Cubs again. Is the great winning streak about to begin?

The Twins kept their feet on the gas pedal in Saturday’s 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, then they stomped on it Sunday, scoring 16 runs on 18 hits, including 10 extra-base hits, to run away from the lovable losers by a margin of 16-3. Last week, after the Twins lost consecutive series to the... 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 9, 2023

Undaunted by grand slam, Twins pull away with big home run of their own

Kyle Farmer, the walk-off hero of the home opener, gave the Twins an early lead on Saturday and then Byron Buxton extended it to give the club a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros. The Twins go for the sweep on Sunday. It first appeared that the Twins were going to blow out the Astros... Continue Reading »

April 2, 2023

For the Twins, it’s back to back wins to start the 2023 season

The Twins blanked the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on opening day, then did it all over again on Saturday by the same margin, making it the first time in franchise history that the Twins have started a season with consecutive shutouts. Oddly enough, the two games were even more identical than that because Pablo Lopez... Continue Reading »

December 18, 2022

At least the Twins have Jose De Leon, right?

What a week to be a Minnesota Twins fan. After it appeared the Twins might be on the verge of retaining Carlos Correa and adding San Francisco Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon, Correa exited stage left for a ridiculous amount of money to play for those Giants, while Rodon was snapped up by the team that... 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.