Category: Christian Vazquez

July 8, 2024

Twins take series from Astros, face terrible White Sox Monday

The Twins’ Christian Vazquez has underwhelmed at the plate all season, but on Sunday, in the rubber match against the Houston Astros, it was the Vazquez show as he drove in all three runs for the Twins, including the walk-off dinger in the ninth that won it for Minnesota 3-2. The team banged out 11... Continue Reading »

July 4, 2024

At least there were fireworks after the game

Two Twins rookies had two completely different games on Wednesday. Starter David Festa struck out six batters with no walks over five innings. The only problem is he allowed seven runs on nine hits, including a solo home run, a two-run shot and a grand slam that ultimately handed the Detroit Tigers a 9-2 win.... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2024

Vazquez has terrible game, Twins lose 3-2 in extras to M’s

Twins catcher Christian Vazquez wasn’t entirely at fault for the club’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday, but he certainly played a large role in it due to a number of fielding goofs. He couldn’t field a ball cleanly from the outfield that allowed a run to score (and if he had the... Continue Reading »

April 25, 2024

Bottom of the order powers Twins to series win over Sox

The Twins won again on Wednesday 6-3 to make it three straight over the visiting Chicago White Sox. And the hitting came from the unlikeliest of places: the bottom of the order where players such as Christian Vazquez, Willi Castro and others have really struggled. But that all changed Wednesday as Vazquez stepped up with... Continue Reading »

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 »

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.