Category: Emilio Pagan

September 6, 2022

Twins vs. Yankees: You know the result

I’ve run out of theories as to why the Twins struggle so mightily to beat the New York Yankees, so it is what it is, folks, which means only one thing: the Twins lost again Monday by a score of 5-2. The managers occasionally change, the players a little more frequently but the results never... Continue Reading »

August 22, 2022

Twins need series split with Rangers before facing Astros

The Twins’ four-game winning streak came to end on Saturday after they lost in extra-innings to the Texas Rangers. And then it became back-to-back losses after they managed only four measly hits in a 7-0 loss to Texas on Sunday. The Twins now seek a split of the series against the Rangers on Monday. Sonny... Continue Reading »

August 15, 2022

The season is slip slidin’ away, Twins fans

It’s one thing to lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in baseball; it’s quite another to lose to the team across town, a club that’s 23 games out of first place in the AL West. But that’s exactly what happened to the Twins. After an encouraging win Friday over the Angels, they... Continue Reading »

August 10, 2022

If the Twins should meet the Dodgers in the World Series…

I have a dream that the Twins win the division, then make their way through the postseason to the World Series. And then that dream turns into a nightmare because they have to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s then that I hear a chorus of Twins fans say, “Well, at least we made it... Continue Reading »

August 5, 2022

Can the Twins’ Michael Fulmer and Jorge Lopez pitch every day?

Twins Territory got a good look at two new additions to the team on Wednesday, seeing the recently acquired Michael Fulmer and Jorge Lopez pitch scoreless frames en route to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. After Thursday’s disaster of a game, those same fans might be asking: How often can Fulmer and Lopez... Continue Reading »

August 1, 2022

Will home cooking be the difference in August for the Twins?

The Twins dropped two of three games to the San Diego Padres and now come home, as many in Twins Territory have noted, to play 20 of 28 games at Target Field in August. But that might sound better than it actually looks, because although the Twins play the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals... Continue Reading »

July 16, 2022

The All-Star break can’t come soon enough for these Twins

One would think that after Jose Miranda’s dramatic walk-off home run on Wednesday it might create some good mojo, or juju or vibrations that would be felt throughout the team in time for their series against the Chicago White Sox. But apparently that did not happen because the Twins were blown out on Thursday 12-2... Continue Reading »

June 30, 2022

Twins lose to Guardians 7-6 after bullpen blows 3-run lead

Any takers out there for reliever Emilio Pagan? I have this vision that the front office tandem of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, otherwise known as Falvey & Co on this blog, were busy working the phones after the Twins’ terrible loss in Cleveland Wednesday night, trying their best to shore up some holes in... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2022

Twins win first 2 of 3 games against Guardians

The Twins have outscored the Cleveland Guardians 19-4 over the first three games of the five-game series between the two clubs. The Twins won 11-1 Monday and split a doubleheader on Tuesday, losing 3-2 and then winning again 6-0. In the second game, the Twins scored six runs on 13 hits, including three home runs... 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.