Category: Framber Valdez

June 12, 2024

Twins fall short in disappointing loss to Rockies

And I thought Houston’s Framber Valdez had the Twins’ number. Rockies pitcher Cal Quantrill, who knows the Twins best from his years with the Cleveland Guardians, improved to 6-0 career versus Minnesota on Tuesday after he scattered only three hits across six scoreless innings in a 5-4 win. The Twins made things interesting against the... Continue Reading »

June 2, 2024

Valdez strikes again and the Twins lose (and they usually do to this guy)

Framber Valdez’s career record versus the Twins improved to 4-1 on Saturday after he no-hit the club for six innings, then finally exited in the seventh, allowing just a run on two hits in a 5-2 win for the Houston Astros. The Twins had a grand total of four hits. Meanwhile, Twins starter Joe Ryan... Continue Reading »

October 11, 2023

Seriously, Rocco, there’s no need to pitch to Yordan Alvarez. Walk the guy

It was over before it ever really began. The Houston Astros scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, scoring again in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings to blow out the Twins 9-1 in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday. It’s a huge disappointment... Continue Reading »

October 9, 2023

Lopez, Correa come up huge as Twins even series with Astros

Pablo Lopez pitched seven innings of shutout baseball and Carlos Correa drove in three runs to lead the Twins to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Sunday. The series is now tied at a game apiece. Games 3 and 4 are at Target Field,... Continue Reading »

November 7, 2022

Of course Twins-beating Framber Valdez won Game 6 of the World Series

Growing up one of my favorite movies was an early 1970s Western called, “Valdez is Coming,” starring Burt Lancaster as Bob Valdez. His character is badly mistreated by a rancher in the film, which finally prompts Valdez to seek revenge. As he sets out on his vengeful path, he delivers a message that is forwarded... 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.