Category: Gary Sanchez

May 23, 2022

Twins sweep Royals, improve to 25-16

The Twins almost made me eat my words. After I touted them as a “pretty good team, folks” (see previous post), the Kansas City Royals raced out to a 6-0 lead on Sunday, dashing any chances, or so it appeared, of a three-game sweep. But then the Twins scored five runs in the eighth inning,... Continue Reading »

May 22, 2022

The Twins are pretty good, folks

The Twins are 20-8 since a 4-8 start to the season in April, and victory No. 24 was a series-winning 9-2 blowout over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. The Twins took an early lead, then piled on late, taking advantage of six walks issued by Royals’ pitching. The top of the order was on... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2022

A’s snap losing streak to Twins, win 5-2

The Twins fell to 4-1 on the season against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday after the Athletics pulled away in the seventh inning for a 5-2 win. Dylan Bundy was back on the mound after he was sidelined by COVID-19, although he was pulled after only three innings and 54 pitches in favor of Josh... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2022

Twins sweep A’s, improve to 7-3 in 1-run games

The Twins keep winning by the smallest of margins and they did it again Sunday to sweep the Oakland A’s 4-3. The club rallied from an early deficit with a three-run third inning, then the bullpen, which has been terrific, allowed only two hits the rest of the way. Reliever Caleb Thielbar struck out the... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2022

Twins get back to winning, edge A’s 2-1

A lot has happened to the Minnesota Twins in the past 48 hours. Manager Rocco Baldelli, infielder Luis Arraez and pitcher Dylan Bundy have been sidelined by COVID-19, the $100 million man Carlos Correa is day-to-day with finger soreness after he was hit by a pitch, and in his place the team called up shortstop... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2022

Twins rip Red Sox, but may have lost Buxton to yet another injury

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan looked great, Miguel Sano finally broke out of a long hitless streak with a home run and the Rod Carew-like Luis Arraez cracked an RBI double to pace the Twins to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. But all of that was overshadowed by what happened... Continue Reading »

April 14, 2022

Twins look completely overmatched in series versus Dodgers

Boy, oh, boy, major league baseball teams are not created equal, are they? The big-money, big-talent Los Angeles Dodgers looked every bit the part in their short, two-game series with the Twins. The Twins are nothing to sneeze at this season as well, but after a 7-2 loss on Tuesday and an ugly 7-0 loss... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2022

Twins smash 6 home runs, get first win of 2022

After two near misses to start the season, the 0-2 Twins made Game 3 a laugher, hitting six home runs, including a grand slam, to win 10-4 over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. The Twins now have a chance to even the series on Monday. Monstruoso.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/0Cw1BJmsux — Twins Brasil šŸ‡§šŸ‡·āš¾ (@TwinsBrasil) April 10, 2022... Continue Reading »

April 9, 2022

1 run the difference as Twins lose home opener

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan made one mistake on Friday, serving up a first-inning two-run home run that would stand for the remainder of the game, ending in a 2-1 win for the Seattle Mariners. Otherwise, Ryan and three relievers pitched pretty well, striking out 11 batters and limiting the M’s to just two runs... Continue Reading »

Hi, Iā€™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.