Category: Gilberto Celestino

October 8, 2023

No need to pitch to Yordan Alvarez, Rocco

It’s time to walk Houston’s Yordan Alvarez every time he comes to the plate. That might sound extreme, but Alvarez, who haunted the Seattle Mariners during last year’s postseason play, is up to his old tricks by hitting key home runs. He hit a two-run blast to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 lead, then... Continue Reading »

March 5, 2023

More injuries for the Twins? You can’t make this stuff up

The Minnesota Twins, who suffered through an inordinate amount of injuries last season and were quick to replace the athletic trainer as soon as the offseason arrived, find themselves already dealing with more injuries eight games into exhibition play. It’s enough to ask: What exactly is going on? This could hardly be the fault of... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2022

Finally: Twins snap 8-game losing streak to Guardians

It was back to business for pitcher Joe Ryan and the Twins, the team finally beating the Cleveland Guardians for the first time in eight games on Sunday. Ryan, who appeared no worse for wear after he missed out on a near no-hitter during his last start, fired seven-plus innings of shutout baseball and Luis... Continue Reading »

September 10, 2022

Looking up at the Guardians, White Sox after rally falls short

The Twins tumbled into third place after a six-run rally fell short on Friday, the team ultimately losing 7-6 to the Cleveland Guardians at Target Field. The loss means the Twins are now looking up at the Chicago White Sox and Guards in the division because both teams won on Friday. The Guards knocked off... Continue Reading »

September 8, 2022

Forget Twins/Yankees: It’s time to look at the remainder of the schedule

Despite three ugly losses to the New York Yankees (and probably a fourth on Thursday) the Twins, surprisingly, are still very much in the hunt for a division title in the incredibly weak American League Central. OK, yes, the division is lame, but it’s ours, and it’s still ours for the taking. How are the... Continue Reading »

August 27, 2022

Twins snap 6-game skid with 9-0 win over Giants

Maybe a healthy Twins team will be the difference in September. Outfielder Kyle Garlick returned to the lineup from the injured list on Friday and didn’t miss a beat, collecting three hits in four trips to the plate to pace a 9-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. The win — a much needed win... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2022

Twins a game back in Central after 9-0 win over Royals

The Twins finally got a laugher. They scored early and poured it on late to run away from the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday at Target Field. The Twins scored their runs on 16 hits. Luis Arraez, Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela accounted for 10 of those hits. Max Kepler played the role of... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2022

Twins take series from Toronto, get Kryptonite Tuesday

The Twins and Toronto Blue Jays traded blowout wins in the first two games of this series, and the Twins were set to do it again Sunday until reliever Tyler Duffey served up a three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth. Still, the Twins held on for the 8-6 win to take two of... Continue Reading »

May 31, 2022

Miscues sink Twins in Motown

Despite hitting three home runs, it wasn’t enough to overcome three mistakes late in the game, which led to a 7-5 Detroit win over Minnesota on Monday in Game 1 of their five-game series. Jose Miranda, Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela connected for home runs, but those three also committed two throwing errors and allowed... 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.