Category: Jake Odorizzi

June 16, 2019

Should the Twins take a flier on reliever Cody Allen?

Cody Allen, a former lights out reliever for the Cleveland Indians, has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to various reports. Allen struggled last season with the Angels, and this season wasn’t any better, which finally led the Halos to effectively cut ties with the closer. Despite two down... Continue Reading »

June 3, 2019

Twins first to 40 wins in American League after taking 3-of-4 games from Rays

Sunday’s Twins win over the Tampa Bay Rays marked their 40th win of the season. They also are the first team in the American League to get to 40 wins and then there’s this accomplishment: no team in Twins history has reached 40 wins faster than the 2019 club, the team announced. Does the baseball... Continue Reading »

May 27, 2019

Twins show no mercy against weaker teams. Now, can they beat the good teams?

These are the best of times to be a Twins fan. After their shutout win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, the Twins are now 20 games over .500, 11-1 in their last 12 games and they have a 10-game lead on the second-place Cleveland Indians. They also just completed a second consecutive sweep.... Continue Reading »

May 21, 2019

Back to winning as Twins beat Angels in Game 1

The Twins dropped the final game of its four-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, but the team got right back to its winning ways on Monday with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jake Odorizzi and three relievers six-hit the Halos and slugger Miguel Sano delivered the big blow,... Continue Reading »

May 8, 2019

It’s back-to-back shutouts for the Twins

How about these Twins? Back-to-back shutouts, 10 games over .500 and pitcher Jose Berrios improved to 6-1 Tuesday after he and three relievers six-hit the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3-0 win. Berrios alone struck out five over seven innings with no walks and allowed only four hits. Meanwhile, catcher Mitch Garver was the hero... Continue Reading »

May 5, 2019

Twins win at Yankee Stadium for first time since Tyler Duffey pitched the game of his life

The Twins beat the New York Yankees on Saturday 7-3, which is all fine and well except that the baseball world couldn’t help but notice it was the Twins’ first win in the Bronx in almost three years. Their last win there came on June 26, 2016, a year that will live in infamy for... Continue Reading »

May 2, 2019

Confirmed: Good pitching matters

The Twins and Houston Astros have two of the best offenses in the American League. The Astros have scored the fifth-most runs in the league and the Twins are right behind them at No. 6, according to Baseball-Reference.com. But look what good pitching can do to two teams that can hit, hit with power and... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2019

The Twins continue to win. Now, where are the fans?

The Twins improved to 17-9 on Monday. They also are 8-2 in their last 10 games, they went 6-0 against the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the season series and they remain atop the AL Central with a 2.5 game lead on the Cleveland Indians. All of that, you would think, would be enough to get... Continue Reading »

April 22, 2019

Twins pad lead just in time because Houston awaits

The Twins swept the sad-sack Baltimore Orioles, moved five games above .500 and have a one-game lead on the Cleveland Indians after the Tribe were blown out by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The timing couldn’t be better for the Twins because now they’re going to get their first real test of the season when... Continue Reading »

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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.