Category: Jhoan Duran

May 26, 2024

Streaky Twins keep on streaking, win 4th straight

So far this season the Twins have had a 12-game winning streak, a seven-game losing streak and here they are again, a game away from sweeping the Texas Rangers after they won 5-3 on Saturday. I can’t explain it but with just enough hitting and pitching they are getting the job done. They also got... Continue Reading »

May 23, 2024

Twins gets series win, but Duran serves up another dinger in 9th

The Twins made it back-to-back wins over the Washington Nationals to take the series from the Nats and distance themselves from a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win on Wednesday. The Twins took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning, but once again closer Jhoan Duran had fans chomping on their nails to the... Continue Reading »

May 20, 2024

Twins swept again. Where’s that damn sausage?

A 12-game winning streak has been followed by a six-game losing streak after the Twins were swept by the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians, who won again on Sunday in walk-off fashion, 5-2. The loss was made even more painful because the Twins had managed to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2024

Twins’ losing streak grows to 4 games after Guards take Game 1

When the Twins and Guardians get together they are almost always low-scoring affairs, and Friday was no different as the Twins opened the scoring, surrendered the lead, came back to tie the game and then watched it all go away after the Guards’ Jose Ramirez hit a solo shot for the 3-2 win. Cleveland has... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2024

It’s a win, but not a winning streak

The Twins and M’s have so far traded punches in this four-game series and appear likely to walk away with two wins apiece. For the moment, though, the Twins are looking for the series win on Thursday after their 6-3 victory on Wednesday. It was a balanced win. The team got plenty of pop from... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2024

Got sausage? Twins win again, streak stands at 11 games

The Twins ran their current winning streak to 11 games on Friday, perhaps showing the baseball naysayers that the winning is no fluke. There has been reason to wonder because a large part of their success has come at the hands of two of the worst teams in baseball: the Chicago White Sox and Los... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2024

Twins, summer sausage* roll on to 9th win in a row

Make it nine wins in a row for the Minnesota Twins after they beat the Chicago White Sox again on Tuesday, 6-5. The White Sox took an early lead, the Twins rallied for a 5-4 edge and then the South Siders tied the game and the Twins untied it on a go-ahead sacrifice fly from... Continue Reading »

April 9, 2024

Twins’ Ober shows improvement in loss to Dodgers

Starter Bailey Ober gave the Twins a much improved outing on Monday, and the bullpen wasn’t that bad either, but if all you can muster is three hits against the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t expect to win. And they didn’t, the Twins losing 4-2 to the team from Los Angeles. They are now 1-7 against... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2024

Twins fall to .500. At least they’re not the Marlins

The Twins lost their home opener to the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday, 4-2. Both teams had the same number of hits (7) and both teams each committed one error, but look at hitting with runners in scoring position and that’s where you can throw the similarities out the window. It’s not like the Guards put... 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.