Category: Joe Ryan

October 1, 2022

One of the few silver linings of 2022: Joe Ryan’s pitching

Joe Ryan pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, earned his 13th win of the season and set a new single-season strikeout record for a Twins rookie with 151 strikeouts, eight of them in Friday’s 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. It appears this was Ryan’s last start of the season so he finishes the 2022... 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 14, 2022

Twins win, but gain no ground on Guardians. And about Joe Ryan…

The Twins need to sweep the Kansas City Royals before their away series at Cleveland and step one is in the books after they improved to 10-4 this season against the Royals with a 6-3 win on Tuesday. The Twins scored their six runs on 11 hits, getting 10 of those hits from Luis Arraez,... Continue Reading »

August 22, 2022

Twins need series split with Rangers before facing Astros

The Twins’ four-game winning streak came to end on Saturday after they lost in extra-innings to the Texas Rangers. And then it became back-to-back losses after they managed only four measly hits in a 7-0 loss to Texas on Sunday. The Twins now seek a split of the series against the Rangers on Monday. Sonny... Continue Reading »

August 10, 2022

If the Twins should meet the Dodgers in the World Series…

I have a dream that the Twins win the division, then make their way through the postseason to the World Series. And then that dream turns into a nightmare because they have to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s then that I hear a chorus of Twins fans say, “Well, at least we made it... Continue Reading »

August 4, 2022

New additions help Twins take series from Tigers

The Twins got a series win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, getting key contributions from three new faces: catcher Sandy Leon, who drove in two runs and had the only extra-base hit for the Twins, and relievers Michael Fulmer and Jorge Lopez. Fulmer pitched a scoreless sixth inning and Lopez locked down his 20th... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2022

The Twins have no business losing to the Detroit Tigers

One would think that after a walk-off win on Monday, followed by some pre-game wheeling and dealing to bolster the lineup, that the Twins would emerge from the dugout inspired, a team ready to take on the New York Yankees, let alone the Detroit Tigers. Instead, the Twins took a 2-0 lead over the Tigers... Continue Reading »

August 1, 2022

Will home cooking be the difference in August for the Twins?

The Twins dropped two of three games to the San Diego Padres and now come home, as many in Twins Territory have noted, to play 20 of 28 games at Target Field in August. But that might sound better than it actually looks, because although the Twins play the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2022

Twins take 2 from terrible Tigers

The Twins made quick work of the Detroit Tigers over the weekend, outscoring Motown 17-5 to sweep the short, two-game series. They are welcome wins and it appears the All-Star break did the Twins some good after their pre-break 11-0 letdown against the Chicago White Sox. Starter Joe Ryan won on Saturday, allowing one run... 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.