Category: Joe Smith

June 24, 2022

Twins get 1-0 win over Guardians as bullpen holds the line

This time the bullpen did its job. Nick Gordon hit a solo home run and four pitchers, including three relievers, stood their ground to preserve the lead and give the Twins a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Guardians. The Twins and Cleveland are once again tied for the lead in the AL Central. Devin Smeltzer... 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 »

April 25, 2022

Byron Buxton AL MVP? Yes, I’m ready to believe

When the Twins extended Byron Buxton’s contract, it struck me as a very team-friendly deal. Although laden with incentives, it seemed that Buxton wouldn’t meet any of them because of his past struggles with injuries. For example, if he wins MVP, the Twins owe him an additional $8 million, according to MLB Trade Rumors. After... 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.