Category: Joey Gallo

April 20, 2023

Twins snap 3-game losing streak with power display, rip Red Sox 10-4

The Twins struck out a lot in their series against the New York Yankees and in Tuesday’s loss to pitcher Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox, but on Wednesday they found their stroke, scoring 10 runs on nine hits, including three home runs from rookie Eddie Julien, Oregon state man Trevor Larnach and Joey... Continue Reading »

April 13, 2023

Twins improve to 8-4. Will they be 8-8 after visit to the Bronx?

The Twins improved to 8-4 after they took the series from the Chicago White Sox, winning Tuesday 4-3 on a walk-off throwing error, then beat them again on Wednesday, 3-1, in a game that was marred by a serious injury to infielder Kyle Farmer. Farmer was hit in the face by a pitch from White... Continue Reading »

April 9, 2023

Undaunted by grand slam, Twins pull away with big home run of their own

Kyle Farmer, the walk-off hero of the home opener, gave the Twins an early lead on Saturday and then Byron Buxton extended it to give the club a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros. The Twins go for the sweep on Sunday. It first appeared that the Twins were going to blow out the Astros... Continue Reading »

April 4, 2023

Will the Twins be 6-0 by Thursday?

The Twins’ home opener is Thursday against the Houston Astros and there’s a good chance, based on the way they have come roaring out of the gates, that the team remains undefeated by then. That’s because the Twins swept the Kansas City Royals over the weekend and started the week with an 11-1 blowout of... Continue Reading »

April 2, 2023

For the Twins, it’s back to back wins to start the 2023 season

The Twins blanked the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on opening day, then did it all over again on Saturday by the same margin, making it the first time in franchise history that the Twins have started a season with consecutive shutouts. Oddly enough, the two games were even more identical than that because Pablo Lopez... Continue Reading »

March 30, 2023

The regular season is here: What say you about the Twins?

The Twins won their final spring game over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-5, and now hit the road to face the Kansas City Royals Thursday for Game 1 of the 2023 season. I intended to list a number of major league predictions for the new season, including, of course, where those Sybil the Soothsayers place the... Continue Reading »

March 23, 2023

Now that’s more like it, Twins fans

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak this week with 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, and then turned it into a two-game winning streak with a convincing, this-is-what-I-expect-from-the-Twins kinda win against the Boston Red Sox. It wasn’t just a win, but an 11-0 beat down of the Sox at Jet Blue Park in... Continue Reading »

March 14, 2023

Any Twins win over the Yankees is a good win

The calendar might say March, but who cares when it’s Twins vs. Yankees? Any win over their arch-rival is something to celebrate. Max Kepler hit a home run and that’s all the Twins needed on Monday in their 1-0 win as seven pitchers took the mound to three-hit the Bronx Bombers. The win went to... Continue Reading »

March 9, 2023

Something actually resembling a Twins lineup played baseball this week

A Twins lineup consisting of Joey Gallo, Carlos Correa, Max Kepler, Jose Miranda, Donovan Solano, Kyle Farmer, Michael Taylor, Trevor Larnach and Ryan Jeffers — in other words, a lineup we might actually see during the regular season — took the field this week and won, edging the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 in Grapefruit League action.... 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.