Category: Jorge Polanco

October 4, 2021

The real 2021 Twins finally showed up on the last day of the season

The team I think we all knew the Twins could be, a team that would make an immediate impact with its hitting, pitching and bullpen, finally showed up on Oct. 3, 2021, the final game of the season. It was hard not to feel that way watching them play on Sunday. Luis Arraez, the best... Continue Reading »

September 12, 2021

Familiar win-loss pattern continues for Twins (but at least the pitching future looks bright)

A four-game losing streak was followed by a four-game winning streak, followed by a loss and then a win on Saturday over the Kansas City Royals, 9-2. What does it all mean? Not much. The Twins finished a game over .500 in August and so far are playing .500 ball in September, which isn’t nearly... Continue Reading »

September 7, 2021

Polanco’s big day helps Twins take Game 1 in Cleveland

One day it’s Nick Gordon, the next it’s Jorge Polanco. A day after Gordon played a key role in a Twins win, Polanco stepped up Monday and showed why he is leading the team in every major offensive category. He went to the plate five times and banged out three doubles, a home run, scored... Continue Reading »

August 26, 2021

Twins beat Boston, Robles with late-inning blasts

On Tuesday, former Twins reliever Hansel Robles locked down his 11th save of the season in an 11-9 Red Sox win. On Wednesday, the Twins made sure that didn’t happen again. The Red Sox forced extra innings after they rallied to tie the game at 4-4. But in the top of the 10th, the Twins... Continue Reading »

August 25, 2021

Losing streak grows to 4 games after Twins drop Game 1 in Boston

The Twins put up a fight in their Game 1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, but couldn’t overcome nine runs allowed through five innings, finally losing 11-9. It was a long night for rookie pitcher Griffin Jax, who was handed a 3-1 lead — Max Kepler hit a first-inning leadoff triple —... Continue Reading »

August 19, 2021

Twins get 4th straight series win. Now, will the momentum matter against the Yanks?

The Twins took three of four games from the Astros, and two of three games from the White Sox, Rays and Guardians, giving the club its fourth straight series win, including yet another walk-off win on Wednesday. And once again the game-winning hit was delivered by Mr. Clutch himself, Jorge Polanco. Facing a bases loaded... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2021

Deja Vu all over again as Twins walk it off for 5-4 win

You weren’t seeing double on Monday, Twins fans. Jorge Polanco delivered the key hit, Max Kepler scored the winning run and the Twins edged the Cleveland Guardians 5-4 in 10 innings to win their second straight game in walk-off fashion on Monday. The Twins are now 8-3 in their last 11 games. However, Monday’s win... Continue Reading »

August 16, 2021

Here come the second-half Twins. Just like Kevin Tapani

The Twins recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the team that won the 1991 World Series, including bringing former players to Target Field. Among them: Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani, who went 16-9 that season with a 2.99 ERA. Tapani started the 1991 season at 2-6 before going 14-3 to finish it, according to Baseball-Reference.com. The... Continue Reading »

August 12, 2021

Well, what do you know? Twins get series win over White Sox

The one team that has had the Twins’ number all season? The Chicago White Sox. But this time the Twins turned the tables on them and won two of three games, including Wednesday’s 1-0 victory. And two young pitchers are beginning to make a difference for the Twins. Griffin Jax struck out 10 on Tuesday... 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.