Category: Jose Miranda

July 8, 2024

Twins take series from Astros, face terrible White Sox Monday

The Twins’ Christian Vazquez has underwhelmed at the plate all season, but on Sunday, in the rubber match against the Houston Astros, it was the Vazquez show as he drove in all three runs for the Twins, including the walk-off dinger in the ninth that won it for Minnesota 3-2. The team banged out 11... Continue Reading »

July 7, 2024

Twins still hitting, pitching improves to even series vs. ‘Stros

The Twins keep hitting and scoring runs, but this time the pitching showed up allowing Minnesota to run away from the Houston Astros 9-3 on Saturday. Every Twins player in the lineup contributed to the 14-hit attack. Willi Castro had three hits and Max Kepler and Byron Buxton had two hits apiece. But once again... Continue Reading »

July 6, 2024

Twins’ Miranda stays hot, Astros even hotter (sort of)

It appeared the rout was official after the Houston Astros took a 13-5 lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning at Target Field on Friday. But then the Twins staged the mother of all rallies by scoring seven runs, including a Carlos Correa grand slam off flame-throwing closer Josh Hader. That made it... Continue Reading »

July 5, 2024

Twins beat up on an old friend, win big 12-3

Pitcher Kenta Maeda, who spent three seasons with the Twins, took the mound on Thursday for the Detroit Tigers and wasn’t around for long after Minnesota scored nine runs on nine hits en route to a 12-3 win that was shortened by rain in the seventh inning. The win gave the Twins a series win... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2024

Vazquez has terrible game, Twins lose 3-2 in extras to M’s

Twins catcher Christian Vazquez wasn’t entirely at fault for the club’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday, but he certainly played a large role in it due to a number of fielding goofs. He couldn’t field a ball cleanly from the outfield that allowed a run to score (and if he had the... Continue Reading »

June 27, 2024

Twins chase Snakes from desert with 7 doubles, 8-3 win

The Twins came close to beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of their three-game series. On Wednesday, they made sure of it. Minnesota pounded out 14 hits, including seven doubles, and ran away from the Snakes for an easy 8-3 win. Carlos Correa, Carlos Santana and Jose Miranda had nine of the team’s 14... Continue Reading »

June 23, 2024

Now that’s more like it: Twins rip A’s 10-2

The Twins got back to winning in a hurry on Saturday. The club scored in the first inning, the Oakland A’s followed suit, and then the Twins went to work, cracking a double, home run, single, single, double, single, double and one more single to take an 8-1 lead en route to an easy 10-2... Continue Reading »

June 17, 2024

Twins sweep A’s, win fifth straight game

The Twins are streaking again, but in a good way. They swept a four-game series from the Oakland Athletics, including Sunday’s double-header, to make it five straight wins. They also are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have pulled within a half-game of the Royals and are 5.5 games back of the Guardians. Game... Continue Reading »

June 3, 2024

Twins get series win, face Kryptonite Tuesday

It’s a good thing the Twins earned a series win over the Houston Astros on Sunday because there’s a better than average chance they are going to get swept in the Bronx when they start a three-game set Tuesday versus Gotham, also known as the New York Yankees. The Twins were swept at home by... 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.