Category: Jose Miranda

April 16, 2024

Not sure the Twins’ Louie Varland is a starting pitcher

As much as I want to see Twins pitcher Louie Varland succeed in the big leagues, I’m just not sure he is suited to the role of starting pitcher after he lost again Monday night to the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4. Although he didn’t walk a single batter and struck out six, he still served up... Continue Reading »

April 14, 2024

Signs of life as Twins take 2 from Tigers

A seven-run inning and a solid start from a rookie pitcher helped the Twins put together back to back wins on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of the Detroit Tigers. The Twins have gone from a potentially disconcerting 4-9 record to a much more encouraging 6-7 mark heading into the series finale on Sunday. In... Continue Reading »

April 9, 2024

Twins’ Ober shows improvement in loss to Dodgers

Starter Bailey Ober gave the Twins a much improved outing on Monday, and the bullpen wasn’t that bad either, but if all you can muster is three hits against the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t expect to win. And they didn’t, the Twins losing 4-2 to the team from Los Angeles. They are now 1-7 against... Continue Reading »

February 28, 2024

The curtain hasn’t fallen on the Twins’ Jose Miranda just yet

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the wildly popular 2015 musical “Hamilton,” has watched as the curtain has been raised and fallen to adoring crowds ever since. His cousin, Twins’ infielder Jose Miranda, also had a breakout rookie season in 2022 in which he slashed .268/.325/.426 with 15 home runs and a team-leading 66 RBI. The... Continue Reading »

April 8, 2023

Hero Farmer wins it for Twins in 10th inning

The Twins tied the game in the sixth inning on a wild pitch, then finally came through with the bats late to get a 3-2 walk-off win over the Houston Astros during Friday’s home opener at Target Field. Despite rapping 11 hits, the runs were hard to come by, largely because the team went 2-for-11... 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 27, 2023

Can the Twins play the Red Sox all the time?

The Twins beat the Red Sox again on Sunday, getting a 7-2 win and an ace-like performance out of starter Sonny Gray, who pitched three no-hit innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Gray and the Twins were backed by home runs from Ryan Jeffers, Willi Castro and Hernan Perez. It was the Twins’ second... 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 »

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.