Category: Josh Winder

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 »

September 13, 2023

Twins snap 4-game losing streak to Rays with 3-2 win

The Twins finally beat the Tampa Bay Rays this season, getting a 3-2 win over the Florida club Tuesday night after being swept by them in early June and dropping Monday’s game 7-4. The win was a product of a much improved effort from the Twins bullpen. Starter Joe Ryan was not sharp, tossing 102... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2023

The Twins look like a .500 team to me

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak this week with a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, and then they reverted to form by losing 7-3 Wednesday, once again showing that this team is only good enough to sustain the most modest of winning streaks. In this case, one game. And before the Twins... Continue Reading »

June 14, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins walk-off Brewers, 7-5

After the Twins’ Joey Gallo struck out looking with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, it appeared the Brewers were well on their way to a 5-3 win in Game 1 of the short two-game series between the two teams. But in the bottom of the ninth, Michael A. Taylor hit... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2023

Twins take series from Royals, get ready to face woeful White Sox

The Twins couldn’t capitalize on a pitcher’s wildness on Saturday, but they certainly did against Brady Singer, scoring a run in the second inning and then jumped all over him for seven more in the third to cruise to an 8-4 win and a series victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Powering the... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2023

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Twins have no business losing to Royals

The Kansas City Royals, one of the weakest teams in all of baseball, edged the Twins 3-2 on Saturday by hanging around just long enough to finally tie the game and then took advantage of some miscues late as served up Twins’ closer Jhoan Duran. But it never should have been that close because Royals... Continue Reading »

January 22, 2023

We hardly knew ye, Luis Arraez

Luis Arraez, the defending American League batting champion, is a 25-year-old infielder who has consistently hit near or better than .300 in his young career, a once in a generation talent who is most often compared to Hall of Famer Rod Carew, and a player who has more career walks than strikeouts — only 131... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2022

2 Twins wins and a reminder of what might have been

The Twins have won the first two games of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, reminding Twins fans everywhere that if this team had been any healthier and had not sent an AL-leading 31 players to the injured list, the fortunes of this club would have been completely different.   Need an example?... Continue Reading »

September 23, 2022

The collapse is complete: Twins swept by Royals

The 89-loss Kansas City Royals, one of the few teams the Twins have been able to beat with regularity this season, finally got their revenge with a three-game sweep, including Thursday’s 4-1 win. The Twins entered the series with a 12-4 record against the Royals, but emerge from it at 12-7 for the season. What... 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.