Category: Luis Arraez

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 »

November 21, 2022

We hardly knew ye, Gio Urshela

Gio Urshela, the ex-Yankee who spent the 2022 season with the Twins, is gone after he was traded to the Angels for a 19-year-old pitching prospect. Urshela was part of a core group of Twins, the others being Jose Miranda, Luis Arraez and Carlos Correa, who helped the Twins stay relevant for most of the... Continue Reading »

October 9, 2022

Too bad we had to wait until Game 162 to see the Twins at their best

The Twins wrapped up the 2022 season in style, getting a convincing 10-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 5. But the victory left this Twins fan wondering: Where was this all season? You might be wondering the same because the Twins hit, they hit with power and they hit win runners in... 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 »

September 19, 2022

Finally: Twins snap 8-game losing streak to Guardians

It was back to business for pitcher Joe Ryan and the Twins, the team finally beating the Cleveland Guardians for the first time in eight games on Sunday. Ryan, who appeared no worse for wear after he missed out on a near no-hitter during his last start, fired seven-plus innings of shutout baseball and Luis... Continue Reading »

September 14, 2022

Twins win, but gain no ground on Guardians. And about Joe Ryan…

The Twins need to sweep the Kansas City Royals before their away series at Cleveland and step one is in the books after they improved to 10-4 this season against the Royals with a 6-3 win on Tuesday. The Twins scored their six runs on 11 hits, getting 10 of those hits from Luis Arraez,... Continue Reading »

August 31, 2022

Twins extend winning streak to 5 games, but Guardians keep winning, too

The Twins rallied for a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, giving them the series win, the season series win over Boston and a chance to take three games from Beantown for their second straight sweep. Joe Ryan gets the ball for the Twins on Wednesday. All is shaping up nicely for... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2022

Twins a game back in Central after 9-0 win over Royals

The Twins finally got a laugher. They scored early and poured it on late to run away from the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday at Target Field. The Twins scored their runs on 16 hits. Luis Arraez, Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela accounted for 10 of those hits. Max Kepler played the role of... 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.