Category: Luis Arraez

May 23, 2022

Twins sweep Royals, improve to 25-16

The Twins almost made me eat my words. After I touted them as a “pretty good team, folks” (see previous post), the Kansas City Royals raced out to a 6-0 lead on Sunday, dashing any chances, or so it appeared, of a three-game sweep. But then the Twins scored five runs in the eighth inning,... Continue Reading »

May 22, 2022

The Twins are pretty good, folks

The Twins are 20-8 since a 4-8 start to the season in April, and victory No. 24 was a series-winning 9-2 blowout over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. The Twins took an early lead, then piled on late, taking advantage of six walks issued by Royals’ pitching. The top of the order was on... Continue Reading »

May 19, 2022

Lewis isn’t going to replace Carlos Correa just yet

Twins Territory wasn’t very happy overnight after we learned Royce Lewis had been sent to Triple-A St. Paul to make room for Carlos Correa and his return to the lineup after spending 10 days on the injured list. Correa certainly didn’t waste any time showing us that he is still the Big Man On Campus... Continue Reading »

May 13, 2022

Houston makes it look too easy in sweep of Twins

The Houston Astros swept a three-game series from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, and if somebody told me that not a single Astros player broke out in a sweat during that series, or that manager Dusty Baker napped for 72 carefree hours, I’d believe them because they appeared to win with ease, like it was... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2022

Twins get back to winning, edge A’s 2-1

A lot has happened to the Minnesota Twins in the past 48 hours. Manager Rocco Baldelli, infielder Luis Arraez and pitcher Dylan Bundy have been sidelined by COVID-19, the $100 million man Carlos Correa is day-to-day with finger soreness after he was hit by a pitch, and in his place the team called up shortstop... Continue Reading »

April 28, 2022

Ryan, Kepler carry Twins to sixth straight win

Joe Ryan pitched seven strong innings and Max Kepler stroked two home runs to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Wednesday. The win extended the Twins’ winning streak to six games. They go for a second straight sweep on Thursday. Ryan cruised, allowing only one hit over seven innings with a walk and nine strikeouts.... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2022

Buxton powers Twins to 9-2 win over White Sox

Now that’s more like it. The Byron Buxton show was on full display Saturday as the outfielder returned to his spot at the top of the order. And he didn’t miss a beat, cranking out four hits, including a double and home run, in four trips to the plate to pace the Twins to a... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2022

Twins rip Red Sox, but may have lost Buxton to yet another injury

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan looked great, Miguel Sano finally broke out of a long hitless streak with a home run and the Rod Carew-like Luis Arraez cracked an RBI double to pace the Twins to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. But all of that was overshadowed by what happened... Continue Reading »

April 6, 2022

The starters did their job, the bullpen did not in final tune up for Twins

The Twins’ starting lineup and starting pitching did just fine on Tuesday, cranking out five extra-base hits, including three home runs, and limited the Boston Red Sox to just one run through five innings. As the veteran players were cycled out of the lineup and manager Rocco Baldelli went deeper into the bullpen, the Sox... 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.