Category: Luis Arraez

May 13, 2024

Twins’ Ober carries club to series win over Blue Jays

Sunday’s series win over the Toronto Blue Jays belonged to Twins starter Bailey Ober. Ober was masterful, limiting the Blue Jays to just one hit over six-plus innings with 10 strikeouts. He walked off the mound, the offense kicked it into gear and everyone exited with a 5-1 win. As for Ober, he improved to... Continue Reading »

April 8, 2024

You know who the Twins miss? Royce Lewis

The Twins are lacking a serious spark in their lineup of late, which explains why the club was 0-for-12 on Thursday and 0-for-11 on Saturday in two losses to the Cleveland Guardians. Saturday’s loss was especially noticeable because the Twins scored one run on two hits. All of this is a reminder that Mr. Clutch,... Continue Reading »

March 30, 2024

Twins win, but at what cost?

Want to know what a pyrrhic victory is? A Twins win over anybody that results in the loss of a key player. That’s what the Twins are facing after their 4-1 takedown of the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Royce Lewis, who seems built for big moments, homered on opening day and also singled, but... Continue Reading »

September 16, 2023

Where would the Twins be without their rookies?

The Twins have outscored the woeful Chicago White Sox 20-4 over the past two games, and you can thank a handful of rookies who continue to deliver for this team. And nobody has been bigger than Royce Lewis, who hit another grand slam in the Twins’ 10-2 win on Friday. It was his fourth grand... Continue Reading »

June 21, 2023

When it rains it pours, Twins fans

Just when you think it can get no worse for these underachieving Twins — especially after they lost 9-3 on Monday to the Boston Red Sox — the team runs onto the field Tuesday and hits rock bottom, losing again to the Sox, 10-4. Perhaps that doesn’t sound so bad, except that the Twins were... Continue Reading »

June 18, 2023

Ho-hum. Twins edge Tigers, 2-0

Coming into this four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, the Twins had a chance to sweep Motown, then take the series from them and now the best they can do is earn a split of the four games after they won 2-0 on Saturday. There were no fireworks in this one. The Twins had three... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2023

Twins win, Luis Arraez still hitting .400

The Twins snapped a season-long five-game losing streak on Friday, getting a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays. Scoring three runs is not exactly opening the flood gates, but it is for the Twins who last scored more than two runs on June 1. And center fielder Michael A. Taylor drove... Continue Reading »

June 8, 2023

No team in the AL Central has a winning record

The Twins have been playing like a .500 baseball team and now it’s official, the club falling to 31-31 on Wednesday after a heart-breaking walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1. Two solo home runs were the difference. The first was allowed by starter Pablo Lopez, who otherwise pitched well and made another quality... Continue Reading »

June 4, 2023

Twins lose, Luis Arraez has 5 hits, 5 RBI for Marlins

The Twins had a ho-hum day at Target Field on Saturday, finally losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Guardians. The Twins have won the first two games of the series, so they are still in line for the series win over the Guards on Sunday. But let’s face it fans, the Twins took a backseat after... 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.