Category: Manuel Margot

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 »

July 3, 2024

Twins return home for 6-game homestand, get Game 1 win

Well, at least we know this much: the Twins can score a grand total of five runs and still win games. They did it twice against the Seattle Mariners, winning 5-1 and 5-3 over the weekend, and they did it once more Tuesday night in a 5-3 win versus the Detroit Tigers, the first of... Continue Reading »

June 23, 2024

Now that’s more like it: Twins rip A’s 10-2

The Twins got back to winning in a hurry on Saturday. The club scored in the first inning, the Oakland A’s followed suit, and then the Twins went to work, cracking a double, home run, single, single, double, single, double and one more single to take an 8-1 lead en route to an easy 10-2... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2024

Twins blast Bucs with 7-run 10th, halt losing streak

The losing streak is over and now a new streak, the winning kind, is potentially at hand because the Twins head home to play three games against the lowly Colorado Rockies, followed by four more versus the somewhat improved Oakland A’s. At any rate, the five-game losing streak is over after the Twins pounced for... Continue Reading »

April 25, 2024

Bottom of the order powers Twins to series win over Sox

The Twins won again on Wednesday 6-3 to make it three straight over the visiting Chicago White Sox. And the hitting came from the unlikeliest of places: the bottom of the order where players such as Christian Vazquez, Willi Castro and others have really struggled. But that all changed Wednesday as Vazquez stepped up with... Continue Reading »

April 21, 2024

Twins win. Barely

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Although the Twins won, the one element of their game that was a problem last season and has become a major issue this season is hitting with runners in scoring position. Given the win, one might think they... Continue Reading »

March 28, 2024

Twins break camp at 9-19. Are you worried?

The Twins wrapped up Grapefruit League play with a 9-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, which is fine as far that goes, but the overall poor play that produced a 9-19 record, plus a growing injury list, has this Twins fan in a glass-half-empty kind of mood as they get set to play... 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.