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May 2, 2019

Confirmed: Good pitching matters

The Twins and Houston Astros have two of the best offenses in the American League. The Astros have scored the fifth-most runs in the league and the Twins are right behind them at No. 6, according to Baseball-Reference.com. But look what good pitching can do to two teams that can hit, hit with power and... Continue Reading »

April 27, 2019

Back home and back in the win column, part 2

Need to jump start your offense? It never hurts to play the Baltimore Orioles. Twins’ 5 HRs tonight give them 16 in four games vs. Orioles. That’s the most they’ve ever hit against a non-AL Central foe in one season since the league split into 3 divisions in 1998, tied with the 16 they hit... Continue Reading »

April 21, 2019

Twins smash 11 home runs, blast Orioles in doubleheader

After a day off Friday due to rain, the Twins worked off the rust in a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader. Once the bats were warm, then they really went to work. Nelson Cruz started things off with a two-run home run in Game 2 and the Twins... Continue Reading »

April 20, 2019

Big innings haunt Twins in series loss to Blue Jays

The Twins dropped three of four games to the Toronto Blue Jays, making it the club’s second series loss of the young season. And each loss to the Jays shows the team couldn’t escape the big inning. In Game 1, it was a four-run eighth; in Game 2, it was a four-run sixth; in Game... Continue Reading »

April 7, 2019

Power display helps Twins even series with Phillies

The Twins hit three home runs, Byron Buxton threw out Bryce Harper at the plate and team pitching was much improved to help the club even its series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. Speedy outfielder Buxton scored the first run of the game on a Jake Arrieta wild pitch, then... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2019

The team we all know the Twins can be

On paper, the Twins look like a vastly improved, competitive team. In reality, I’m happy to report that they appear to be just as good after they beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Sunday. After Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi pitched well in the first two games of the series, Michael Pineda continued the streak... Continue Reading »

March 13, 2019

An all-too familiar loss for Kyle Gibson and the Twins

Resurrected Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson took the mound on Monday against the Detroit Tigers and pitched like the model of consistency he has become: scoreless baseball for three innings with four strikeouts and his day was done. The problem, and it’s a relatively new one for Gibson, is that the Twins didn’t score any runs... Continue Reading »

March 10, 2019

It’s always good to see the Twins beat the Red Sox

The Twins ran all over the Boston Red Sox the other day to win 12-1 in exhibition play. The club scored 12 runs on 18 hits, getting multiple-hit performances out of several players: Jake Cave had three hits, Ronald Torreyes had three hits, 35-year-old Adam Rosales went 4-for-4 and Luke Raley drove in four runs... 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.