Category: Max Kepler

July 7, 2024

Twins still hitting, pitching improves to even series vs. ‘Stros

The Twins keep hitting and scoring runs, but this time the pitching showed up allowing Minnesota to run away from the Houston Astros 9-3 on Saturday. Every Twins player in the lineup contributed to the 14-hit attack. Willi Castro had three hits and Max Kepler and Byron Buxton had two hits apiece. But once again... Continue Reading »

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 5, 2024

Twins beat up on an old friend, win big 12-3

Pitcher Kenta Maeda, who spent three seasons with the Twins, took the mound on Thursday for the Detroit Tigers and wasn’t around for long after Minnesota scored nine runs on nine hits en route to a 12-3 win that was shortened by rain in the seventh inning. The win gave the Twins a series win... Continue Reading »

June 15, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for walk-off win over A’s

The Twins made it three wins in a row Friday night after they rallied from a 4-0 deficit to a 6-5 walk-off win in 10 innings over the Oakland A’s. The Twins earned a series win over the Rockies earlier in the week, including the 17-9 rout on Wednesday, and now they have won the... 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 »

June 8, 2024

What the doctor didn’t order: A loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

What did the Twins need after a gut-wrenching sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees? They needed a win at Pittsburgh on Friday to get this team back on track. Instead, they were blanked by the Bucs and exited with a 3-0 loss and what is now a four-game losing streak. The Twins... Continue Reading »

May 27, 2024

Lopez loses again as Twins drop finale to Texas

The Twins’ Pablo Lopez, who was pegged as a possible AL Cy Young candidate this season, has been anything but that after he lost again on Sunday to the Texas Rangers, 6-2. Lopez has allowed 13 runs over his two previous starts. He’s now 4-5 with an ERA of 5.25. “It makes me mad more... Continue Reading »

May 23, 2024

Twins get series win, but Duran serves up another dinger in 9th

The Twins made it back-to-back wins over the Washington Nationals to take the series from the Nats and distance themselves from a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win on Wednesday. The Twins took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning, but once again closer Jhoan Duran had fans chomping on their nails to the... Continue Reading »

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 »

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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.