Category: Nick Gordon

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 »

April 4, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally to beat Brewers with 5-run inning

Through the first four games of the new season, the Twins were averaging 2.75 runs per game, the kind of run-scoring that isn’t going to win you many games. But that all changed Wednesday as the Twins scored seven runs on 11 hits, including a 5-run inning that quickly erased a one-run deficit and propelled... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2024

Twins denied sweep the hard way. Just ask Bailey Ober

The Twins earned a series win over the Kansas City Royals to start the 2024 regular season, but you’d hardly know it after Sunday’s loss. And it was over in a hurry for the Twins and pitcher Bailey Ober. Ober lasted all of four outs, allowing eight runs, all earned, on nine hits, including three... Continue Reading »

February 28, 2024

The curtain hasn’t fallen on the Twins’ Jose Miranda just yet

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the wildly popular 2015 musical “Hamilton,” has watched as the curtain has been raised and fallen to adoring crowds ever since. His cousin, Twins’ infielder Jose Miranda, also had a breakout rookie season in 2022 in which he slashed .268/.325/.426 with 15 home runs and a team-leading 66 RBI. The... Continue Reading »

February 12, 2024

Twins’ Jackson puts the ‘journey’ in journeyman

The Twins continue to add depth to their bullpen, announcing that they have traded (possibly disgruntled) infielder Nick Gordon to the Miami Marlins for lefty reliever Steven Okert. But before that deal was hatched, they came to terms on a free agent agreement with the well-traveled Jay Jackson, a 36-year-old righty reliever who has pitched... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2023

Twins rout Cubs again. Is the great winning streak about to begin?

The Twins kept their feet on the gas pedal in Saturday’s 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, then they stomped on it Sunday, scoring 16 runs on 18 hits, including 10 extra-base hits, to run away from the lovable losers by a margin of 16-3. Last week, after the Twins lost consecutive series to the... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2023

More games against the Twins is all the White Sox needed, apparently

Coming off a convincing series win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins seemed poised to keep on winning in Chicago against a White Sox team that has accomplished little so far this season. But after two games, it is the White Sox celebrating their first series win of 2023, while the Twins’ two losses... Continue Reading »

March 5, 2023

More injuries for the Twins? You can’t make this stuff up

The Minnesota Twins, who suffered through an inordinate amount of injuries last season and were quick to replace the athletic trainer as soon as the offseason arrived, find themselves already dealing with more injuries eight games into exhibition play. It’s enough to ask: What exactly is going on? This could hardly be the fault of... Continue Reading »

August 31, 2022

Twins extend winning streak to 5 games, but Guardians keep winning, too

The Twins rallied for a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, giving them the series win, the season series win over Boston and a chance to take three games from Beantown for their second straight sweep. Joe Ryan gets the ball for the Twins on Wednesday. All is shaping up nicely for... 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.