Category: Pablo Lopez

April 5, 2024

Twins fall to .500. At least they’re not the Marlins

The Twins lost their home opener to the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday, 4-2. Both teams had the same number of hits (7) and both teams each committed one error, but look at hitting with runners in scoring position and that’s where you can throw the similarities out the window. It’s not like the Guards put... 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 »

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 »

March 17, 2024

Rod Carew, 1970

Another addition to my growing collection of Twins memorabilia is a Rod Carew baseball card from 1970, which appears to show him on the road at Yankee Stadium, if I’m not mistaken. Carew’s career numbers versus the Yankees, like most teams he faced, were sensational. He slashed .331/.396/.447 against the Pinstripers with 222 hits. But... Continue Reading »

February 29, 2024

The highlights of Wednesday’s Twins game? There weren’t many

The Twins got knocked around pretty good on Wednesday, losing 12-3 to those AL East winners, the Baltimore Orioles. And the O’s took advantage of not just a bunch of pitchers trying to make the cut, but established veterans. Pablo Lopez was tagged with the loss, allowing two runs on three hits, including a home... Continue Reading »

February 21, 2024

The favorite to win AL Cy Young award? The Twins’ Pablo Lopez, says MLB.com

Here we are on the cusp of a new baseball season and the Twins, or at least one member of them, is on the cusp of a major pitching honor, according to MLB.com, who say the Twins’ Pablo Lopez is the favorite to win the American League Cy Young award in 2024. After his 2023... Continue Reading »

October 9, 2023

Lopez, Correa come up huge as Twins even series with Astros

Pablo Lopez pitched seven innings of shutout baseball and Carlos Correa drove in three runs to lead the Twins to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Sunday. The series is now tied at a game apiece. Games 3 and 4 are at Target Field,... Continue Reading »

October 4, 2023

Just call him Mr. Clutch: Lewis lifts Twins to 3-1 win, team snaps postseason losing streak

Carlos Correa and Michael A. Taylor made terrific defensive plays on Tuesday, but the hero was rookie Royce Lewis who again displayed a knack for coming up huge in big moments by hitting not one but two home runs to lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1... Continue Reading »

September 17, 2023

Twins make it interesting, still lose to White Sox 7-6

I guess the Chicago White Sox are tired of losing to the Twins. After being blown out in back to back games, the Sox wasted no time in getting their act together, scoring five runs in the first inning and ultimately held on for the 7-6 win Saturday. Twins starter Pablo Lopez was not his... 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.