Category: Pablo Lopez

July 11, 2024

Twins split doubleheader, but still earn series win over White Sox

It wasn’t a sweep, but the Twins still picked up their sixth straight series win by taking two of three games from the woeful Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball. The Twins won the first game, the second game was postponed due to rain, and then the two teams regrouped Wednesday to play... 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 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 24, 2024

Lopez, Buxton do it all in Twins win over A’s

Byron Buxton drove in two runs with a home run and double and that was all the offense starting pitcher Pablo Lopez really needed on Sunday as he struck out 14 batters across eight innings in a 3-0 win and series win over the Oakland A’s. The 14 whiffs matched a career high for Lopez,... Continue Reading »

June 1, 2024

Pablo Lopez gets back on track, Twins win again

Pablo Lopez rebounded from two previous poor starts, the lineup backed him with five extra base hits and the Twins won again on Friday, getting a 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The streaky Twins are again streaking in the right direction. They are now 32-25, 8-2 in their last ten games and have closed... 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 22, 2024

Twins blast Nats, losing streak ends at 7 games

Offensively or defensively, it’s always good to have Byron Buxton in the lineup. And on Tuesday, he played the much-needed hero this team so desperately needs, connecting for two home runs and driving in three more to power the Twins to a 10-0 win over the Washington Nationals. More important: the seven-game losing streak is... Continue Reading »

May 5, 2024

Still tangy: Twins keep on winning, streak reaches 12 games

The Cloverdale Tangy Summer Sausage — the sausage that apparently started as a gift to Twins infielder Kyle Farmer and now has evolved into a talisman of sorts for the team — keeps delivering tangy goodness after the Twins won again on Saturday to extend their winning streak to 12 games. The Twins also won... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for walk-off win over White Sox (thank god)

The Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball, were on the verge of beating the Twins Tuesday night at Target Field, but then Trevor Larnach hit a two-run blast to inch closer to the Sox, Byron Buxton hit a solo shot to tie the game and Alex Kirilloff won it in the bottom of... 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.