Category: Rocco Baldelli

September 26, 2022

Twins end 5-game losing streak, but fail to start winning streak

The Twins may have snapped their five-game losing streak, but they went right back to their losing ways with another defeat to the Los Angeles Angels, 10-3, on Sunday. The Twins also dropped the weekend series to the Halos and the season series as well. Starter Dylan Bundy did nothing special, although he wasn’t helped... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2022

Twins in a jam after 3 straight losses

Thirty-one years ago, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, whose memorable call of the 1991 World Series will never be forgotten, was clearly in his element as he described the final moments of the Twins’ Game 7 win. The Twins’ Gene Larkin was at the plate, Kirby Puckett stood at second base and Dan Gladden... 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 »

August 24, 2022

Twins screwed by umps again

As if the anemic offense and player injuries weren’t bad enough, the umpires once again handed the Twins a raw deal during their 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. During the fifth inning, Twins starter Aaron Sanchez hit Jose Altuve in the thigh with a pitch. Altuve reacted as if the pitch had... Continue Reading »

August 12, 2022

Looking up in the AL Central standings

The Twins find themselves 1.5 games back in the standings after they were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, while the Cleveland Guardians swept the Detroit Tigers to move into first place with a 59-52 record. The obvious reason for the improvement is that the Guards are 7-3 in their last 10 games,... Continue Reading »

August 8, 2022

About what I expected: Twins split 4-game series with Blue Jays

At least the Twins went a long way in erasing the memory of Thursday’s terrible 9-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. They won on Friday and Saturday and then dropped a close one Sunday, losing 3-2 on a controversial call at home plate. In the top of the 10th inning, Twins left fielder Tim... Continue Reading »

July 18, 2022

It’s time to kick over the buffet table, Rocco

The Twins are a good team. Don’t believe me? Well, they lead the AL Central with a 50-44 record, they rank 4th in runs scored in the American League, 5th in team ERA and 6th in fielding through Sunday. We also know they can play much better baseball — they certainly showed they can through... Continue Reading »

July 5, 2022

Bailed out by triple play, Twins go on to beat White Sox 6-3

Twins reliever Griffin Jax looked like he was in a whole mess of trouble after allowing the tying run with men still on base in Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. But Byron Buxton, who had homered earlier in the game to give the Twins a 2-1 lead, kicked off a major league first... Continue Reading »

July 1, 2022

‘I think we’ve had enough of the Cleveland Guardians’

Twins TV play-by-play man Dick Bremer perhaps put it best after the Twins suffered their second straight bullpen meltdown and second consecutive walk-off loss on Thursday. After Cleveland’s Andres Gimenez cracked what appeared to be a two-run home run, Bremer gave a brief description of where the ball was headed and then the broadcast booth... 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.