Category: Rocco Baldelli

June 23, 2023

Twins win over Red Sox features rare complete game

The Twins looked pretty good on Thursday, so good in fact it’s as if the team capped a long winning streak, or opened up a substantial lead in the division over their closest rival, or clinched a playoff spot. But let’s not get too excited because Thursday’s 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox means... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2023

Twins win, Luis Arraez still hitting .400

The Twins snapped a season-long five-game losing streak on Friday, getting a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays. Scoring three runs is not exactly opening the flood gates, but it is for the Twins who last scored more than two runs on June 1. And center fielder Michael A. Taylor drove... Continue Reading »

May 27, 2023

Twins hitters walk 9 times and still can’t score

The Toronto Blue Jays were in a giving mood in Game 1 of their series at Target Field on Friday, issuing nine base on balls to Twins hitters. Unfortunately, the Twins, continuing a recent theme, could not capitalize on all those base runners and lost 3-1. They went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and... Continue Reading »

May 20, 2023

Seesaw game finally results in 5-4 Twins loss to Halos

The Twins looked tired Friday night after their hard-fought series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and for five innings it really showed as they remained hitless and struck out 12 times as a team. That allowed the Los Angeles Angels to take a 3-0 lead that suddenly evaporated, courtesy of a pinch-hit RBI double from... Continue Reading »

May 11, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for 4-3 walk-off win over Padres

After the San Diego Padres pulled off a textbook suicide squeeze play in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday night, it appeared the Twins were dead and buried for sure going into the home half of the inning, now losing 3-2. Not only were they down a run, they also had to contend with... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2023

At least Max Kepler can hit home runs in Cleveland

When the Twins are in Cleveland, make sure right fielder Max Kepler is in the lineup. Kepler has hit his 15th and 16th career home runs in the Twins’ current series against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. His two-run blast on Friday was all the scoring the Twins needed with Bailey Ober on the... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2023

Twins drop game to Yanks under cloud of controversy

New York Yankees starter Domingo German struck out 11 over six-plus innings on Saturday, leading the Bronx Bombers to an easy 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of their four-game series at Yankee Stadium. But in the minds of some Twins players, German made it look too easy. That’s according to MLB.com,... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2023

Twins bats fall silent in losses to White Sox, Astros

The Twins have a grand total of six hits over their past two games and they have two losses to show for it. They dropped the finale to the Houston Astros on Sunday and were outscored by a run on Monday, losing 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins scored three runs, although that... Continue Reading »

October 3, 2022

Winding down the Twins’ season with ugly series loss to Tigers

The Twins assured themselves of back-to-back losing seasons on Sunday after they lost 5-2 to the 93-loss Detroit Tigers. They also lost Saturday to hand Motown the series win. The Twins fell to 77-82 on the season, and with three games to go to wrap up the 2022 campaign, the Twins can do no better... 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.