Category: Sonny Gray

September 13, 2023

Twins snap 4-game losing streak to Rays with 3-2 win

The Twins finally beat the Tampa Bay Rays this season, getting a 3-2 win over the Florida club Tuesday night after being swept by them in early June and dropping Monday’s game 7-4. The win was a product of a much improved effort from the Twins bullpen. Starter Joe Ryan was not sharp, tossing 102... Continue Reading »

August 14, 2023

Twins win 3-0 to take series from Phillies

Well, call it what it is: a two-game winning streak and a series win for the Twins over the Philadelphia Phillies. This one belonged to the pitching staff. Starter Sonny Gray pitched six scoreless innings with three walks and seven strikeouts, then a relief corps of Griffin Jax, Caleb Thielbar, Emilio Pagan and Jhoan Duran... Continue Reading »

August 10, 2023

On second thought …

Despite the series win over the St. Louis Cardinals and the sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, I am going to stick with my original prediction that August is going to present some real challenges for the Twins. I feel more confident in saying that after the team, which should really (by now) be able to... Continue Reading »

August 7, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Wallner walks it off, Twins sweep Snakes

Poring over the Twins’ August schedule, I saw nothing but foul weather in the form of teams such as the Texas Rangers and others that just might be too much for a club clinging to a slim lead in the American League Central division. But here we are, a few games into the new month,... Continue Reading »

July 19, 2023

Twins get Game 2 win over M’s. You can blame Rocco for the Game 1 loss

The Twins withstood a first-inning challenge from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, then poured it on with 14 hits to get an easy 10-3 win before about 28,000 fans at T-Mobile Park. Although the sweep is gone, a series victory is still a possibility if the Twins can win Wednesday and Thursday. The sweep is... Continue Reading »

July 10, 2023

O’s send Twins reeling with 15-2 rout and sweep at Target Field

The 2023 season came to an end on Sunday for the Minnesota Twins. Not literally, of course, but symbolically after the Twins were swept at home, finally losing in embarrassing fashion, 15-2. This may seem hard to believe, but the Twins actually scored the first run of the game and then watched as the Orioles... Continue Reading »

July 9, 2023

Gray has stinker of a game, Twins drop series to Baltimore

The clarion call to take advantage of a largely weak July schedule has apparently gone unheeded after the Twins lost the game and the series to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Pitcher Sonny Gray had his first really bad start of the season, allowing six runs in the second inning, and the Twins offense once... Continue Reading »

July 3, 2023

After Braves’ sweep, Twins respond with series win at Baltimore

The Twins lost on Sunday to the Baltimore Orioles, but the overall message should be this: They took two of three games from one of the better teams in baseball after one of the best — perhaps the best team in baseball, the Atlanta Braves — dispatched them with ease. The Twins responded with a... Continue Reading »

June 16, 2023

2-game sweep means very little after Twins lose to lowly Tigers

Twins Territory was riding pretty high after the two-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. And why not? Twins hitting seems to have picked up, Carlos Correa has been hot of late and even a recent MLB.com story took note of the improvement: ‘There’s a different vibe’ as Twins sweep Crew,’ the headline reads. And then... 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.