Category: Thad Levine

August 1, 2019

Twins’ Berrios fools Fish, strikes out 11

As predicted, Twins starter Jose Berrios had no trouble with the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. He struck out 11 over seven innings on a very efficient 81 pitches. He allowed only two hits before stepping aside for the bullpen, which quickly got into trouble. Rookie reliever and Harvard man (Porcellian perhaps?) Sean Poppen served up... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2019

What’s it gonna be, Falvey & Co? A deal or no deal?

The Twins scored 27 runs in three games against the New York Yankees. As good as that sounds, it wasn’t good enough because the Yanks scored 30 runs over that span to take two of three games from the Twins, including Wednesday’s 10-7 win. The Twins ability to hit and score runs has never been... Continue Reading »

July 1, 2019

Twins end June with 15-12 record

Any number of teams in major league baseball would welcome a one-month record of 15-12. But for the Twins, who went 38-18 from the end of March through May, finishing three games over .500 amounts to a June swoon for this club. You could hardly call their play of late bad baseball, but let’s hope... Continue Reading »

October 27, 2018

Let’s remember a time when the Twins crushed the Red Sox, Part 5

The Boston Red Sox have the lead in this year’s Fall Classic. If you’re tired of seeing the rich get richer, indulge me for a moment and let’s remember a time when a good Red Sox team had no answer for an up-and-coming Twins team. The year is 1990. The Twins won it all in... Continue Reading »

October 3, 2018

We hardly knew ye, Paul Molitor

You need look no further than the Twins to see how much baseball has changed. I say that after Twins manager, Paul Molitor, was fired Tuesday. It’s a reminder that the young executives running baseball teams today, executives armed with numbers and statistics, are going to run them so that the formulas work. And if... Continue Reading »

July 22, 2018

The Twins look like sellers now

The Twins dropped their second straight game and the series to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, increasing the likelihood that Falvey & Co. will be dealing players as we near the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. They might as well start with pitcher Lance Lynn, who has been inconsistent all season, including Saturday when... Continue Reading »

May 24, 2018

Game 3 goes to Gardy and the Tigers

The Twins took two of three games from the Detroit Tigers but were denied the sweep on Wednesday after Tiger pitching silenced the Twins in a 4-1 victory. Despite the two wins, it was a lackluster series. The Twins scored 11 runs in three games, or about four runs per game (which is right around... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2018

The kids are alright

A week ago, I thought the Twins’ season was slipping away. The team finished April at 8-14, the injuries started to pile up and nobody was hitting or pitching, including the bullpen, particularly well. As that win-loss record became more lopsided, I couldn’t help but think of 2016 and how that season quickly got away... Continue Reading »

May 3, 2018

The day a rookie saved the Twins

Desperately needing a win, the Twins turned to pitcher Fernando Romero on Wednesday and he didn’t disappoint after he struck out five in five-plus innings in his major league debut. Fernando Romero's first big league pitch is a strike at 94.7 mph. — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) May 2, 2018 Romero set the tone, the bullpen... 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.