Category: Trevor Larnach

June 17, 2024

Twins sweep A’s, win fifth straight game

The Twins are streaking again, but in a good way. They swept a four-game series from the Oakland Athletics, including Sunday’s double-header, to make it five straight wins. They also are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have pulled within a half-game of the Royals and are 5.5 games back of the Guardians. Game... Continue Reading »

June 3, 2024

Twins get series win, face Kryptonite Tuesday

It’s a good thing the Twins earned a series win over the Houston Astros on Sunday because there’s a better than average chance they are going to get swept in the Bronx when they start a three-game set Tuesday versus Gotham, also known as the New York Yankees. The Twins were swept at home by... 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 28, 2024

Twins escape with Game 1 win over Royals

Two key home runs and a stellar performance from Joe Ryan gave the Twins a 6-1 lead going into the ninth inning of Game 1 of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. And then the Twins bullpen made things very interesting. Cole Sands secured two outs but also gave up three... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2024

It’s a win, but not a winning streak

The Twins and M’s have so far traded punches in this four-game series and appear likely to walk away with two wins apiece. For the moment, though, the Twins are looking for the series win on Thursday after their 6-3 victory on Wednesday. It was a balanced win. The team got plenty of pop from... 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 »

April 23, 2024

What the doctor ordered: The Chicago White Sox

After a disappointing series loss to the Detroit Tigers, the Twins got exactly what they needed: The 3-18 Chicago White Sox, one of the worst teams in baseball, who took the field on Monday and promptly lost, 7-0. It was perhaps the Twins’ most complete and convincing victory of the season so far. Chris Paddack... Continue Reading »

April 21, 2024

Twins win. Barely

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Although the Twins won, the one element of their game that was a problem last season and has become a major issue this season is hitting with runners in scoring position. Given the win, one might think they... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2024

Not sure the Twins’ Louie Varland is a starting pitcher

As much as I want to see Twins pitcher Louie Varland succeed in the big leagues, I’m just not sure he is suited to the role of starting pitcher after he lost again Monday night to the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4. Although he didn’t walk a single batter and struck out six, he still served up... 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.