Category: Trevor Larnach

February 26, 2024

I will not read too much into spring training, I will not read too much into spring training, I will not…

Two spring training games are in the books and the Twins have emerged with a 1-1 record in early Grapefruit League play. The Twins lost on Sunday 8-6 to the Boston Red Sox, but kicked things off Saturday with a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It appeared the Twins were on the verge of... Continue Reading »

October 1, 2023

Make sure the Twins’ youth movement is part of postseason play

The Twins’ youth movement, otherwise known as the rookies and young players who have stepped up in Byron Buxton’s absence and Carlos Correa’s down year at the plate, stepped up again big time in the team’s win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Oregon State man Trevor Larnach hit a grand slam, Matt Wallner hit... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2023

Twins get back on track, beat Halos 9-3 to take series

I guess all the Twins needed on Sunday was a 50-minute rain delay because once they retook the field they added to their 4-3 lead with a single, a double and two home runs, including Max Kepler’s team-leading 23rd dinger, to run away from the Angels, 9-3. The Twins are again 10 games above .500... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2023

Winning streak comes to an end as whiffs galore, bullpen sink Twins

The Twins’ four-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday as the offense went cold and the bullpen underwhelmed to hand the Seattle Mariners a 9-7 win. And although Michael A. Taylor hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to make it interesting, there was no walk-off magic after back-to-back games of... 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 »

June 18, 2023

Ho-hum. Twins edge Tigers, 2-0

Coming into this four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, the Twins had a chance to sweep Motown, then take the series from them and now the best they can do is earn a split of the four games after they won 2-0 on Saturday. There were no fireworks in this one. The Twins had three... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2023

The ‘conscience’ and the 1990 Minnesota Twins

I was watching the original Star Trek series the other day, as I often do, and happened to catch one of its better episodes, the Shakespeare-themed, “Conscience of the King,” which centers on Captain Kirk’s suspicions about the lead actor of a traveling theater company invited aboard the Enterprise. Kirk believes the actor to be... Continue Reading »

June 5, 2023

Twins whiff their way to series split with Guardians

The Twins came away with a disappointing split of their four-game series with the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday, the finale featuring 16 team strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Guards. That made a loser out of starter Joe Ryan, despite making another quality start. But if you’re going to score only one run on... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2023

Twins rout Cubs again. Is the great winning streak about to begin?

The Twins kept their feet on the gas pedal in Saturday’s 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, then they stomped on it Sunday, scoring 16 runs on 18 hits, including 10 extra-base hits, to run away from the lovable losers by a margin of 16-3. Last week, after the Twins lost consecutive series to the... 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.