Category: Willi Castro

May 22, 2024

Twins blast Nats, losing streak ends at 7 games

Offensively or defensively, it’s always good to have Byron Buxton in the lineup. And on Tuesday, he played the much-needed hero this team so desperately needs, connecting for two home runs and driving in three more to power the Twins to a 10-0 win over the Washington Nationals. More important: the seven-game losing streak is... Continue Reading »

May 17, 2024

Remember the Twins’ 12-game winning streak?

The Twins fell to earth hard this week, courtesy of the New York Yankees who swept a three-game series from the Twins and made it look oh-so-easy, outscoring Minnesota 14-1. And just like that the Twins have gone from world-beaters to pretty ordinary in a flash. The Yankees have a habit of doing that to... 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 »

May 5, 2024

Still tangy: Twins keep on winning, streak reaches 12 games

The Cloverdale Tangy Summer Sausage — the sausage that apparently started as a gift to Twins infielder Kyle Farmer and now has evolved into a talisman of sorts for the team — keeps delivering tangy goodness after the Twins won again on Saturday to extend their winning streak to 12 games. The Twins also won... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2024

Got sausage? Twins win again, streak stands at 11 games

The Twins ran their current winning streak to 11 games on Friday, perhaps showing the baseball naysayers that the winning is no fluke. There has been reason to wonder because a large part of their success has come at the hands of two of the worst teams in baseball: the Chicago White Sox and Los... Continue Reading »

May 2, 2024

Sausage power: Twins’ winning streak grows to 10 games

The Twins pulled off another come from behind win against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 10 games. During the streak, the Twins have swept the White Sox, Angels and White Sox again and will now attempt to keep the winning alive versus the Boston Red Sox on Friday.... Continue Reading »

April 25, 2024

Bottom of the order powers Twins to series win over Sox

The Twins won again on Wednesday 6-3 to make it three straight over the visiting Chicago White Sox. And the hitting came from the unlikeliest of places: the bottom of the order where players such as Christian Vazquez, Willi Castro and others have really struggled. But that all changed Wednesday as Vazquez stepped up with... 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 »

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.