Category: Adalberto Mejia

September 22, 2017

Hard to believe: Twins widen lead in AL wild card race

After the Twins were swept by the New York Yankees, it was hard to imagine that they could still be in the running for the second wild card spot in the American League. Well, they are. And get this: The Twins now lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by 2.5 games. How did that... Continue Reading »

August 28, 2017

Twins take series from Blue Jays thanks to Byron Buxton

The Twins currently are without star slugger Miguel Sano, first-rate pitch-framer and catcher Jason Castro and pitchers Phil Hughes, Hector Santiago, Adalberto Mejia and Trevor May. But at least they have center fielder Byron Buxton. Byron Buxton. Damn. — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) August 27, 2017 Buxton, like pitcher Jose Berrios, finally is beginning... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2017

A win, at last

It’s not even Thursday as I write this and yet it has been a long week for the Minnesota Twins. The team has struggled of late, management changed course dramatically on Sunday and Monday, and the Twins showed up punchless on Tuesday and lost 3-0 to the lowly San Diego Padres.  To make matters worse,... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2017

Was that it for Bartolo Colon and the Twins?

Bartolo Colon’s second appearance for the Twins looked a lot like his first outing. He gave the Twins a few innings, surrendered eight hits, including two home runs, but didn’t walk anyone and struck out two. This time, however, he didn’t figure in Monday’s decision. But reliever Taylor Rogers did after he served up a... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2017

Twins have no answer for Tigers

The Twins are in the thick of a difficult series of baseball games, but after playing relatively well against the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, I viewed the series against Detroit as an oasis — a chance for the team to secure a couple of wins before they head off to play the Los... Continue Reading »

July 19, 2017

We didn’t really expect Bartolo Colon to win, did we?

The not-so-ageless Bartolo Colon was effective early in Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees, but ultimately fell to 2-9 after he surrendered four runs in four innings. The Twins eventually lost 6-3 to even the series at 1-1 after the Twins beat the Yanks 4-2 on Monday. So where does Colon go from here?... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2017

How did I not hear this before? Bartolo Colon signs with Twins

Forty-four year old Bartolo Colon, who apparently was signed to a minor league deal by the Twins on July 7, is set to face the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The Twins need pitching help, but Colon? If it was a slightly younger Colon, I’d be more supportive of this deal. I know his career... Continue Reading »

June 30, 2017

Better luck against the Royals, Twins

Perhaps the Twins can get back on track versus the Kansas City Royals, because they were no match for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox appeared to take three of four games with ease, using left-handed pitching to limit hits and strike out a lot of batters. That was expected against Chris Sale and... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2017

Road warriors: Twins sweep Tribe to retake AL Central lead

Call it payback. After the Twins were swept at home by the Cleveland Indians last week, the Twins showed just how good a road team they are with their own three-game sweep of the Tribe. The Twins improved to 23-9 on the road and pulled one-half game ahead of the Indians in the American League... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

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.