Category: Byron Buxton

August 4, 2019

All hail the Twins’ Nelson Cruz

Slugger Nelson Cruz appears ready to single-handedly lead the Twins to a division title and possibly more after putting on a show Friday and Saturday. In two games, Cruz went 6-for-10 at the plate and hit four home runs, including three on Saturday in the Twins’ 11-3 defeat of the Kansas City Royals. He now... Continue Reading »

August 2, 2019

Newly acquired Sam Dyson makes disastrous appearance for Twins

In one of the worst losses of the season, the Miami Marlins, a team that is 23 games under .500, 21 games out of the running in its own division and has the lowest attendance in the National League, rallied to tie the Twins in the ninth inning and beat them in extras on a... Continue Reading »

July 31, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead is back to 3 games

Byron Buxton hit a home run, Miguel Sano cracked an RBI double and four pitchers, including the newly acquired, Sergio Romo, made it stand to edge the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday. Even better, the Cleveland Indians ran into a buzzsaw by the name of Justin Verlander and were shut out on two hits to... Continue Reading »

July 28, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead shrinks to 1 game

The Twins have taken two of three games from the Chicago White Sox in this series, which, if not in the thick of a pennant race, would be just fine. The problem is that the Twins’ nearest competitor, the Cleveland Indians, have become a team possessed. After Saturday’s win, the Tribe are now a sizzling... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2019

Twins’ Nelson Cruz cracks open a can of whoop ass on South Siders

Nelson Cruz hit three home runs, Jose Berrios won for the first time since June 6 and the Twins rolled to a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox Thursday night. It was nice to see the Twins get a convincing win for a change after they fell short to the New York Yankees. Cruz... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2019

Remember the Cleveland series, Twins fans?

All the momentum created by a successful road trip to Cleveland evaporated quickly Tuesday night after the Twins had a lousy first inning against the New York Mets, then struggled to capitalize the rest of the night. Two unearned runs spoil another strong start by Michael Pineda, and Twins fall to Mets, 3-2 at Target... Continue Reading »

July 14, 2019

Game 2 goes to the Twins (and Max Kepler)

Before Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer settled in and struck out 11 Twins on Saturday, he first had to contend with Twins right fielder, Max Kepler. Kepler hit two home runs off him, Jake Cave added a third and, despite the strikeouts, the Twins added a few more runs late to top the Tribe, 6-2.... Continue Reading »

June 30, 2019

Twins hit 5 home runs, pound Pale Hose

The Twins team that appeared at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday is the one we’ve all come to know this season. The name of the game isn’t small ball, it’s long ball, meaning the Twins are doing Twins-like things when they are driving the baseball a long way into the seats. And so they did... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2019

Twins suddenly in search of runs as injury list grows

The Twins scored two runs on Thursday and four in their loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The sudden lack of run-scoring production can be attributed to the number of players hurt, including Eddie Rosario, who will now spend 10 days on the injured list. He joins Willians Astudillo, Marwin Gonzalez and Byron... 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.