Category: Byron Buxton

October 4, 2017

Twins lose 13th postseason game to Yankees

What do the Twins have to do to beat the New York Yankees? That’s what I’m asking myself tonight after the Twins fell to 2-13 vs. the Yankees in the postseason since 2003, including Tuesday’s 8-4 loss in the American League wild card playoff game. The Twins came out swinging and quickly took a 3-0... Continue Reading »

October 2, 2017

This is how the Twins can beat the Yankees

Every Twins fan knows it: Whether it’s the regular season or the postseason, the Twins have struggled to beat the New York Yankees. In the postseason, the Twins lost to the Yankees in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010. And now they are set to meet again Tuesday in the Bronx. It’s the Twins’ Ervin Santana... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2017

Hungover Twins lose finale to Cleveland

After the Twins clinched the second wild card spot in the American League Wednesday night, the party started in the visitor’s locker room at Progressive Field in Cleveland. But the party didn’t stop there, according to ESPN.com news services. The party moved outside Progressive Field, so it wasn’t surprising that a few Minnesota players, some... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2017

A step closer: Twins top Tribe, 8-6

Brian Dozier hit a dramatic three-run home run and the Twins came from behind Tuesday to beat the red-hot Cleveland Indians, 8-6. The Twins have won five straight and improved to 83-74. Every team that was in contention for the second wild card spot in the American League has been eliminated, except for the Los... Continue Reading »

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 »

September 18, 2017

The Twins are alive and kicking

Twins killer extraordinaire Josh Donaldson was up to his old tricks again after he hit two home runs and staked the Toronto Blue Jays to an early 4-0 lead on Sunday. But this time the Twins responded with seven runs in the bottom of the second and six more in the bottom of the fifth... Continue Reading »

September 11, 2017

Twins split 4-game series with Royals after Sunday stinker

The good news: The Twins are done playing the Kansas City Royals in 2017. The bad news: The Twins couldn’t win the series after nothing went right for them Sunday in an 11-3 loss. The ageless one, Bartolo Colon, showed his age Sunday after he gave up six runs in one-plus innings of work, or... Continue Reading »

September 9, 2017

Twins gain more ground in playoff chase

The Twins made it three wins in a row Friday night after they beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-5. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost, so the Twins now have a two-game lead over the Halos for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Twins have two more road games with... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2017

No one said it was going to be easy

Here we are three games into September and already I feel emotionally whipsawed. The Twins started the month losing a close one to the Kansas City Royals, followed by a 17-0 blowout victory over the same team, which had me riding high and convinced the Twins were on their way to the post-season. But then... Continue Reading »

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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.