Category: Kansas City Royals

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 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 »

September 3, 2017

Twins appear dead set on making the playoffs

The Twins won 20 games in August, including a much-needed, three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox to end the month. That’s just what the doctor ordered before the club embarks on the gauntlet that is September. The Twins play 28 games this month, 15 of them against division rivals. But after the Twins lost... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2017

So-so pitching gets plenty of support from Miguel Sano

Starter Phil Hughes did just enough to win and Miguel Sano supplied the offense on Sunday with three hits, including his 7th home run, to beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-5. Sano also had 5 RBI on Sunday to give him 9 RBI in two games versus the Royals, plus a total of five hits... Continue Reading »

April 7, 2017

I can hardly believe it: Twins win 3 straight to start 2017 season

How do you erase the memory of a 103-loss season? You win early and often, which is exactly what the Twins have done by taking three games from the Kansas City Royals to start the season. They now find themselves in the extremely rare position of sitting atop the American League Central with the Cleveland... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2017

Twins win! And snap a long losing streak in the process

All is well in Twins land. They won on opening day for the first time since 2008, they won’t start the season 0-9 like last season and maybe, just maybe, free agent catcher Jason Castro will be the team’s saviour after all. Castro, working with starter Ervin Santana, limited the Kansas City Royals to one... Continue Reading »

September 30, 2016

Is Paul Molitor’s job with the Twins really safe? After Tuesday’s loss, I’m not so sure

Jim Pohlad, the owner of the Twins, has said that he remains committed to manager Paul Molitor for the 2017 season. For Molitor’s sake, let’s hope he didn’t watch Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals, because if he did, he might be having second thoughts after the Twins finally collapsed in the 11th... Continue Reading »

September 7, 2016

Twins lose, but Dozier hits his 39th home run

In an otherwise disaster of a game on Tuesday — the Twins bullpen surrendered seven runs in the ninth to lose 10-3 to the Kansas City Royals — second baseman Brian Dozier hit a home run in his fifth straight game to give him 39 on the season. That ties the American League record for... Continue Reading »

August 22, 2016

Now the Twins’ season could get really ugly, part 3

The Twins were swept on the road by the Kansas City Royals and now they come home to face the Detroit Tigers for three games, before hitting the road to play the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians. All of this could go very badly for the Twins. It was the Royals' first four-game... 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.