Category: Miguel Sano

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 20, 2017

Well, at least the Angels lost to the Indians

The Twins on Tuesday maintained their game and a half lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the second wild card spot in the American League, but it wasn’t because of anything they did. Instead, the Angels lost to the Cleveland Indians, while the Twins lost their second game to the New York... Continue Reading »

September 5, 2017

Twins fall to 1-3 to start September

It was a pitcher’s duel early, and then everything fell apart for the Twins in their 11-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. The Twins continue to hold the second wild card position in the American League, but their lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is down to half a game.... 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 »

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 24, 2017

Missed opportunity as Twins fall to White Sox

The Cleveland Indians lost again to the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night, but it didn’t matter because the Twins couldn’t take advantage after they lost 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox in walk-off fashion. Despite the loss, the Twins remain four and a half games back of the Tribe and still maintain the second wild... Continue Reading »

August 21, 2017

We’re home — and the Twins keep winning

What a difference a series makes. After the Twins struggled against Cleveland Indians pitching, including striking out as a team 19 times in a 9-3 loss last week, the Twins powered their way to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. They scored only eight runs in three games versus the Tribe, but exploded for... 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 27, 2017

That was hard — as predicted

The Twins avoided being swept by the Astros, Yankees and Tigers, but nothing went right for the Twins versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, including Wednesday’s loss, in which the Twins raced out to a 5-0 lead, only to lose the game 6-5. Against the Twins, the Dodgers picked up wins 69, 70 and 71. The... 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.