Category: Toronto Blue Jays

July 26, 2018

The sweep is complete! Now, about those Boston Red Sox…

I’ll confess: I wasn’t optimistic about the Twins’ chances against the Toronto Blue Jays, a team they have historically struggled to beat. But the Twins proved me wrong (Have a little faith, right?) after they blasted the Blue Jays on Wednesday and swept the three-game series. It was the Twins’ first sweep of the Blue... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2018

Hang on, these Twins aren’t done just yet

A three-game sweep of the Twins at the hands of the Kansas City Royals had me predicting that the season was just about over, especially if they struggled at all on their current road trip. But that has not happened. Instead, the Twins crossed the border and crushed the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, then... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2018

Color me surprised: Twins pound Toronto

The Twins will not go gently into that good night after they shook off a three-game sweep and pounded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, 8-3. The offense kicked it into gear and scored eight runs on 13 hits, including home runs from Logan Morrison and Max Kepler. Joe Mauer and Mitch Garver also had... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2018

The Twins are in trouble, folks

No pitching and no hitting is a fatal combination in the game of baseball, but once again that’s what the Twins were faced with Sunday after they lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-2. Jose Berrios couldn’t get past the third inning and the Twins couldn’t get a run on the board until the sixth. In... Continue Reading »

March 4, 2018

Leave it to the Blue Jays to make life hard for the Twins

The Twins offense finally came alive Saturday and scored eight runs on eight hits, including three doubles and two home runs. That would’ve been plenty against most teams, but not when it comes to the Twins playing the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays banged out 12 hits for a 13-8 win. And that was... Continue Reading »

November 7, 2017

AL Manager of the Year finalists: Francona, Hinch, Molitor

Twins manager Paul Molitor on Monday was named one of three finalists for AL Manager of the Year, joining Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and the Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch. I expect Molitor to win the award for one reason: The impressive turnaround he helped orchestrate to win 85 games this past season and qualify... 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 16, 2017

Next time, just walk the Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson

All the joy created by the back-to-back do it again Twins — and consecutive walk-off home runs hit Wednesday and Thursday — was quickly extinguished Friday by the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s because Josh Donaldson homered and drove in the go-ahead run to beat the Twins, 4-3. Not only in Friday’s game, but for his... Continue Reading »

September 14, 2017

Bring on the Toronto Blue Jays

The Twins delivered exactly as ordered. They needed to sweep the San Diego Padres at home and they did, thanks to Eddie Rosario after he hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Padres, 3-1. Up next, the Toronto Blue Jays come to town for four games. I... 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.