Category: Tyler Clippard

December 7, 2020

Ol’ Ike didn’t bring much luck to Camilo on Opening Day

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, when presidents still did such things, threw out the first pitch or attended a number of Washington Senators games during his time in office. And pitcher Camilo Pascual often was on the bump for an Opening Day start, according to Baseball Almanac and Baseball-Reference.com. Pascual, who won 174 games over 18... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2020

For the Twins, it all comes down to Sunday

The Twins are already in the playoffs, but if they want to win their second consecutive AL Central title, they need to win one more game on Sunday. A Twins loss, combined with a Chicago White Sox win, would mean a title for the South Siders because they hold the tiebreaker, according to MLB.com. The... Continue Reading »

September 18, 2020

Fiery Twins drop series on South Side, now head to North Side

The Twins hit three home runs on Thursday, including a controversial blast from Josh Donaldson, but still fell 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox. The Sox took three of four games in the series and clinched a postseason berth for the first time since 2008. You could tell throughout the series that the Twins were... Continue Reading »

September 1, 2020

The Twins are in trouble, folks

For the Twins rotation, bullpen and offense, it goes something like this: not enough innings pitched, too many innings pitched and hits and runs in bits, but not enough overall to win. That combination played out Monday night and resulted in an 8-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Twins’ sixth straight. The South... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2020

Twins take series from Royals. Now, it’s on to Cleveland

The Twins took two of three games from the Kansas City Royals, including Sunday’s game, 5-4. It never should have been that close. The Twins banged out 13 hits, but left 11 men on base and were 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Still, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez had 10... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2020

Forget the bomba squad: How about the Twins’ bullpen squad?

Perhaps this season the Twins will be known for their bullpen and not “bombas.” Reliever Tyler Clippard pitched two scoreless innings, five more relievers limited batters to one run on two hits, and the Twins quieted the Cleveland Indians again for a 3-1 win on Sunday. The Twins took three of four games from the... Continue Reading »

August 2, 2020

Twins’ deep, power-hitting lineup does it again with 2nd straight win over Tribe

The Twins’ lineup isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders, but when you have a power-hitting roster as deep as the Twins have somebody is bound to answer the call. On Saturday, it was slugger Miguel Sano. Sano, mired in an early slump, broke out of it in a big way with two solo shots, Eddie... Continue Reading »

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.