September 1, 2016

No end in sight: Twins lose 13th consecutive game

Game: Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians, Aug. 31, 2016.

Score: 8-4, Cleveland.

Losing streak: 13 games.

Up next: Ervin Santana (6-10, 3.54 ERA) gets the ball on Thursday.

And that’s it. That’s all I’m going to write until the Twins win.

Rolf

August 31, 2016

Will it ever end? Twins lose 12th straight

Game: Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians, Aug. 30, 2016. Score: 5-4, Cleveland. Losing streak: 12 games. Up next: Pat Dean (1-4, 6.24 ERA) gets the ball on Wednesday. That’s all I’m going to write until the Twins win again. Rolf Continue Reading »

August 30, 2016

11 straight losses and counting for the Minnesota Twins

Monday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians, the 11th straight for the struggling Twins, may have been the most painful of the season-worst losing streak. That’s because the Twins battled for 10 innings and got an improved effort from starting pitcher Hector Santiago. Yet in the bottom of the 10th, the Indians’ Jason Kipnis singled home... Continue Reading »

August 29, 2016

On to Cleveland: Will the Twins win there?

As predicted, Kyle Gibson and the Twins couldn’t beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, so the losing streak now stands at 10 games. It’s the longest losing streak of the season, and they’ll now have to try to end it in Cleveland with Hector Santiago on Monday. I’m not hopeful. Longest Twins losing streaks14... Continue Reading »

August 28, 2016

Losing streak stands at 9 games after Blue Jays rally to top Twins

The Twins handed starter Ervin Santana a 5-0 lead on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Toronto Blue Jays chipped away all game to finally take the lead and preserve the 8-7 win. For the Twins, it was the team’s ninth straight loss, tying the longest losing streak of the season. In case you’ve... Continue Reading »

August 27, 2016

Twins pounded by Blue Jays to extend losing streak to 8 games

On three occasions, I’ve written about moments in the season when it appeared the Twins might fall trap to an extended losing streak. And in two of those cases, I’m happy to say my dire predictions did not come true. But not this time. After the Twins were swept at the hands of the Kansas... Continue Reading »

August 25, 2016

Pitching? What pitching? Twins lose to Tigers — again

What’s left to say? Twins pitching is terrible and it showed again Wednesday after Tyler Duffey gave up seven hits and six runs, all earned, in three-plus innings of work. Duffey might lead the team with eight wins, but now he also leads the team with 10 losses. He exited the game with an ERA... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2016

Losing streak grows to 5 games after Twins drop opener to Tigers

The Twins endured a self-inflicted loss on Tuesday with too many walks, too many wild pitches and too many home runs. The result was an 8-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers and a losing streak that stands at five games. Starter Kyle Gibson got hung with the loss and fell to 5-8. He had command... 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 »

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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.