Category: Andrew Albers

September 6, 2021

Twins avoid the sweep, snap 4-game losing streak with win at Tampa

Rookie second baseman, Nick Gordon, was the big man on campus Sunday, collecting three hits and driving in two runs to help the Twins edge the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5. The Twins took an early lead, fell behind late, but kept on hitting to secure the win. In all, the Twins banged out 13 hits.... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2021

Bats fall silent again as Twins lose to Tampa

The Twins suddenly can’t score more than three runs. The Twins won 3-2 on Aug. 30, followed by losses of 3-1, 3-0 and 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. On the mound for the Twins, Randy Dobnak, who made his first appearance in two months because of a finger strain, according to Continue Reading »

August 20, 2021


There’s no need to dwell on what happened to the Twins on Thursday in The Bronx. They lost, of course, 7-5. But I am compelled to mention reliever Andrew Albers and the job he did late in the game. Albers, 35, who last pitched at the major league level in 2017, entered the game in... Continue Reading »

March 14, 2021

Twins pitching still stellar, but where’s the hitting?

Five Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, once again demonstrating that the Twins appear to be more than ready on the mound. The only problem? Rays pitching was almost as good, limiting the Twins to just four hits. Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak, aka the Dobber, dazzled on Saturday, striking out... Continue Reading »

September 5, 2016

Everything that’s right and wrong with the Minnesota Twins in one game

After 137 games, the Twins have a win-loss record of 51-86. And if you needed one game to understand how a team could go from a winning record and playoff contender in 2015 to the worst team in baseball the following season, Sunday’s 13-11 loss in 12 innings to the Chicago White Sox was it.... 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 »

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.