Category: Byron Buxton

July 11, 2024

Twins split doubleheader, but still earn series win over White Sox

It wasn’t a sweep, but the Twins still picked up their sixth straight series win by taking two of three games from the woeful Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball. The Twins won the first game, the second game was postponed due to rain, and then the two teams regrouped Wednesday to play... Continue Reading »

July 8, 2024

Twins take series from Astros, face terrible White Sox Monday

The Twins’ Christian Vazquez has underwhelmed at the plate all season, but on Sunday, in the rubber match against the Houston Astros, it was the Vazquez show as he drove in all three runs for the Twins, including the walk-off dinger in the ninth that won it for Minnesota 3-2. The team banged out 11... Continue Reading »

July 7, 2024

Twins still hitting, pitching improves to even series vs. ‘Stros

The Twins keep hitting and scoring runs, but this time the pitching showed up allowing Minnesota to run away from the Houston Astros 9-3 on Saturday. Every Twins player in the lineup contributed to the 14-hit attack. Willi Castro had three hits and Max Kepler and Byron Buxton had two hits apiece. But once again... Continue Reading »

July 6, 2024

Twins’ Miranda stays hot, Astros even hotter (sort of)

It appeared the rout was official after the Houston Astros took a 13-5 lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning at Target Field on Friday. But then the Twins staged the mother of all rallies by scoring seven runs, including a Carlos Correa grand slam off flame-throwing closer Josh Hader. That made it... Continue Reading »

July 3, 2024

Twins return home for 6-game homestand, get Game 1 win

Well, at least we know this much: the Twins can score a grand total of five runs and still win games. They did it twice against the Seattle Mariners, winning 5-1 and 5-3 over the weekend, and they did it once more Tuesday night in a 5-3 win versus the Detroit Tigers, the first of... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2024

Twins come up a little short in 5-4 loss to Diamondbacks

The Twins rallied to tie the game 4-4 on Tuesday, then watched as the bullpen coughed up an additional run late to lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in Game 1 of a three-game set in the desert. Starter Joe Ryan got into trouble early and the Twins found themselves down 4-0. But Byron Buxton... Continue Reading »

June 24, 2024

Lopez, Buxton do it all in Twins win over A’s

Byron Buxton drove in two runs with a home run and double and that was all the offense starting pitcher Pablo Lopez really needed on Sunday as he struck out 14 batters across eight innings in a 3-0 win and series win over the Oakland A’s. The 14 whiffs matched a career high for Lopez,... Continue Reading »

June 12, 2024

Twins fall short in disappointing loss to Rockies

And I thought Houston’s Framber Valdez had the Twins’ number. Rockies pitcher Cal Quantrill, who knows the Twins best from his years with the Cleveland Guardians, improved to 6-0 career versus Minnesota on Tuesday after he scattered only three hits across six scoreless innings in a 5-4 win. The Twins made things interesting against the... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2024

Twins blast Bucs with 7-run 10th, halt losing streak

The losing streak is over and now a new streak, the winning kind, is potentially at hand because the Twins head home to play three games against the lowly Colorado Rockies, followed by four more versus the somewhat improved Oakland A’s. At any rate, the five-game losing streak is over after the Twins pounced for... Continue Reading »

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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.