Category: Byron Buxton

May 16, 2022

A little ‘small ball,’ a little power helps Twins take series from Guardians

The Twins put the game in motion early and added a couple of solo home runs after that to beat the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday and win the series. The “small ball” looked like this: A Luis Arraez walk, a steal of second base and then Max Kepler singled him home to take a 1-0... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2022

12 runs one game, 2 runs the next for these Twins

After a nine-run fifth inning, including a grand slam, propelled the Twins to 12-8 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Friday, the Twins reverted to recent form and struggled to score at all, finally falling to the Guardians in the 10th inning by a score of 3-2 on Saturday. The lack of scoring was somewhat... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2022

Twins get back to winning, edge A’s 2-1

A lot has happened to the Minnesota Twins in the past 48 hours. Manager Rocco Baldelli, infielder Luis Arraez and pitcher Dylan Bundy have been sidelined by COVID-19, the $100 million man Carlos Correa is day-to-day with finger soreness after he was hit by a pitch, and in his place the team called up shortstop... Continue Reading »

May 2, 2022

Twins make it look easy again, rip Rays 9-3

The Twins took two of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays, including Sunday’s 9-3 win, the second straight game that the Twins have scored nine runs. They scored nine runs on 14 hits on Saturday and did it again on Sunday with 13 hits. Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Trevor Larnach, Jorge Polanco and Gilberto... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2022

Twins make it look easy, rip Rays 9-1

The Twins countered a 6-1 defeat with a 9-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. The club scored early and then piled on late with two runs in the sixth, two runs in the seventh and four runs in the ninth to seal the victory. The Twins scored nine runs on 14 hits.... Continue Reading »

April 25, 2022

Byron Buxton AL MVP? Yes, I’m ready to believe

When the Twins extended Byron Buxton’s contract, it struck me as a very team-friendly deal. Although laden with incentives, it seemed that Buxton wouldn’t meet any of them because of his past struggles with injuries. For example, if he wins MVP, the Twins owe him an additional $8 million, according to MLB Trade Rumors. After... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2022

Buxton powers Twins to 9-2 win over White Sox

Now that’s more like it. The Byron Buxton show was on full display Saturday as the outfielder returned to his spot at the top of the order. And he didn’t miss a beat, cranking out four hits, including a double and home run, in four trips to the plate to pace the Twins to a... Continue Reading »

April 20, 2022

Royals’ Salvador Perez kills the Twins again

Royals catcher Salvador Perez came into Tuesday’s game with 28 career home runs against the Twins, and by the time the game was over, he had tacked on two more — one early in the game and one that tied it at 3-3 — then Hunter Dozier teed off to make it a 4-3 win... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2022

Twins rip Red Sox, but may have lost Buxton to yet another injury

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan looked great, Miguel Sano finally broke out of a long hitless streak with a home run and the Rod Carew-like Luis Arraez cracked an RBI double to pace the Twins to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. But all of that was overshadowed by what happened... 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.