Category: Byron Buxton

September 26, 2022

Twins end 5-game losing streak, but fail to start winning streak

The Twins may have snapped their five-game losing streak, but they went right back to their losing ways with another defeat to the Los Angeles Angels, 10-3, on Sunday. The Twins also dropped the weekend series to the Halos and the season series as well. Starter Dylan Bundy did nothing special, although he wasn’t helped... Continue Reading »

September 18, 2022

It’s over, Twins fans

A five-run rally and a Nick Gordon sacrifice fly kept the Twins in the game for 15 innings on Saturday, but the team finally was undone by an infield error, which handed the Cleveland Guardians a 7-6 win in the nightcap after the Guards beat them 5-1 earlier in the day. When did the season... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2022

Twins screwed by umps again

As if the anemic offense and player injuries weren’t bad enough, the umpires once again handed the Twins a raw deal during their 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. During the fifth inning, Twins starter Aaron Sanchez hit Jose Altuve in the thigh with a pitch. Altuve reacted as if the pitch had... Continue Reading »

August 4, 2022

New additions help Twins take series from Tigers

The Twins got a series win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, getting key contributions from three new faces: catcher Sandy Leon, who drove in two runs and had the only extra-base hit for the Twins, and relievers Michael Fulmer and Jorge Lopez. Fulmer pitched a scoreless sixth inning and Lopez locked down his 20th... Continue Reading »

July 16, 2022

The All-Star break can’t come soon enough for these Twins

One would think that after Jose Miranda’s dramatic walk-off home run on Wednesday it might create some good mojo, or juju or vibrations that would be felt throughout the team in time for their series against the Chicago White Sox. But apparently that did not happen because the Twins were blown out on Thursday 12-2... Continue Reading »

July 14, 2022

So what if the Twins hit a walk-off home run on Wednesday?

I must admit that I don’t have much of a pulse for the 2022 Twins these days, despite the walk-off home run hit by Jose Miranda on Wednesday that carried the club to a 4-1 win and a split of the two-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The problem is this: When is this team... Continue Reading »

July 5, 2022

Bailed out by triple play, Twins go on to beat White Sox 6-3

Twins reliever Griffin Jax looked like he was in a whole mess of trouble after allowing the tying run with men still on base in Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. But Byron Buxton, who had homered earlier in the game to give the Twins a 2-1 lead, kicked off a major league first... Continue Reading »

July 4, 2022

Twins drop finale to Orioles

Remember the back-to-back walk-off wins, Twins fans? The good vibrations created by those two late-inning victories quickly ebbed away on Sunday after the Twins mustered only four hits in a 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Despite the loss, the Twins still won the series, although it’s pretty clear that when Byron Buxton gets a... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2022

Twins win first 2 of 3 games against Guardians

The Twins have outscored the Cleveland Guardians 19-4 over the first three games of the five-game series between the two clubs. The Twins won 11-1 Monday and split a doubleheader on Tuesday, losing 3-2 and then winning again 6-0. In the second game, the Twins scored six runs on 13 hits, including three home runs... 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.