Category: Byron Buxton

September 11, 2019

Berrios, Garver deliver good news on an otherwise terrible day

What should be a joyous run to the post-season for Twins baseball has suddenly become a sideshow of off-the-field distractions. After the Twins lost starting pitcher Michael Pineda to a 60-game suspension, the team announced Tuesday that superstar outfielder and offensive spark plug, Byron Buxton, will have season-ending shoulder surgery. It’s just another in a... Continue Reading »

September 9, 2019

The new-look Twins don’t look very good

Dealing with injuries, players who are day-to-day and a major suspension (see Michael Pineda’s status), the Twins went with a youthful lineup and youth on the mound and it showed in a 5-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. The Twins scored two runs on five hits, getting three extra-base hits and two singles.... Continue Reading »

September 2, 2019

The day the Twins win was hardly the story

The Twins have won two of three games, including Sunday’s 8-3 win, against the terrible Detroit Tigers. That’s the headline, I suppose. Behind the scenes, however, there was even bigger news. The team activated cult figure, Willians Astudillo, and defensive superstar, Byron Buxton, from the injured list, and called up a whole mess of players,... Continue Reading »

August 28, 2019

Twins win 80th game, maintain lead in AL Central

Minnesota hit two home runs, Michael Pineda struck out eight batters over five innings and the Twins held on for the 3-1 win over Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. The win was the Twins’ 80th of the season. Cleveland also won Tuesday night, so Minnesota’s lead in... Continue Reading »

August 4, 2019

All hail the Twins’ Nelson Cruz

Slugger Nelson Cruz appears ready to single-handedly lead the Twins to a division title and possibly more after putting on a show Friday and Saturday. In two games, Cruz went 6-for-10 at the plate and hit four home runs, including three on Saturday in the Twins’ 11-3 defeat of the Kansas City Royals. He now... Continue Reading »

August 2, 2019

Newly acquired Sam Dyson makes disastrous appearance for Twins

In one of the worst losses of the season, the Miami Marlins, a team that is 23 games under .500, 21 games out of the running in its own division and has the lowest attendance in the National League, rallied to tie the Twins in the ninth inning and beat them in extras on a... Continue Reading »

July 31, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead is back to 3 games

Byron Buxton hit a home run, Miguel Sano cracked an RBI double and four pitchers, including the newly acquired, Sergio Romo, made it stand to edge the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday. Even better, the Cleveland Indians ran into a buzzsaw by the name of Justin Verlander and were shut out on two hits to... Continue Reading »

July 28, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead shrinks to 1 game

The Twins have taken two of three games from the Chicago White Sox in this series, which, if not in the thick of a pennant race, would be just fine. The problem is that the Twins’ nearest competitor, the Cleveland Indians, have become a team possessed. After Saturday’s win, the Tribe are now a sizzling... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2019

Twins’ Nelson Cruz cracks open a can of whoop ass on South Siders

Nelson Cruz hit three home runs, Jose Berrios won for the first time since June 6 and the Twins rolled to a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox Thursday night. It was nice to see the Twins get a convincing win for a change after they fell short to the New York Yankees. Cruz... 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.