Category: Byron Buxton

October 1, 2023

Make sure the Twins’ youth movement is part of postseason play

The Twins’ youth movement, otherwise known as the rookies and young players who have stepped up in Byron Buxton’s absence and Carlos Correa’s down year at the plate, stepped up again big time in the team’s win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Oregon State man Trevor Larnach hit a grand slam, Matt Wallner hit... Continue Reading »

August 10, 2023

On second thought …

Despite the series win over the St. Louis Cardinals and the sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, I am going to stick with my original prediction that August is going to present some real challenges for the Twins. I feel more confident in saying that after the team, which should really (by now) be able to... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins earn sweep with walk-off win in 12th

For eight-plus innings, fans witnessed an all too familiar Twins team, one that struggled to hit with runners in scoring position and left too many men on base. But in the bottom of the ninth, the Twins finally found some offense, scoring three runs to tie the game at 3-3 and force extra innings. They... Continue Reading »

July 19, 2023

Twins get Game 2 win over M’s. You can blame Rocco for the Game 1 loss

The Twins withstood a first-inning challenge from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, then poured it on with 14 hits to get an easy 10-3 win before about 28,000 fans at T-Mobile Park. Although the sweep is gone, a series victory is still a possibility if the Twins can win Wednesday and Thursday. The sweep is... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2023

Twins sweep A’s, but Oakland gives them all they could handle

The Twins got back on track with a second-half-starting sweep of the cellar dwelling Oakland A’s over the weekend, but the three wins did not come easy. In Game 1, they nearly beat themselves. In Game 2, they coughed up a huge lead and in Game 3, the Twins had to rally from a 3-0... Continue Reading »

July 6, 2023

Twins take care of business, sweep Royals

The Twins accomplished job No. 1 on Wednesday by completing a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals which now makes the club 4-1 this month with plenty of winnable games still to come. I can’t emphasize this enough because the time is now. The Twins face nothing but weak competition in July, so if... Continue Reading »

June 23, 2023

Twins win over Red Sox features rare complete game

The Twins looked pretty good on Thursday, so good in fact it’s as if the team capped a long winning streak, or opened up a substantial lead in the division over their closest rival, or clinched a playoff spot. But let’s not get too excited because Thursday’s 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox means... Continue Reading »

June 21, 2023

When it rains it pours, Twins fans

Just when you think it can get no worse for these underachieving Twins — especially after they lost 9-3 on Monday to the Boston Red Sox — the team runs onto the field Tuesday and hits rock bottom, losing again to the Sox, 10-4. Perhaps that doesn’t sound so bad, except that the Twins were... Continue Reading »

June 19, 2023

Twins drop 3 of 4 games to the not-so-bad Tigers

Joey Gallo struck out with the bases loaded, Byron Buxton did the same and the Twins came up short on Sunday, losing the game 6-4 and the series to the Detroit Tigers. With the loss, the Twins are again a .500 team at 36-36. The Tigers scored first, the Twins tied the game in the... 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.