Category: Chicago White Sox

November 4, 2019

The day the Twins gave up 9 stolen bases and still won

In 1976, Gene Mauch took over as Twins manager, Rod Carew hit better than .330 and the club would go on to have one of its best seasons since 1970. They were especially good down the stretch — 21-8 in September and October — but in mid-May they were still trying to overcome a slow... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2019

Twins inch closer to division title

The worst team in baseball held the Twins scoreless for six innings on Tuesday before the club finally scored in the top of the seventh and beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-2. The Twins’ magic number is now two. If the Twins win Wednesday and the Cleveland Indians lose, the division is theirs. Jake Odorizzi, who... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2019

Twins lose; baseball is weird

The Twins must have expended all their energies on Tuesday night’s extra-innings win over the Chicago White Sox because they went quietly in a 3-1 loss to the South Siders on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine that a team that has set record after record for home runs this season could muster so little offense,... Continue Reading »

August 29, 2019

Road warriors roll on, sink South Siders

Who says home is where the heart is? That certainly doesn’t apply to the 2019 Minnesota Twins because away from Target Field they are a completely different team. The Twins won again Wednesday — an 8-2 defeat of the Chicago White Sox — and are now 20 games over .500 on the road, compared to... 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 26, 2019

There is redemption. Just ask the Twins

After an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, the worst team in baseball, the Twins won back-to-back games over Motor City, including Sunday’s 7-4 victory, to earn the series win and extend their lead in the AL Central to 3.5 games. They picked up a game on the Cleveland Indians after the Tribe... Continue Reading »

August 25, 2019

Twins rally to beat Tigers. Whew.

The Twins scored first, the Detroit Tigers countered with four runs early, but it was a five-run fifth that finally propelled the Twins to an 8-5 victory over the lowly, but suddenly scrappy team from Motor City. The Twins won, but so did those Cleveland Indians, so the Twins’ lead in the American League Central... Continue Reading »

August 22, 2019

Twins drop series to White Sox. Jesus.

The Twins’ August schedule suddenly doesn’t look as promising as it once did, especially if the Twins are going to continue to struggle against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins ran into a buzzsaw named Lucas Giolito on Wednesday, who pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and won, 4-0. The Twins dropped... Continue Reading »

August 21, 2019

Twins’ Nelson Cruz playing like he’s 29, not 39

Tendon-be-damned Nelson Cruz, who apparently is going to play through that tendon-related injury in his left wrist, unloaded on the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night with a home run and three doubles to power the Twins to a 14-4 blowout win. The South Siders took a 3-0 lead early and then the Twins went to... 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.