Category: Cleveland Guardians

August 16, 2022

Max Kepler is back as Twins win 4-2

Twins right fielder Max Kepler all but disappeared as he struggled to connect with anything during the series against the two teams in Los Angeles. But he came roaring back on Monday at Target Field, collecting three hits in four at bats, including a double, to pace the Twins to a much-needed 4-2 win over... Continue Reading »

August 15, 2022

The season is slip slidin’ away, Twins fans

It’s one thing to lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in baseball; it’s quite another to lose to the team across town, a club that’s 23 games out of first place in the AL West. But that’s exactly what happened to the Twins. After an encouraging win Friday over the Angels, they... Continue Reading »

August 12, 2022

Looking up in the AL Central standings

The Twins find themselves 1.5 games back in the standings after they were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, while the Cleveland Guardians swept the Detroit Tigers to move into first place with a 59-52 record. The obvious reason for the improvement is that the Guards are 7-3 in their last 10 games,... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2022

The Twins have no business losing to the Detroit Tigers

One would think that after a walk-off win on Monday, followed by some pre-game wheeling and dealing to bolster the lineup, that the Twins would emerge from the dugout inspired, a team ready to take on the New York Yankees, let alone the Detroit Tigers. Instead, the Twins took a 2-0 lead over the Tigers... Continue Reading »

August 1, 2022

Will home cooking be the difference in August for the Twins?

The Twins dropped two of three games to the San Diego Padres and now come home, as many in Twins Territory have noted, to play 20 of 28 games at Target Field in August. But that might sound better than it actually looks, because although the Twins play the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals... 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 6, 2022

Twins’ home run barrage buries White Sox, 8-2

The Twins may have recently struggled with the Cleveland Guardians, but they own the Chicago White Sox and improved to 5-0 against the South Siders this season after an 8-2 rout of the club on Tuesday. The Twins ran away from the Sox with power, hitting five home runs, including two from budding star and... 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 »

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.