Category: Cleveland Guardians

April 8, 2024

You know who the Twins miss? Royce Lewis

The Twins are lacking a serious spark in their lineup of late, which explains why the club was 0-for-12 on Thursday and 0-for-11 on Saturday in two losses to the Cleveland Guardians. Saturday’s loss was especially noticeable because the Twins scored one run on two hits. All of this is a reminder that Mr. Clutch,... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2024

Twins fall to .500. At least they’re not the Marlins

The Twins lost their home opener to the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday, 4-2. Both teams had the same number of hits (7) and both teams each committed one error, but look at hitting with runners in scoring position and that’s where you can throw the similarities out the window. It’s not like the Guards put... Continue Reading »

November 12, 2023

Sticking with a theme: The Twins faced the ‘Spaceman’ on 10-cent beer night

Disco Demolition Night isn’t the only baseball promotion to go off the rails. Promoters have also given us Ten Cent Beer Night, a gimmick to increase attendance that had been pulled off before without incident, but that failed badly on June 4, 1974, in a game that was played in Cleveland between the Indians and... Continue Reading »

September 21, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for 5-3 win, slash magic number to 1

The Twins on Wednesday withstood a 14-strikeout effort from Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene and then they went to work, down 2-0 through six innings. They scored a run in the seventh inning, a run in the eighth and then three runs in the ninth, in part because the Twins put runners in scoring position... Continue Reading »

September 20, 2023

Magic number falls to 3 with Twins win, Guardians loss

The Twins inched closer to a division title on Tuesday with a 7-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds and a Cleveland Guardians loss to those never-quit Kansas City Royals. The Twins are now 80-72. They have an eight-game lead on the Guards with 10 games left in the regular season. Minnesota dropped Game 1 to... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2023

Twins lose to Spencer Steer and the Reds

The Twins lost to the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Monday. It won’t derail the Twins’ chances of winning the AL Central because the Cleveland Guardians lost Monday as well, but the game did act as one big reminder about what might have been. That’s because rookie Spencer Steer, who once was a member of the... Continue Reading »

September 18, 2023

Twins take 3 of 4 games from White Sox

Rookie Eddie Julien hit a three-run homer, Jorge Polanco added a solo blast and the Twins took the series from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday and won nine of 13 contests versus the South Siders this season. The four runs is all the Twins needed because three pitchers blanked the Pale Hose on six... Continue Reading »

September 17, 2023

Twins make it interesting, still lose to White Sox 7-6

I guess the Chicago White Sox are tired of losing to the Twins. After being blown out in back to back games, the Sox wasted no time in getting their act together, scoring five runs in the first inning and ultimately held on for the 7-6 win Saturday. Twins starter Pablo Lopez was not his... Continue Reading »

September 13, 2023

Twins snap 4-game losing streak to Rays with 3-2 win

The Twins finally beat the Tampa Bay Rays this season, getting a 3-2 win over the Florida club Tuesday night after being swept by them in early June and dropping Monday’s game 7-4. The win was a product of a much improved effort from the Twins bullpen. Starter Joe Ryan was not sharp, tossing 102... 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.