Category: Cleveland Guardians

August 21, 2023

Will the Twins win the division? The answer is just around the corner

The make or break moment of the Twins’ 2023 season is here because the series of games they play over the next two weeks should determine their fate. They play competitive teams and weaker clubs, although that weaker club is the Cleveland Guardians, and when the Twins and Guards get together, history has shown they... 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 »

August 7, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Wallner walks it off, Twins sweep Snakes

Poring over the Twins’ August schedule, I saw nothing but foul weather in the form of teams such as the Texas Rangers and others that just might be too much for a club clinging to a slim lead in the American League Central division. But here we are, a few games into the new month,... Continue Reading »

July 20, 2023

It’s called the Eddie and Alex show. And I’m not talking about Van Halen

French Canadian Eddie Julien and Pittsburgh native Alex Kirilloff continue to carry this Minnesota Twins team, once again coming up with key hits to pace the club to a 6-3 win on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the four-game series. The two had multiple hits on Monday and Tuesday, and then on Wednesday Julien... Continue Reading »

July 9, 2023

Gray has stinker of a game, Twins drop series to Baltimore

The clarion call to take advantage of a largely weak July schedule has apparently gone unheeded after the Twins lost the game and the series to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Pitcher Sonny Gray had his first really bad start of the season, allowing six runs in the second inning, and the Twins offense once... Continue Reading »

July 3, 2023

After Braves’ sweep, Twins respond with series win at Baltimore

The Twins lost on Sunday to the Baltimore Orioles, but the overall message should be this: They took two of three games from one of the better teams in baseball after one of the best — perhaps the best team in baseball, the Atlanta Braves — dispatched them with ease. The Twins responded with a... Continue Reading »

June 29, 2023

No surprise: Braves sweep Twins (and it was ugly)

The Atlanta Braves, one of the best teams in baseball with the power and pitching to prove it, had no trouble with the Twins this week, finally punctuating a three-game sweep with a four-hit shutout to win, 3-0. The Twins struck out 14 times as a team on Wednesday. The dismal series reportedly prompted a... Continue Reading »

June 5, 2023

Twins whiff their way to series split with Guardians

The Twins came away with a disappointing split of their four-game series with the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday, the finale featuring 16 team strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Guards. That made a loser out of starter Joe Ryan, despite making another quality start. But if you’re going to score only one run on... Continue Reading »

October 9, 2022

Too bad we had to wait until Game 162 to see the Twins at their best

The Twins wrapped up the 2022 season in style, getting a convincing 10-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 5. But the victory left this Twins fan wondering: Where was this all season? You might be wondering the same because the Twins hit, they hit with power and they hit win runners in... 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.