Category: Griffin Jax

February 28, 2024

The curtain hasn’t fallen on the Twins’ Jose Miranda just yet

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the wildly popular 2015 musical “Hamilton,” has watched as the curtain has been raised and fallen to adoring crowds ever since. His cousin, Twins’ infielder Jose Miranda, also had a breakout rookie season in 2022 in which he slashed .268/.325/.426 with 15 home runs and a team-leading 66 RBI. The... Continue Reading »

October 4, 2023

Just call him Mr. Clutch: Lewis lifts Twins to 3-1 win, team snaps postseason losing streak

Carlos Correa and Michael A. Taylor made terrific defensive plays on Tuesday, but the hero was rookie Royce Lewis who again displayed a knack for coming up huge in big moments by hitting not one but two home runs to lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1... Continue Reading »

September 11, 2023

Lopez strikes out 14, but it’s the Twins who are shut out

Twins pitcher Pablo Lopez made his best start of the season on Sunday. He went eight innings, he allowed only two hits, he didn’t walk a single batter and he struck out 14 New York Mets. And yet he didn’t figure in the decision because after 106 pitches he exited the scoreless game in favor... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2023

Twins swept by Brewers. Here comes Texas, folks

A key error, an infield hit and that was all the Milwaukee Brewers needed in the end to walk-off the Twins in extra innings 8-7 and sweep the two-game series. The Cleveland Guardians were idle on Wednesday because their game against the Dodgers was suspended because of rain. It is now set to resume Thursday... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2023

Reliever Jax has terrible inning, Twins lose 8-7

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli had to turn to the bullpen early in Wednesday’s game after starter Kenta Maeda burned through 87 pitches in four innings. Maeda exited with a 4-3 lead over the Detroit Tigers. The Twins got a scoreless inning from Dylan Floro, the same from Emilio Pagan and then Griffin Jax blew it... Continue Reading »

August 14, 2023

Twins win 3-0 to take series from Phillies

Well, call it what it is: a two-game winning streak and a series win for the Twins over the Philadelphia Phillies. This one belonged to the pitching staff. Starter Sonny Gray pitched six scoreless innings with three walks and seven strikeouts, then a relief corps of Griffin Jax, Caleb Thielbar, Emilio Pagan and Jhoan Duran... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2023

Payback: Twins get series win over Tigers

The Twins won 6-3 in 10 innings on Sunday to take two of three games from the Detroit Tigers in their house, which seems perfectly appropriate after the Tigers did the same to the Twins at Target Field earlier this month.   The Twins tied the game late, then scored three runs in the top... Continue Reading »

May 30, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Lewis, Jeffers rally Twins to 7-5 win

Infielder Royce Lewis, the Twins’ No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft and a player who has twice battled back from serious knee injuries, returned to the lineup on Monday and didn’t disappoint, hitting a three-run home run to start the scoring and a game-tying single to send the game to the 10th... Continue Reading »

May 20, 2023

Seesaw game finally results in 5-4 Twins loss to Halos

The Twins looked tired Friday night after their hard-fought series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and for five innings it really showed as they remained hitless and struck out 12 times as a team. That allowed the Los Angeles Angels to take a 3-0 lead that suddenly evaporated, courtesy of a pinch-hit RBI double from... 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.