Category: Griffin Jax

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 »

May 11, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for 4-3 walk-off win over Padres

After the San Diego Padres pulled off a textbook suicide squeeze play in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday night, it appeared the Twins were dead and buried for sure going into the home half of the inning, now losing 3-2. Not only were they down a run, they also had to contend with... Continue Reading »

May 10, 2023

For the Twins, the math looks like this: 1 run over 2 games equals 2 losses

The Twins suddenly can’t hit or score runs, which has this fan seriously concerned after looking at the team’s remaining schedule for May. After losing back-to-back series to the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians, including Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Guards (in which the Twins generated a grand total of one hit), they are... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2023

More games against the Twins is all the White Sox needed, apparently

Coming off a convincing series win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins seemed poised to keep on winning in Chicago against a White Sox team that has accomplished little so far this season. But after two games, it is the White Sox celebrating their first series win of 2023, while the Twins’ two losses... Continue Reading »

April 6, 2023

Losing streak stands at 2 games after bullpen collapses

Twins starter Pablo Lopez made a triumphant return to Miami on Wednesday, allowing just a run over seven innings with eight strikeouts. Trevor Larnach hit an RBI single to tie the contest at 1-1 late in the game, and then Lopez was gone and the ball was in the hands of the bullpen. It did... Continue Reading »

March 27, 2023

Can the Twins play the Red Sox all the time?

The Twins beat the Red Sox again on Sunday, getting a 7-2 win and an ace-like performance out of starter Sonny Gray, who pitched three no-hit innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Gray and the Twins were backed by home runs from Ryan Jeffers, Willi Castro and Hernan Perez. It was the Twins’ second... Continue Reading »

March 14, 2023

Any Twins win over the Yankees is a good win

The calendar might say March, but who cares when it’s Twins vs. Yankees? Any win over their arch-rival is something to celebrate. Max Kepler hit a home run and that’s all the Twins needed on Monday in their 1-0 win as seven pitchers took the mound to three-hit the Bronx Bombers. The win went to... Continue Reading »

September 17, 2022

Season-deciding series off to terrible start after Twins cough up lead late, lose

A three-game winning streak and maybe a whole lot more has finally come to an end for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins accomplished their first goal by sweeping three games from the Kansas City Royals this week and pulled within four games of the Cleveland Guardians going into Friday’s game. And Game 1 of the... 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 »

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.