Category: Joe Ryan

March 4, 2024

The Twins’ Royce Lewis? All he does is hit grand slams

Twins infielder Royce Lewis continues to show he has an affinity for coming up big in the right moments after he hit another grand slam in the team’s 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. If it was the regular season, it would have been the sixth grand slam of his very young... Continue Reading »

October 12, 2023

It’s over: 2023 season ends as Twins lose game, series to Houston

The offense disappeared for the second straight night and Houston did just enough to edge the Twins 3-2 on Wednesday to advance to the American League Championship Series and make it an all-Texas affair, Astros versus Rangers. What happened to these Twins the past two games? They reverted to their regular season form by striking... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2023

Twins get back on track, beat Halos 9-3 to take series

I guess all the Twins needed on Sunday was a 50-minute rain delay because once they retook the field they added to their 4-3 lead with a single, a double and two home runs, including Max Kepler’s team-leading 23rd dinger, to run away from the Angels, 9-3. The Twins are again 10 games above .500... 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 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 »

September 7, 2023

The lead is still 6 games, Twins fans. Will it be enough?

The Twins lost 2-1 on Wednesday to the Cleveland Guardians, but no matter because the Twins won the series over their nearest rival and played well during a key stretch of games to maintain a healthy lead in the AL Central. After the Twins were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in a short, two-game series... Continue Reading »

September 3, 2023

The lead still stands at 5 games, Twins fans

The Twins continue to keep pace with the Cleveland Guardians. The Guards have won back to back games over the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Twins have done the same, getting a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday and a 10-inning 9-7 win on Saturday. Two big innings helped the Twins on Saturday.... Continue Reading »

August 23, 2023

Buckle up, Twins fans. It just got real

The Twins’ first step during an important stretch of games was a complete face plant on Tuesday as the Milwaukee Brewers jumped all over reliever Dylan Floro and cruised to an easy 7-3 win. Making matters much worse, the Cleveland Guardians, who have struggled all season long, clobbered the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the... 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.