Category: Josh Donaldson

October 4, 2021

The real 2021 Twins finally showed up on the last day of the season

The team I think we all knew the Twins could be, a team that would make an immediate impact with its hitting, pitching and bullpen, finally showed up on Oct. 3, 2021, the final game of the season. It was hard not to feel that way watching them play on Sunday. Luis Arraez, the best... Continue Reading »

October 2, 2021

Twins pitching allows 21 runs in 2 games

The Twins’ disappointing 2021 season is winding down to a disappointing close after team pitching served up 10 runs on Thursday and 11 more on Friday. The Twins lost 10-7 to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, a game that was tit-for-tat for most of it until Motown pulled away late. As for Friday’s loss to... Continue Reading »

September 22, 2021

Twins finally score some runs in win over Chicago

For only the second time this month, the Twins scored nine or more runs against their opponent. They beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-2, on Sept. 11 and on Tuesday they banged out 16 hits, including three extra-base hits, to knock off the Chicago Cubs 9-5. The Twins scored first, then fell behind and then... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2021

Twins split 2 games with Blue Jays, face Berrios Sunday

The Twins looked pretty good on Friday, hitting back to back to back home runs to knock off the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the hottest teams in baseball, 7-3. But it’s hard to keep the Blue Jays down because they also have the best offense in baseball, and they showed why on Saturday, going... Continue Reading »

September 6, 2021

Twins avoid the sweep, snap 4-game losing streak with win at Tampa

Rookie second baseman, Nick Gordon, was the big man on campus Sunday, collecting three hits and driving in two runs to help the Twins edge the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5. The Twins took an early lead, fell behind late, but kept on hitting to secure the win. In all, the Twins banged out 13 hits.... Continue Reading »

August 31, 2021

Once in Ontario, Harmon Killebrew country is just across the Snake River

We arrived in Ontario, Oregon on Sunday and finally made our way to Payette, Idaho Monday morning. You head east across the Snake River, pass through the town of Fruitland and the unmistakable smell of onions (onion supplier Dickinson Frozen Foods is based in Fruitland), then you turn north toward Payette. We kept our eyes... Continue Reading »

August 26, 2021

Twins beat Boston, Robles with late-inning blasts

On Tuesday, former Twins reliever Hansel Robles locked down his 11th save of the season in an 11-9 Red Sox win. On Wednesday, the Twins made sure that didn’t happen again. The Red Sox forced extra innings after they rallied to tie the game at 4-4. But in the top of the 10th, the Twins... Continue Reading »

August 25, 2021

Losing streak grows to 4 games after Twins drop Game 1 in Boston

The Twins put up a fight in their Game 1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, but couldn’t overcome nine runs allowed through five innings, finally losing 11-9. It was a long night for rookie pitcher Griffin Jax, who was handed a 3-1 lead — Max Kepler hit a first-inning leadoff triple —... Continue Reading »

July 27, 2021

Twins improve to 8-5 versus Tigers after extra-innings win

Old friend Robbie Grossman forced extra innings on Monday after he hit a two-run home run off long-suffering Twins reliever, Alex Colome, to tie the game at 5-5. But in the bottom of the 10th, Andrelton Simmons earned a free pass to first base, pitcher Kenta Maeda, of all people, replaced him as a pinch... 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.