Category: Justin Morneau

June 8, 2023

No team in the AL Central has a winning record

The Twins have been playing like a .500 baseball team and now it’s official, the club falling to 31-31 on Wednesday after a heart-breaking walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1. Two solo home runs were the difference. The first was allowed by starter Pablo Lopez, who otherwise pitched well and made another quality... Continue Reading »

May 18, 2023

Twins drop series to Dodgers after bullpen collapses in 5-run 7th

The Twins fought hard against the Dodgers, losing a nailbiter 9-8 in extra innings and beating Clayton Kershaw for a 5-1 win, but finally they could not take the series after the Twins’ 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday unraveled in the worst possible way for a 7-3 loss. A lot... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2022

Twins rip Red Sox, but may have lost Buxton to yet another injury

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan looked great, Miguel Sano finally broke out of a long hitless streak with a home run and the Rod Carew-like Luis Arraez cracked an RBI double to pace the Twins to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. But all of that was overshadowed by what happened... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2021

Twins nearly no-hit by Angels, lose anyway

The Twins avoided the no-hitter on Saturday, but the club’s ninth inning rally still fell short after Miguel Sano struck out for the third time in the game, stranding the tying run at second base. Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval made quite the start. He was spotted two runs in the top of the first inning,... Continue Reading »

June 12, 2021

Momentum, if you want to call it that, quickly extinguished after Twins lose to Astros

There was a lot of talk about “momentum” after the Twins’ thrilling, come from behind win over Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees Thursday night. Losing 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Twins hit back-to-back two-run home runs to first tie the game and then won it in walk-off fashion, 7-5.... Continue Reading »

January 18, 2018

Justin Morneau, who won 2006 AL MVP award with Twins, retires

Justin Morneau, who spent 11 of his 14 seasons with the Twins and was the American League MVP in 2006, announced his retirement on Wednesday. This didn’t come as too much of a surprise because news broke last week that he was joining the team as a special assistant. During a press conference, Morneau talked... Continue Reading »

January 11, 2018

The Offseason, a poem

January 30, 2017

How many designated hitters do the Twins really need?

The Twins probably have generated more speculation than actual news this off-season, and that continued with two recent stories. One, by Jon Heyman, makes the convincing argument that former Cleveland Indian Mike Napoli would be a good fit for the Twins, while the other by Mike Berardino, citing an unnamed source, says the Twins are... Continue Reading »

October 1, 2016

There it is: 103 losses and counting for the 2016 Minnesota Twins

The worst Twins team in franchise history lost 102 games in 1982. But a record that stood for 34 years fell Friday night after the Twins lost for the 103rd time this season to the Chicago White Sox, 7-3. And like too many games this season, the Twins barely showed. There was little hitting, too... 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.