Category: Michael A. Taylor

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 »

August 30, 2023

Twins fall to earth, lose to Guardians 4-2

After back to back wins and back to back grand slams, the offense took the night off and the Twins lost to the Cleveland Guardians, 4-2, on Tuesday. However, the Twins’ Royce Lewis, he of the two grand slams, hit a solo shot to make it three home runs in as many games, and Michael... 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 19, 2023

Strong pitching, bloop hits earn Twins a Game 1 win over Bucs

The Twins were slow to start on Friday, but they finally got on the board with a two-run home run, then tacked on three more runs via some unlikely RBI hits to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1. That was more than enough runs for Twins pitching. Starter Pablo Lopez pitched six shutout innings, Griffin Jax... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2023

Winning streak comes to an end as whiffs galore, bullpen sink Twins

The Twins’ four-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday as the offense went cold and the bullpen underwhelmed to hand the Seattle Mariners a 9-7 win. And although Michael A. Taylor hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to make it interesting, there was no walk-off magic after back-to-back games of... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins earn sweep with walk-off win in 12th

For eight-plus innings, fans witnessed an all too familiar Twins team, one that struggled to hit with runners in scoring position and left too many men on base. But in the bottom of the ninth, the Twins finally found some offense, scoring three runs to tie the game at 3-3 and force extra innings. They... Continue Reading »

June 18, 2023

Ho-hum. Twins edge Tigers, 2-0

Coming into this four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, the Twins had a chance to sweep Motown, then take the series from them and now the best they can do is earn a split of the four games after they won 2-0 on Saturday. There were no fireworks in this one. The Twins had three... Continue Reading »

June 14, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins walk-off Brewers, 7-5

After the Twins’ Joey Gallo struck out looking with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, it appeared the Brewers were well on their way to a 5-3 win in Game 1 of the short two-game series between the two teams. But in the bottom of the ninth, Michael A. Taylor hit... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2023

Twins win, Luis Arraez still hitting .400

The Twins snapped a season-long five-game losing streak on Friday, getting a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays. Scoring three runs is not exactly opening the flood gates, but it is for the Twins who last scored more than two runs on June 1. And center fielder Michael A. Taylor drove... 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.