Category: Miguel Sano

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 »

September 29, 2021

Twins edge Tigers for 70th win of the season

Well, I’m struggling to find the enthusiasm to write about the Twins as the disappointing 2021 season winds to a close, but here goes nothing… Two sacrifice flies and a home run — Miguel Sano’s 30th — were the difference as the Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday before a home crowd of... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2021

Twins split series with Toronto after clutch hitting disappears

The Twins had to settle with a four-game split in their series against the Toronto Blue Jays. After wins Thursday and Friday, the Twins lost 6-1 on Saturday and 5-2 on Sunday. Contributing to the two losses was a serious lack of situational hitting. Over the weekend, the Twins went 1-for-16 with runners in scoring... 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 »

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 19, 2021

Twins get 4th straight series win. Now, will the momentum matter against the Yanks?

The Twins took three of four games from the Astros, and two of three games from the White Sox, Rays and Guardians, giving the club its fourth straight series win, including yet another walk-off win on Wednesday. And once again the game-winning hit was delivered by Mr. Clutch himself, Jorge Polanco. Facing a bases loaded... Continue Reading »

August 11, 2021

Jax, Twins bounce back with 4-3 win after Monday’s disaster

Rookie pitcher Griffin Jax made a quality start with 10 strikeouts, Willians Astudillo hit a two-run home run and the Twins went on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Tuesday. The win would’ve been even better had the Twins trounced Chicago, but a win is a win and anything helps to ease the sting... Continue Reading »

July 29, 2021

Hit all the home runs you want, but it means very little if you can’t stop the other team

In the end, it always comes down to good pitching. And the Twins simply do not have enough of it. Despite hitting seven home runs, including another grand slam, and rallying from a 10-0 deficit, Twins pitching couldn’t shut the door on the Detroit Tigers who went on to win 17-14, taking two of three... 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 »

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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.