Category: Nelson Cruz

August 21, 2019

Twins’ Nelson Cruz playing like he’s 29, not 39

Tendon-be-damned Nelson Cruz, who apparently is going to play through that tendon-related injury in his left wrist, unloaded on the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night with a home run and three doubles to power the Twins to a 14-4 blowout win. The South Siders took a 3-0 lead early and then the Twins went to... Continue Reading »

August 9, 2019

Remember Sano’s pinch hit, walk-off home run, Twins fans?

It’s amazing how quickly things can go from good to bad in the game of baseball. On Monday, slugger Miguel Sano drilled a pitch into the night sky in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-3. After a lackluster July, Monday’s win felt like the Twins had finally shaken off their... Continue Reading »

August 4, 2019

All hail the Twins’ Nelson Cruz

Slugger Nelson Cruz appears ready to single-handedly lead the Twins to a division title and possibly more after putting on a show Friday and Saturday. In two games, Cruz went 6-for-10 at the plate and hit four home runs, including three on Saturday in the Twins’ 11-3 defeat of the Kansas City Royals. He now... Continue Reading »

July 28, 2019

Twins’ AL Central lead shrinks to 1 game

The Twins have taken two of three games from the Chicago White Sox in this series, which, if not in the thick of a pennant race, would be just fine. The problem is that the Twins’ nearest competitor, the Cleveland Indians, have become a team possessed. After Saturday’s win, the Tribe are now a sizzling... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2019

Twins’ Nelson Cruz cracks open a can of whoop ass on South Siders

Nelson Cruz hit three home runs, Jose Berrios won for the first time since June 6 and the Twins rolled to a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox Thursday night. It was nice to see the Twins get a convincing win for a change after they fell short to the New York Yankees. Cruz... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2019

Twins fall short to Yankees after epic, extra-innings slugfest

Tuesday’s Twins/Yankees game featured 35 hits and 26 runs, but when it was all over the Twins came up just short to the Yanks, losing 14-12 in 10 innings, despite loading the bases in the bottom of the 10th. In the bottom half of the inning, Max Kepler came to the plate and hit a... Continue Reading »

July 23, 2019

Triple play, 5 home runs spark Twins to 8-6 win over Yankees

The Twins did what they do best in Game 1 of their three-game series against the dreaded New York Yankees on Monday. They hit and hit with power, blasting five home runs — four of them off C.C. Sabathia — en route to an 8-6 win. Here is the full list of teams in MLB... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2019

Remember the Cleveland series, Twins fans?

All the momentum created by a successful road trip to Cleveland evaporated quickly Tuesday night after the Twins had a lousy first inning against the New York Mets, then struggled to capitalize the rest of the night. Two unearned runs spoil another strong start by Michael Pineda, and Twins fall to Mets, 3-2 at Target... Continue Reading »

July 15, 2019

Twins denied sweep, but still get series win over Tribe

The Twins rallied to tie Sunday’s game at 3-3, but after reliever, Trevor May, served up a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning, the fight and game were lost, 4-3. The Twins still won two of three games and have a 6.5 game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.... 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.