Category: New York Yankees

June 10, 2022

Twins hit 5 home runs and still lose 10-7 to Yanks

So it really is hopeless after all, isn’t it? It appeared the Twins had finally turned a corner against the New York Yankees, smashing five home runs early in Thursday’s game to chase former 16-game winner, Gerrit Cole, after two-plus innings. Luis Arraez connected, Byron Buxton hit two deep shots off Cole, Carlos Correa added... Continue Reading »

June 6, 2022

Twins take series from Toronto, get Kryptonite Tuesday

The Twins and Toronto Blue Jays traded blowout wins in the first two games of this series, and the Twins were set to do it again Sunday until reliever Tyler Duffey served up a three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth. Still, the Twins held on for the 8-6 win to take two of... Continue Reading »

March 14, 2022

Suddenly urgent Twins get Sanchez, Urshela from Yankees on busy Sunday

The Twins have wasted no time in making key additions to the 2022 roster, adding a pitcher and infielder days after baseball’s lockout came to an end with a new collective bargaining agreement announced on March 10. That was still true as of Sunday afternoon, but then the Twins blew part of it up, sending... Continue Reading »

September 15, 2021

Tuesday was almost worse than Monday for the Twins

After the Twins lost again to the New York Yankees on Monday, the team flew home to play a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians at Target Field. On the mound for Minnesota? The talk of the state, Joe Ryan, the big-time pitching prospect acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, who pitched well in his Twins... Continue Reading »

September 14, 2021

It was all so predictable…

As the Twins unraveled against the New York Yankees on Monday, I couldn’t help but check in on social media to see how Twins Territory was holding up, and, of course, it was going very, very badly for Twins fans who seemed to know that the Twins would lose. Yes, this is what life has... Continue Reading »

September 13, 2021

Twins drop series to Royals, get Kryptonite Monday

After losing two of three games to the Kansas City Royals, including 5-3 on Sunday, the Twins now head to The Bronx to play a makeup game against the Yankees on Monday. It sure would be nice to see the Twins win, but that seems unlikely because (a) it’s the New York Yankees and (b)... 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 »

August 22, 2021

Yanks won’t sweep Twins after Sunday’s game is postponed by Hurricane Henri

Life offers three inescapable realities: death, the Internal Revenue Service and the Minnesota Twins losing to the New York Yankees. They lost Thursday, they lost Friday and they lost again Saturday, 7-1, to drop the series to the Bronx Bombers. But at least Mother Nature is a Twins fan because she has nudged a hurricane... Continue Reading »

August 20, 2021

Well…

There’s no need to dwell on what happened to the Twins on Thursday in The Bronx. They lost, of course, 7-5. But I am compelled to mention reliever Andrew Albers and the job he did late in the game. Albers, 35, who last pitched at the major league level in 2017, entered the game in... 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.