Category: Royce Lewis

April 21, 2024

Twins win. Barely

The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Although the Twins won, the one element of their game that was a problem last season and has become a major issue this season is hitting with runners in scoring position. Given the win, one might think they... Continue Reading »

April 8, 2024

You know who the Twins miss? Royce Lewis

The Twins are lacking a serious spark in their lineup of late, which explains why the club was 0-for-12 on Thursday and 0-for-11 on Saturday in two losses to the Cleveland Guardians. Saturday’s loss was especially noticeable because the Twins scored one run on two hits. All of this is a reminder that Mr. Clutch,... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2024

Twins denied sweep the hard way. Just ask Bailey Ober

The Twins earned a series win over the Kansas City Royals to start the 2024 regular season, but you’d hardly know it after Sunday’s loss. And it was over in a hurry for the Twins and pitcher Bailey Ober. Ober lasted all of four outs, allowing eight runs, all earned, on nine hits, including three... Continue Reading »

March 30, 2024

Twins win, but at what cost?

Want to know what a pyrrhic victory is? A Twins win over anybody that results in the loss of a key player. That’s what the Twins are facing after their 4-1 takedown of the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Royce Lewis, who seems built for big moments, homered on opening day and also singled, but... Continue Reading »

March 24, 2024

Twins fall to 8-17. Does it matter?

The Twins finally lost a see-saw game to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. They took an early lead, they gave up that lead, and then they pulled ahead, only to fall behind after serving up a grand slam. And then a Boston reliever, who couldn’t throw strikes to save his life, made things very... Continue Reading »

March 17, 2024

Rod Carew, 1970

Another addition to my growing collection of Twins memorabilia is a Rod Carew baseball card from 1970, which appears to show him on the road at Yankee Stadium, if I’m not mistaken. Carew’s career numbers versus the Yankees, like most teams he faced, were sensational. He slashed .331/.396/.447 against the Pinstripers with 222 hits. But... Continue Reading »

March 10, 2024

Twins beat Yankees, which always feels good to say

The Twins’ Byron Buxton had an all-world day on Saturday. He hit two triples, a home run, scored three runs and drove in four more to pace Minnesota to a 10-7 win over the New York Yankees. In addition to Buck’s three hits, the team came up with 16 more, including three hits apiece from... Continue Reading »

March 4, 2024

The Twins’ Royce Lewis? All he does is hit grand slams

Twins infielder Royce Lewis continues to show he has an affinity for coming up big in the right moments after he hit another grand slam in the team’s 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. If it was the regular season, it would have been the sixth grand slam of his very young... Continue Reading »

October 12, 2023

It’s over: 2023 season ends as Twins lose game, series to Houston

The offense disappeared for the second straight night and Houston did just enough to edge the Twins 3-2 on Wednesday to advance to the American League Championship Series and make it an all-Texas affair, Astros versus Rangers. What happened to these Twins the past two games? They reverted to their regular season form by striking... 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.