Category: Ryan Jeffers

October 1, 2022

One of the few silver linings of 2022: Joe Ryan’s pitching

Joe Ryan pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, earned his 13th win of the season and set a new single-season strikeout record for a Twins rookie with 151 strikeouts, eight of them in Friday’s 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. It appears this was Ryan’s last start of the season so he finishes the 2022... Continue Reading »

September 18, 2022

It’s over, Twins fans

A five-run rally and a Nick Gordon sacrifice fly kept the Twins in the game for 15 innings on Saturday, but the team finally was undone by an infield error, which handed the Cleveland Guardians a 7-6 win in the nightcap after the Guards beat them 5-1 earlier in the day. When did the season... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2022

The Twins have no business losing to the Detroit Tigers

One would think that after a walk-off win on Monday, followed by some pre-game wheeling and dealing to bolster the lineup, that the Twins would emerge from the dugout inspired, a team ready to take on the New York Yankees, let alone the Detroit Tigers. Instead, the Twins took a 2-0 lead over the Tigers... Continue Reading »

June 9, 2022

Well, what do you know? Twins trounce Yanks 8-1

So it really isn’t hopeless after all, is it? Twins pitching limited the New York Yankees to four hits and the offense did the rest, banging out 11 hits, including three doubles and two home runs, to pace the Twins to an easy 8-1 win on Wednesday. The Twins scored two runs in the fourth... Continue Reading »

April 28, 2022

Ryan, Kepler carry Twins to sixth straight win

Joe Ryan pitched seven strong innings and Max Kepler stroked two home runs to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Wednesday. The win extended the Twins’ winning streak to six games. They go for a second straight sweep on Thursday. Ryan cruised, allowing only one hit over seven innings with a walk and nine strikeouts.... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2022

Buxton powers Twins to 9-2 win over White Sox

Now that’s more like it. The Byron Buxton show was on full display Saturday as the outfielder returned to his spot at the top of the order. And he didn’t miss a beat, cranking out four hits, including a double and home run, in four trips to the plate to pace the Twins to a... Continue Reading »

March 24, 2022

Finally, signs of life from the Twins’ ‘A Team’

So far I’ve been more impressed with the Twins’ “B team” than the “A team” during exhibition play. The B squad, of course, features a lineup of youngsters and unfamiliar names that likely won’t start the season with the Twins. Still, they rapped out eight hits and scored eight runs in a 10-8 loss to... 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 »

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.