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September 30, 2020

Twins’ 17th postseason loss was about one thing: faith

Tuesday’s horrific Twins loss was not about Jorge Polanco, or Marwin Gonzalez, or Sergio Romo, or Tyler Duffey, or a lack of hitting, including 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. After all, the Twins scored the first run of the game. But it was about faith, or in this case, the lack of faith shown... Continue Reading »

September 15, 2020

Twins leave offense in Minnesota, lose 3-1 to Chisox

After smashing 11 home runs in a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Twins appeared poised to keep hitting long balls in Game 1 of their series against the Chicago White Sox. Instead, the clutch hitting completely disappeared and the bullpen folded late to give the Pale Hose a 3-1 win on Monday. There... Continue Reading »

September 12, 2020

Twins beat Bieber, leapfrog Tribe for 2nd spot in Central

Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber, the best pitcher in baseball, brought his undefeated record and scintilla of an ERA to Target Field on Friday to face the Twins. And this time, after the Twins almost beat Bieber the last time they faced each other, they took the early lead and didn’t look back. Byron Buxton... Continue Reading »

September 8, 2020

Twins take early lead and hold on to it for 6-2 win

The Twins scored first and the bullpen didn’t waver as the team took four of five games from the Detroit Tigers with a 6-2 win on Monday. Starter Michael Pineda was once again impressive. He made a strong 2020 debut and was even better on Monday, giving the Twins seven innings with eight strikeouts. Reliever... Continue Reading »

September 5, 2020

Twins take 2 from Tigers

Call it partial payback. After the Detroit Tigers swept three games from the Twins last week, the Twins swept a doubleheader on Friday at Target Field to gain a little payback from Gardy’s Guys. It will be even sweeter if they win all five games of this series, which continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In... Continue Reading »

September 1, 2020

The Twins are in trouble, folks

For the Twins rotation, bullpen and offense, it goes something like this: not enough innings pitched, too many innings pitched and hits and runs in bits, but not enough overall to win. That combination played out Monday night and resulted in an 8-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Twins’ sixth straight. The South... Continue Reading »

August 25, 2020

For the Twins, it’s 30 games played with 30 games to go

The Twins improved to 20-10 at the halfway mark of the 60-game season after they rallied against Cleveland and held on for a 3-2 win on Monday. When these two teams get together — the two best teams in the AL Central — the games are low-scoring, nail-biting affairs. The Twins are 4-1 against the... Continue Reading »

August 24, 2020

Twins take series from Royals. Now, it’s on to Cleveland

The Twins took two of three games from the Kansas City Royals, including Sunday’s game, 5-4. It never should have been that close. The Twins banged out 13 hits, but left 11 men on base and were 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Still, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez had 10... Continue Reading »

August 19, 2020

Twins hang on for extra-innings win after no-hit bid ends in 9th

Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda was brilliant for eight innings on Tuesday. He didn’t allow a hit, he struck out 12 and he didn’t win. That’s because the Milwaukee Brewers scored three runs in the ninth to force an extra-innings game that the Twins finally won in the 12th, 4-3. Jorge Polanco’s infield single scored the... 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.