Category: Taylor Rogers

August 16, 2019

Twins’ August schedule pays off with wider lead over Tribe

After a rough four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, the Twins split two games with the Milwaukee Brewers and have won the first two games of a four-game set against the Texas Rangers, including Friday’s 4-3 win. Meanwhile, as expected, the Tribe, after departing the Twin Cities, didn’t find it so easy to battle the... Continue Reading »

August 5, 2019

Twins shut out Royals, earn first sweep since late May

Twins rookie starter Devin Smeltzer allowed only two hits over six innings and three relievers pitched scoreless baseball the rest of the way to shut out the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday.  It was the Twins’ eighth sweep of the season and the club’s first since late May when the Twins took three games... Continue Reading »

August 2, 2019

Newly acquired Sam Dyson makes disastrous appearance for Twins

In one of the worst losses of the season, the Miami Marlins, a team that is 23 games under .500, 21 games out of the running in its own division and has the lowest attendance in the National League, rallied to tie the Twins in the ninth inning and beat them in extras on a... 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 21, 2019

The day Tony Oliva hit the deck, then hit a triple

The Twins lost again Saturday to the Oakland A’s, so let’s forget about the 2019 team for the moment and turn back the clock. During the recent Twins/Mets series, Strib columnist, Patrick Reusse, tweeted about seeing Mets pitching coach, Phil Regan, visit the mound at Target Field. And yet nobody booed him, which led Reusse... Continue Reading »

July 13, 2019

Game 1 goes to the Twins

The Twins scored first, fell behind early, then rallied for four runs late to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 in Game 1 of a key, three-game series on Friday. Perhaps most important: the Twins widened their lead over the Tribe to 6.5 games. Nelson Cruz got things started with a solo home run in the... Continue Reading »

July 7, 2019

Twins’ Taylor Rogers is an all-star. Or at least he should be.

The best pitcher on the Twins staff is not the rising star Jose Berrios or the resurgent Jake Odorizzi, it’s Taylor Rogers, the left-handed reliever who throws in the mid-90s and leads the team with a 1.82 ERA. The Twins do not have a dedicated closer. Instead, Falvey & Co., ever since they traded Fernando... Continue Reading »

July 4, 2019

Twins rally to tie game, then beat A’s in extra innings

The Twins have yet to lose three games in a row this season after they rallied to tie then beat the Oakland A’s in extra innings Wednesday night. Almost immediately the Twins found themselves down three runs, but they responded with runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and then won it in the... 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.