Category: Toronto Blue Jays

August 8, 2022

About what I expected: Twins split 4-game series with Blue Jays

At least the Twins went a long way in erasing the memory of Thursday’s terrible 9-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. They won on Friday and Saturday and then dropped a close one Sunday, losing 3-2 on a controversial call at home plate. In the top of the 10th inning, Twins left fielder Tim... 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 »

September 20, 2021

Jays chase Twins’ Farrell, back Berrios with 5 runs in win

Sunday’s rubber match against the Toronto Blue Jays ended almost as quickly as it began. Reliever Luke Farrell got the nod for the Twins and his one inning of work went like this: strikeout, double, single, home run, single, single, single, single and his day was done. He allowed five runs on seven straight hits,... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2021

Twins split 2 games with Blue Jays, face Berrios Sunday

The Twins looked pretty good on Friday, hitting back to back to back home runs to knock off the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the hottest teams in baseball, 7-3. But it’s hard to keep the Blue Jays down because they also have the best offense in baseball, and they showed why on Saturday, going... 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 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 »

July 14, 2020

A tale of two seasons, featuring the Twins and Blue Jays

The Twins were barely competitive in 1979, finishing the season with a record of 82-80. It also was manager Gene Mauch’s final full season with the club, and star infielder, Rod Carew, who hit .388 in 1977, was no longer with the Twins after he was traded during the offseason. His departure was almost a... Continue Reading »

May 8, 2019

It’s back-to-back shutouts for the Twins

How about these Twins? Back-to-back shutouts, 10 games over .500 and pitcher Jose Berrios improved to 6-1 Tuesday after he and three relievers six-hit the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3-0 win. Berrios alone struck out five over seven innings with no walks and allowed only four hits. Meanwhile, catcher Mitch Garver was the hero... Continue Reading »

May 7, 2019

With Bronx behind ’em, Twins return to form and crush Blue Jays

What’s the best way to soothe another frustrating series against the New York Yankees? To hit the road and open up a can of whoop ass on whoever the next opponent might be. In this case, the Twins took on the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night and went to work quickly. They scored a run... 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.