Category: Toronto Blue Jays

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 »

April 20, 2019

Big innings haunt Twins in series loss to Blue Jays

The Twins dropped three of four games to the Toronto Blue Jays, making it the club’s second series loss of the young season. And each loss to the Jays shows the team couldn’t escape the big inning. In Game 1, it was a four-run eighth; in Game 2, it was a four-run sixth; in Game... Continue Reading »

July 26, 2018

The sweep is complete! Now, about those Boston Red Sox…

I’ll confess: I wasn’t optimistic about the Twins’ chances against the Toronto Blue Jays, a team they have historically struggled to beat. But the Twins proved me wrong (Have a little faith, right?) after they blasted the Blue Jays on Wednesday and swept the three-game series. It was the Twins’ first sweep of the Blue... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2018

Hang on, these Twins aren’t done just yet

A three-game sweep of the Twins at the hands of the Kansas City Royals had me predicting that the season was just about over, especially if they struggled at all on their current road trip. But that has not happened. Instead, the Twins crossed the border and crushed the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, then... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2018

Color me surprised: Twins pound Toronto

The Twins will not go gently into that good night after they shook off a three-game sweep and pounded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, 8-3. The offense kicked it into gear and scored eight runs on 13 hits, including home runs from Logan Morrison and Max Kepler. Joe Mauer and Mitch Garver also had... 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.