1. ALDS Game 2: Sad Consolation Prizes for Orlando Hudson, Carl Pavano & Joe Mauer

    In the American game show tradition, I’m sure there’s some type of consolation prize for baseball teams who make it to the postseason but don’t win anything. The Twins, for example, might get little charm bracelets...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 4 years ago 281 reads 2 comments

  2. Cuddy and Kubel Boost Minnesota Twins Over Cleveland Indians 6-3

    You can count the rest of the season. You can count it in the seven games remaining against the Tigers, or against teams that ought to be (here’s hoping) pushovers...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 128 reads 3 comments

  3. Cleveland Indians' Defense Run Down Minnesota Twins and Their Hopes

    To brew up a classic pitcher’s duel, you need two hurlers at the top of their game, a reasonably generous umpire, and alert fielders...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 68 reads 4 comments

  4. Minnesota Twins Turning It On with 4-1 Walkoff Win Over Chicago White Sox

    I am cheered by the Twins. Which is, after all, the point. But we do tend to over complicate our sports—every failure, and even every success, generates oceans of criticism...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 68 reads 4 comments

  5. Minnesota Twins Show Postseason Spark in Comeback Win Over Texas Rangers

    The winner of Sunday’s final game in the series between the Twins and the Rangers will consider it consolation for a tough loss, for both teams have had one of those. The Twins scraped a victory on Friday, 3-2, while the Rangers won 3-0 yesterday..

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 69 reads 1 comments

  6. Minnesota Twins Creep into AL Central Second Place, Beat Texas Rangers 3-2

    The Twins beat the Rangers tonight. The game had two simple themes: the Twins scored three quick runs in the first inning and then fell stone silent at the hands of the Ranger pitchers, and Brian Duensing pitched very well to silence Texas...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 94 reads 1 comments

  7. Twins-Orioles: Minnesota Beats Baltimore with Walk-Off Hit from Delmon Young

    Armando Gabino had his first major league start for the Twins tonight, facing Brian Matusz, who has a mere five games under his belt. The raw beauty of something done for the first time made me hope Gabino would have a fairytale debut...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 83 reads 3 comments

  8. Minnesota Twins Sweep Kansas City Royals with Big Seventh Inning

    The Twins and Royals played two games of baseball today, and I’m not referring to a doubleheader. Through the first six innings, the game was about how far you could stretch a single run...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 59 reads 1 comments

  9. Duensing's First Win Puts Twins Over Royals 8-7

    Baseballs float. Only occasionally, but they do. In the eighth inning of Saturday’s game against the Royals, Michael Cuddyer lofted a ball to shallow right. It was not far beyond first base, and it hung in the air with a rapturous pause...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  10. Liriano and Crede Lift Twins To 7-1 Win Over Royals

    Whenever I’m about to lose heart, the Twins turn around and have a game like tonight’s 7-1 victory over the Royals. Last night, just to keep this in perspective, the Twins lost 14-6...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 71 reads 3 comments

  11. Los Angeles Angels Swarm Over Minnesota Twins, 11-5

    There are two guaranteed arguments for baseball fans: the value of the designated hitter and the wisdom of the hit and run...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 63 reads 1 comments

  12. Twins Sweep Sox, Bottom Of The Order Comes Through

    The trading deadline is two days away and the Twins will not be solving their infield problems by acquiring Freddy Sanchez from the Pirates. That’s certain now, as the Giants have snapped him up...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 1 comments

  13. A's Clobber Twins, 16-1

    Today was a day when you’re grateful for the long season, because it’s big enough to bury a complete collapse of offense and defense. The Twins made this three-game series with the Oakland A’s a crazy-making saga of extremes...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about almost 6 years ago 46 reads 7 comments

  14. Joe Mauer's Hitting Slump Is Working a Double Doozy on Minnesota Twins Fans

    Sports outcomes are random. They are more random than we can possibly tolerate. They are so random that we are forced to tell stories to stitch them back together, to explain the randomness...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 399 reads 6 comments

  15. Carlos Gomez and Minnesota Twins Clock Chicago White Sox 13-7

    Who knows if momentum matters. Who knows if it’s real. And who knows if it will last long enough to be waiting for the Twins when they return from the All-Star break...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 125 reads 1 comments

  16. Brad Radke Inducted Into Twins Hall of Fame

    Sports fans are entitled to various idiosyncrasies, and mine include disproportionate affection for Brad Radke, Twins pitcher from 1995 through 2006...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 258 reads 8 comments

  17. Twins: Blackburn Backed Up By Team in 6-4 Win

    It took the whole team to win Friday night. The credit for RBI can be individually allocated, but the win took offense and defense, and every man on the team can feel like the player of the game...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 46 reads 6 comments

  18. Seattle Mariners 4 Minnesota Twins 2: Too Many Left on Base

    The Twins end up losing the weekend series with Seattle 1-2, and the season series 4-6. Not a sterling start to this road trip, but not a humiliating defeat either. Yesterday the Twins lost by a run; Friday they won by one...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  19. Twins Sweep Brewers; Baker's Back

    Two weeks ago, the Twins were 15-17, hanging on in the AL Central thanks to a division-wide inability to climb much above .500...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  20. Minnesota's Rookie Anthony Swarzak Wins Debut for Twins

    All sports, even baseball, have a clock. The ticking you only barely hear is the lifespan of a player. Every one of them has an arc, and sometimes it’s quite pronounced with a great crown of excellence...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 486 reads 0 comments

  21. Twins-Brewers: Michael Cuddyer Hits for the Cycle and Twins Keep Winning

    Interleague play began Friday, and the Twins faced the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers happen to be one of the hottest teams in all of baseball right now, with an impressive 26-16 record, second only to the Dodgers in winning percent...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 76 reads 2 comments

  22. Twins-White Sox: Twins Take Down Sox, 20-1

    Baseball is simple, particularly if the wind is blowing out to left field on a warm, clear day. The Twins dragged a six-game losing streak in behind them, but left Chicago with much lighter baggage...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 81 reads 1 comments

  23. Grading the MinnesotaTwins Infield

    We’re just under a quarter of the way through the season, and I’m assessing the team player by player. Today’s subject is the infield. The season began with Joe Mauer on the DL, and that’s a big void in the lineup...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  24. Reviewing the Minnesota Twins' Outfield

    Denard Span has consistently exceeded expectations this season. True, expectations might have been a bit low. After all, he lost out on the starting center field job to Carlos Gomez last year, ...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  25. Yankees 5 Twins 4: Comeback Versus Joe Nathan

    The Twins make their first visit to the new Yankee Stadium for a four-game series. The Yankees have many weapons, but they are unsurpassed in intimidation by pure historical prominence...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 136 reads 0 comments