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This has been a frustrating week to follow the Minnesota Twins. While they split a four game set with the Angels–more than acceptable since the Angels are headed for the playoffs–they didn’t do well in Seattle, losing 2 out of 3.
The Twins have hopes of making it to the playoffs, but to do that, they have to beat the bad teams. Like Seattle. I didn’t get to watch any of the games since they start so late and I get up so early for the Evil Day Job (EDJ), but most of them were winnable games. This is where the good teams throw it up a notch and make the pitch to retire the other side, or get the one base hit they need to score that runner off second–something the Twins don’t appear to be doing.
The only thing in their favor is that the White Sox have played just as poorly lately. I was just watching them play the Red Sox tonight, and barring a big inning, it looks like they’re going to lose another in Boston. That makes it even more important that the Twins win tonight in Oakland and take the opportunity that they’re being given.
Ya gotta beat the bad teams. That’s all there is to it. If the Twins can’t do that, they’ll be watching the playoffs from their offseason homes.