Minnesota Twins: Team will be in playoff hunt until end of the 2018 regular season
The Minnesota Twins were 18-23 entering Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Twins have struggled to get much out of their rotation so far this year as newcomer Lance Lynn has an ERA of 7.47.
Veteran hurler Phil Hughes is holding an ERA of 6.75 and as a unit, the Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.54.
Minnie has lost four of their last five games. The team has also placed Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list due to a concussion.
Even though the Minnesota Twins have hit hard times there’s no doubt they’ll be in the playoff hunt from now until the regular season ends.
First of all the AL Central is up for grabs as the Cleveland Indians look far from perfect as they’ve lost eight of their last 13 contests.
Minnie has received Big contributions across the lineup. Eddie Rosario holds an average of .294 to go along with 27 RBIs.
Jose Berrios has a powerful arm and he put that on display versus St. Louis. The 23-year old struck out 10 Cardinals in 7.1 innings and surrendered only one run on two hits.
Jake Odorizzi has hit his stride. The right-hander has allowed only five runs in his last four starts. He’s struck out 21 batters in 22.1 innings pitched.
The Twins will have a shot to knock down teams that are competing with them in the AL Central and in the Wild Card race.
Minnie will host the Detroit Tigers (20-25 entering Sunday). After that, they’ll make a trip to the Seattle Mariners then onto the Kansas City Royals.
Then, the Twins will host the Cleveland Indians for a four-game set.
Every baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. The Minnesota Twins have good bats and their pitching does have the ability to control a game. They may have to find a few bullpen arms before the trade deadline, but it will be worth it.
Minnie should be viewed as threat in the AL playoff race.