Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Amazing Minnesota Twins

Despite an auspicious start, the Minnesota Twins have put up a record that rivals baseball's elite.  They're currently a gaudy 28-18, which translates to a .609 win percentage.  That puts them tied for best in the American League.  They're also tied for first place in the AL Central with the upstart Kansas City Royals.

They also just swept the vaunted Boston Red Sox.

All of this is just so incredible.  Before the season, this team appeared to have the talent that would lead them to 100 losses; a watershed mark of a really poor baseball team.  They were young in the field, worse at the plate, had horrible starting pitching, and even worse relief help.  

Good thing the boys have decided not to listen to the baseball experts.

The team is finding a way to win games.  Their individual offensive statistics (with some marked exceptions) are mediocre, but they're finding ways to score and score often.  Likewise, both their starting and relief pitching has been a sight to behold.

It has been a long while since the Twins played this well.  And, you know, it may not last.  But for the time being, heading into June, we've got ourselves a first place team.


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