The Twins often appear to be on the verge of putting together a winning streak, but it always falls apart. They win two or three, but then lose two or three.
I went to the game Tuesday night. They had defeated the White Sox Monday night to move within 7.5 games of first place (this, despite the horrible start and still poor record) On Tuesday I’m thinking they can move to within 6.5 games, and maybe 5.5 if they sweep the series. Instead, they lost both Tuesday and Wednesday to drop to 9.5 out of first.
Of course, the Twins inconsistencies continue to plague them. And, it’s not just pitching — the Twins have a tough time getting timely hits. They had many opportunities to win Tuesday’s game. Liam Hendricks actually pitched a good game, but the Twinbs scored only 2 runs — you won’t win many games scoring only 2 runs.
The idea of playing .500 baseball by the All Star break has vanished. We’ll see if the Twins are “buyers” or “sellers” when the trading deadline nears. Most people are betting on “sellers.”