Minnesota Twins Clinch Postseason Berth

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 25: Jorge Polanco
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 25: Jorge Polanco /

With a walk off home run for the Chicago White Sox to defeat the Los Angeles Angels, the Minnesota Twins clinched a postseason berth!

The Minnesota Twins may have preferred to win their way in on Wednesday night, but however it happened, the Minnesota Twins are now in the postseason after Nick Delmonico hit a walk off two-run home run in the 10th inning to help the Chicago White Sox defeat the Los Angeles Angels.

Now what?

The Minnesota Twins will likely begin to get everything in line for their game against the other Wild Card candidate. Interestingly, who that team will be is coming into question as the Yankees are making a late surge on the Boston Red Sox. Those two teams will have to fight out who will win the AL East and who will be the Twins’ opponent for the Wild Card game.

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No matter who they play, the Minnesota Twins will be playing on Monday evening on ESPN on the road with a chance to go on to the American League Division Series.

As it stands, they would move on to play the team they’re currently facing, the Cleveland Indians, in the ALDS if they won the Wild Card game. However, Houston is also making a significant late-season push at the top seed in the American League, so that is not set by any means either.

Regardless, the Twins will be playing postseason baseball for the first time since 2010. Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins remain on the team from that squad, although Perkins was in his first full season transitioning to the bullpen and Mauer was still a catcher. Things have changed quite a bit since then!

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Stay tuned to Puckett’s Pond for future articles to come on the postseason. For now, take a gander at the work that Nate Palmer did on the potential Minnesota Twins playoff roster. We should begin to see that come together soon.