Minnesota Twins: 3 Up, 3 Down for week of 5/27-6/2
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins put together another strong week as they still hold the best record in Major League Baseball? Who stepped up and who took a step back last week?
At this point of the season, the Minnesota Twins are surreal. After an offseason that was mocked by fans for not spending more money or taking a swing at Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, the Twins have responded with a 40-18 record and still hold the best record in all of Major League Baseball.What’s even crazier is the fear of Twins’ fanbase that the bottom will fall out just hasn’t happened.
Last week, Minnesota played a pair of good teams in the Milwaukee Brewers, who lead the National League Central division at 33-26, and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are in the mix of a competitive American League East race.
The Twins responded by going 4-2 and taking three of four from the Rays at Tropicana Field this weekend. With Minnesota seeming to get stronger with each game, the focus has to shift on when the front office will go all in trying to make this team a true contender as opposed to when the team will go back to their normal ways of the past decade.
With that being said, there are plenty of storylines to follow as the Twins head into June and last week several players stepped up while a couple took a step backward as we look at the three up and three down for the week of May 27 to June 2.