Minnesota Twins: What to watch for against the Detroit Tigers

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 27: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of the interleague game on May 27, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Brewers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 27: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of the interleague game on May 27, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Brewers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Can the Twins bullpen turn things around?

The Twins would like to turn things around as a team in Detroit this weekend, but more importantly, Minnesota would also like to get more out of a bullpen that has struggled on this road trip. After the Indians played Home Run Derby with the Twins relivers in the first two games of the series, they were able to hold on in the third game, but things seemed a lot closer than the final 5-4 margin.

Coming to Detroit, the Twins will need to get the solid performance that back end relievers Taylor Rogers and Blake Parker have given them this season.  While those two have been solid, it has been more of a concern getting to them as Matt Magill, Trevor May and others have had a collective hiccup over the past week.

With pressure mounting after the Twins failed attempt to land Craig Kimbrel, the Twins bullpen needs a quick rebound until reinforcements arrive. Perhaps facing a Tigers lineup that has scored an MLB-worst 3.56 runs per game could be what the doctor ordered.

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