Minnesota Twins: What to watch for against the Seattle Mariners
By Chris Schad
Power vs. Power
Do you like home runs? If so, this series is going to be for you. As mentioned in the opening slide, the Mariners currently lead Major League Baseball with 126 home runs entering Tuesday. The Twins are right behind them however as they’ve smacked 125 home runs this season, which is the second best mark in Major League Baseball.
While you may want to bring your glove if you’re sitting in the outfield at Target Field this week, there is one thing that the Twins will have in their favor. While the Mariners have hit the most home runs in all of baseball, they also have allowed the second most homers at 119 behind Baltimore, who has allowed 126. Meanwhile, the Twins have only allowed 80 bombs on the season.
That large discrepancy is something that should benefit the Twins throughout this series. If they play like they have been playing, they should be able to out-homer the Mariners and take another series from them after winning 2-of-3 games in Seattle in early May. With the Mariners penchant for also giving up extra outs, this also could be a spot where the Twins pad their gaudy offensive numbers.
Obviously, the games aren’t played with just pure stats, but according to these numbers, it should be a very fruitful three games for the Twins lineup at Target Field.