This weekend represents a get right series for the Twins. Although it is a long one with the four-game set starting on Thursday night, this is a team that Minnesota should take three games from considering their massive advantage in the American League Central.
In order to defeat the Royals, they’ll have to be careful of the middle of the lineup with power from Soler and a potentially returning Dozier. They’ll also have to do a better job of keeping Hamilton off the bases as he was a thorn in the Twins’ side last weekend.
Much like last weekend’s series, the Twins are the better team by a wide margin here. Perhaps that is what frustrated Twins fans after last weekend’s two-of-three series win knowing that Minnesota had the opportunity to do so much more. Either way, the Twins need to get back in a rhythm and the Royals may be the perfect opponent to make that happen.