Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Arraez’s surge continues for Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 19: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox is out at second base as Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins completes a double play during the seventh inning of the game on June 19, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 9-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 19: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox is out at second base as Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins completes a double play during the seventh inning of the game on June 19, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 9-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 19: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox is out at second base as Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins completes a double play during the seventh inning of the game on June 19, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 9-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 19: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox is out at second base as Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins completes a double play during the seventh inning of the game on June 19, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 9-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins had a difficult week on the field, but one of the bright spots was the play of infielder Luis Arraez.

The sky is falling for the Minnesota Twins. At least, if you’ve checked Twitter recently, that’s what many would have you to believe. For the first time this year, the Twins posted a losing week, dropping two-of-three games to the Boston Red Sox and splitting a series with the Kansas City Royals.

With a bullpen that’s begun to show cracks and an offense that suddenly has lost its clutch gene, there’s a lot to make Twins fans panic despite having a 50-27 record and an eight game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. However, this could just be a simple bump in the road.

The Twins should get Byron Buxton back this week from a wrist injury that put him on the injured list and odds are Miguel Sano isn’t going to strike out every other at-bat (or is he?). The bullpen remains a concern, but there were several Twins that had uncharacteristic weeks leading to their worst week of the season.

About that. Even though the Twins had a rough week, they still had a 3-4 record. While the Twins did that, the Houston Astros endured a seven-game losing streak despite leading the AL West. Bottom line? Bad weeks happen. Even to good teams.

Things should get better for the Twins in the coming weeks and if they can add a pitcher (or two) before next month’s trade deadline, this team should be fine once they return to full health. Even then, there’s plenty to still be optimistic about heading into this week.

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