Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Twins have another exhausting week
By Chris Schad
With injuries and another marathon game, the Minnesota Twins are likely counting the days until they head into the All-Star break.
Back on June 19, the Minnesota Twins played the longest game of the season and the history of Target Field when they took down the Boston Red Sox 4-3. It was a tough game for the Twins despite picking up the victory and one that left the Twins with a little bit of a hangover effect coming into a weekend series with the Kansas City Royals.
After splitting with the Royals last weekend and heading into this week with the sky is falling paranoia that has consumed Twins fans all season, the Twins took two more games in impressive fashion before running into an 18-inning affair with the Rays on June 27.
With two marathon games in nine days, the Twins have the look of a team that’s running on fumes heading into the final week of the first half. Compound the Twins bad luck with a pair of key injuries and it’s likely that the Twins are crossing days off the calendar as they head into their four-day break.
Even so, the Twins will look to remain focused as they take on a pair of solid AL West clubs in the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers this week and there is plenty going right (and some going in the other direction) as they get ready for the final stretch of the first half.