Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Twins have another exhausting week

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 25: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates scoring a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of the game on June 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 25: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates scoring a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of the game on June 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JUNE 19: (L-R) Max Kepler #26 and C.J. Cron #24 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate with after defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in seventeen innings at Target Field on June 19, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JUNE 19: (L-R) Max Kepler #26 and C.J. Cron #24 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate with after defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in seventeen innings at Target Field on June 19, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

DOWN: Twins All-Star hopes

The Twins have one of the best records in the American League and a lineup that entered Sunday scoring the most runs per game with 5.74 per contest. With a lineup that has gained notoriety as the Bomba Squad thanks to their ability to crush home runs, one would figure that the Twins would have plenty of representation in the All-Star Game.

Not so fast.

As the American League’s roster was slowly rolled out on Sunday afternoon, the Twins wound up with just two All-Stars with Jorge Polanco winning the fan vote and Jake Odorizzi being voted as a reserve pitcher.

The lack of Twins on the All-Star team is disappointing, but it might be a blessing in disguise moving forward. With a long break on the horizon, banged up players such as Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler can have some time off to recharge and get ready for the second half.

Besides, in 1987, the Twins had just one All-Star in Kirby Puckett. Later that year, the Twins would go on to win their first World Series title. It’s probably not relevant here, but it’s just a thought.

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