While the starting rotaion has been bothersome for the Twins, the bullpen has been an issue since the season started. To the Twins credit, they have tried to make tweaks to the bullpen, getting rid of ineffective starters such as Blake Parker and Matt Magill, but the additions they have made hasn’t given Twins fans a sense of security.
The Twins biggest acquisition at the trade deadline was Sam Dyson and although he put up strong numbers with the San Francisco Giants, his performance has been up and down with a stint on the injured list mixed in upon his arrival.
Sergio Romo and Taylor Rogers have also been thrust into key situations and while their performance hasn’t been awful, they have also been prone to bad outings which have raised Twins fans’ level of crisis to dramatic proportions.
In the end, the Twins will need a better performance from their bullpen as the games get closer. The good news is that several relievers such as Zack Littell and Trevor May have turned it on as of late and reinforcements could be on the way in the form of Brusdar Graterol.
If the Twins can get a little more from the starting rotation as well, the bullpen should be able to get back on track when they need it the most.