Minnesota Twins series preview: Twins look to buck Target Field woes against Nationals
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins will look to buck a recent trend in a three-game series with the Washington Nationals and buck a trend at home since the All-Star break.
Whoever said there is no place like home might want to check in on the Minnesota Twins. Although their season mark at Target Field is respectable at 40-31 entering Tuesday’s series opener with the Washington Nationals, the Twins have been a different team at home than they have been on the road.
This has been especially true since the All-Star break, where the Twins have a 2-6-1 record in series at Target Field. Over that stretch, the Twins have also compiled a record of 12-16 in Minnesota, which might make Twins fans be OK that they would probably begin any potential postseason run on the road.
Making things more difficult for the Twins in their upcoming set with the Nationals, who are mired in the National League wild card race. As a formidable opponent greets the Twins at Target Field, it’s fair to wonder what has caused their issues at home and how the Twins could fix it as they head down the stretch.
With both teams looking to pick up crucial victories in their push for the postseason, this week’s series should be a good one. For the Twins, it’s another opportunity to put some ground between themselves and the Indians, who will meet up with the Twins once again in Cleveland next weekend.