We take a look at the Minnesota Twins version of the Good, the Bad, and the OK from a good first series against the Chicago White Sox.
The Minnesota Twins had a very encouraging opening weekend, taking 2 out of 3 games from the White Sox, so I wanted to take a look at the good, bad, and the okay. We stopped short of using the old Clint Eastwood movie title, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, as nothing was really ugly as far as the Twins go.
The Miami Marlins on the other hand, definitely had some ugly, but we’ll leave that alone. Without further ado, the Minnesota Twins Good, OK, and Bad:
Minnesota Twins Good
Jake Cave– A huge grand slam in Game 3 and a key bases loaded single in game 1. He made the most of his opportunities and will need to keep filling that role as the season progresses.
Luis Arraez– He likes a gnat at the plate, he just doesn’t go away. Some key hits make him a valuable asset.
Minnesota Twins OK
Kenta Maeda– A solid start buffered with some run support. He may be just what he showed, a 2-4 run sort of pitcher. If the Twins keep the bats rolling, that will be good enough.
Minnesota Twins Bad
Jose Berrios- His fastball lacked movement and his breaking ball was flat. We saw this some from time to time last year, hopefully it was him just getting settled in. His fastball had the mid 90’s velocity so hopefully the command will follow in the next start. I think he’ll be fine.
Josh Donaldson– A slow start for the big free agent signing. It looked to me like he was jumping at some pitches and pulling off the ball a bit, just trying to do too much. He should come around.