Minnesota Twins: Previewing the Weekend Series with the Rays
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays Keys to Success
The most important thing for both of these teams is to keep pitching well as both teams are in the Top 6 in the American League in hits and runs allowed. If either team makes a pitching mistake they could be in trouble with how scarce offense has been across the league.
For the Twins, seeing Carlos Correa keep up the mini hot streak he’s been on and helping keep Kepler and Trevor Larnach going would be excellent. Avoiding bullpen blow-ups is a necessity as well, so Rocco needs to pick his spots.
On the other side, the Rays need to just get their other bats going. They may be 11-8, but they’re underperforming as a team. Similar to the Twins, the Rays also need to keep the pitching buzzing, because the its been truly dangerous for opposing teams.
Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays Bottom Line
It’s hard to see the Minnesota Twins sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays and pushing this winning streak to double digits, but if they can limit Wander Franco’s impact, get to the Rays’ starters early, and keep pitching well, they can take a few games and keep the hot stretch of baseball going.