Minnesota Twins: April Weather Mirroring Twins Season
For the people of Minnesota, we know April weather is a slow thaw with wildly inconsistent swings in temperature and precipitation. In a similar way, the Minnesota Twins season started very cold and unpredictable, with the team going 4-8 through 12 games.
Since then, things have begin to warm up as April likes to do with the Twins winning 9 of 10 for a 13-9 record, going from the cellar to the top of the Central Division. Some of the wins were ugly. But ugly wins are wins just the same and can lead to playoff contention.
You can’t win the division in April and May but as proven last year you can play your way out of it. At the very least the Twins are giving us hope for “May Flowers” as the saying goes. How did this turnaround occur?
The Minnesota Twins are hoping their hot streak follows the April and May weather.
In a nutshell, better overall team baseball. The starting pitching has held up remarkably well. Joe Ryan is showing early signs of being a legit front line starter with a 1.17 ERA and WHIP of .696! All 5 starters currently have ERA’s under 4.00 with 4 of the 5 under 3.00. That is going to lead to sustained wins if it continues.
The offense also followed April as Max Kepler and Carlos Correa have begun to get the bats going. The Twins went from averaging just above two runs a game after the first 12 games, to five runs a game with this warming trend.
As it sits right now, the Twins are in a good position to continue their winning ways. Sonny Gray is on rehab starts which should be an indication to soon returning, bringing another quality arm to the rotation.
The offense is showing signs of getting hot, at some point you’d hope Miguel Sano will get going as well. Good pitching and quality hitting is a simple statement, but current state of the Minnesota Twins. If continued it could make for a fun summer.