Takeaway No. 3: The Minnesota Twins Offense is capable of winning games, but needs to find a little more consistency
As good as the pitching has been, the offense has been very inconsistent. Some games, they’re the driving force, pouring it on like they did in their last two games against the Rays. Some games it doesn’t show up at all, or shows up just enough when the pitching is dominant.
If the Twins are going to become as dominant as they can be, they need the offense to continue picking up the pace like they have. Over the first 14 games the Twins have scored 43 runs (3.07 runs per game), while they’ve scored 64 runs over their past 11 games (5.82 runs per game). They’re clearly getting better.
Carlos Correa, Ryan Jeffers, Trevor Larnach, Gilberto Celestino, and Max Kepler have stepped up their games in a major way, and while the team hasn’t been hitting for a lot of power, they’ve been finding ways to win.
If this offensive uptick is for real, the team can win a lot of games, especially scoring nearly six runs a game. It also could be key for a playoff run, with Jose Miranda getting adjusted and Royce Lewis likely on the way. Once they settle into a warm weather groove, they could do a lot of damage.