Ranking 4 most likely potential Minnesota Twins postseason opponents right now

It's time to start thinking about how the Twins stack up against potential competition in October.

Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins
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2023 Record: 3-4. . . 14. . . Playoff Record: 0-0. . 3. Boston

Right now the Boston Red Sox are on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, which would make the Twins drawing them in the Wild Card a bit nerve-racking.

Much like the superstition with the Astros, the last thing the Twins need is to get a team that got hot over the last month of the season and secured a playoff spot at the last minute. Boston is coming off a series sweep over the Yankees in the Bronx and it's safe to say they're feeling themselves.

Minnesota has also had some bad luck against the Red Sox this year. The Twins lost the season series, including a few meltdowns in April that ended up being an omen for how things would go for the rest of the first half. The Twins blew a late lead and then got hammered in a game Kenta Maeda needed to leave early due to injury.

To be fair, Maeda doesn't seem to factor into the Twins Wild Card rotation and Minnesota won games that Joe Ryan and Sonny Gray pitched -- including the last two matchups the teams played.

The problems how inconsistent the Twins have been against Boston, and how much more experienced the Red Sox are in finding ways to win in October. Minnesota shouldn't be afraid or actively avoiding the Red Sox, but it's a less-than-ideal matchup for a team trying to break its postseason curse.

Also, the last thing we need in our lives is that two hands meeting meme where the caption is 'Yankees-Red Sox-Beating the Twins in October'.