Can we now close the book on the 2009 season?
By: Christopher Torola
Having just lost 2 out of 3 games to a bad Royals team the Twins are now 4 games out of .500, and 5 games behind the AL Central leading Tigers. I know there are almost 50 games before the end of the season, and the Twins have made tougher comebacks to win the division in recent years... but it just doesn't feel the same. The pitching has been getting destroyed. I seems almost weekly a starter won't make it through the first 3 innings. They are going through what should be an easy part of the schedule, and they haven't won a series since sweeping the White Sox 2 weeks ago (for only there 3rd series win in the last month).
I will admit that the division is week. The A.L. Central is up for grabs, as no team has taken the opportunity to run away with it. I am usually ever optimistic when it comes to my Twins, but unless the team's attitude drastically changes, I can't see this being their year, and even if they do make the play-offs.... Things could get ugly playing a team like the Angels or the Yankees.
Here is hoping for a BIG final push... Go Twins!