Ok, so the Twins may seem to be running in place with the way that the Sox and Tigers keep on winning (although the White Sox did finally lose on Sunday), I'll keep repeating this, the Twins just need to keep playing like they are and eventually Detroit and Chicago will slow down. I think. Let's look at each club's record over the last 10:
Can you say best division in baseball? I think so.
But let's focus on more of the positive, such as the Twins getting another sweep, this one at the expense of the Cubbies, as they finished them off with a 8-1 victory on Sunday, to move to 4 games over .500 for the first time all year. Brad Radke and the pitching staff continue to do well, as the Twins sport a 2.7 ERA over the past 16 games.
Radke was especially effective pitching out of jams on Sunday, as he spread 7 hits and a walk in his 7 shutout innings, allowing him to grab his 6th win of the year.
Offensively, the Twins were able to capitalize on some bad Cubs defense - 3 errors and another ball that squeaked by Nevin and Walker on what could have been ruled an error - on their way to some early runs. Late in the game, they showed some power, as both Torii Hunter and Luis Rodriguez hit homeruns. Of course, every Torii Hunter homerun and every Twins win only makes the decision about what to do with Torii Hunter even harder. For more in depth looks at that, check out SBG or Twinkie Town, as they have the low down.
Anyway, the Twins now have a 3-game set with the Dodgers only the second time they've faced them since 1965. On the mound in Game 1 will be Carlos Silva (3-6, 6.87 ERA) against highly touted rookie Chad Billingsley (0-0, 3.48 ERA).
And the best news of all is that if the Twins win, they will definitely gain some ground on the White Sox. After all, the Sox have the day off.
EDIT: As anyone who's read the site before would know, I changed the background from blue to white to make it a little more user-friendly. The blue was nice because it's a Twins color, but I like the white a lot more because it's easier on the eyes. Thoughts?