This is just my guess, but I believe the Twins have caught up on reading this blog. Since my last post, the Twins have been on a roll and they just orchestrated a move that I suggested. Manager Ron Gardenhire has taken this team from the cellar to 3rd place in the division in a week. As of now, the Twins are 25-29, 4.5 games back of first place. Here is how this run has happened and a little move that the Twins just made.
This run began on May 25, where the Twins defeated Detroit 3-2, ending their ten game losing streak. Then, the home-at-home series against Milwaukee went really well, as they pummeled the Brewers pitching. The Twins had multiple home run games in Milwaukee, with rookie Aaron Hicks providing the exclamation point May 28 when he climbed the wall to rob ex-Twin Carlos Gomez of a home run and hitting a home run himself. During the series against Seattle, Ryan Doumit provided the heroics by hitting a walk-off triple as the Twins won 5-4 Saturday. On Sunday, the Twins just had a grand old time smashing 4 home runs on their way to a lopsided 10-0 walloping. One of those home runs was hit by catcher Chris Herrmann, his first of his career. During the last seven games, the Twins have hit 14 home runs and have gone 6-1.
Now to some exciting news: The Twins have just called up outfielder Clete Thomas. To do this, the Twins had to release pitcher Tyler Robertson and send Chris Colabello to the minors. Thomas, who only has played a short time with the Twins, was batting .296 with nine home runs in Triple-A this year. Last year with the Twins, Thomas racked up 4 hits and one home run before being demoted. The Twins have the day off, but I expect Thomas to be in the outfield tomorrow versus Kansas City.
I am excited to see how far the Twins can rise and to see Clete get his chance. You never know, the Twins could still make the play-offs amazingly, due to these turn of events.
Written By: Michael L. Sack