Posted at 8:55 AM on August 7, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Which do you think is more important: these upcoming games against Detroit, after sweeping Kansas City (aka the kind of games you're supposed to win) or the upcoming stretch after the home stand where they play 26 days in a row without a day off?
Another question: Have the Twins officially turned the corner? And if not, when will they and/or when do they need to?
I only count 20 games in a row...am I missing something? They have August 14th, 20th and 28th off. They have a stretch of 20 games without a day off...still tough, though.
I think that even if we don't make the playoffs this year, we will look back next year and view June 2006 as the time we turned the corner.
Well, I thought I had counted it all right before, and never double checked... ah well. For sure there is a 20-game stretch with no days off, and that will probably be brutal. Luckily, right in the middle of the whole debacle is September 1st, when the rosters can expand to 40. You just have to hope for no marathon extra-inning games where you end up like KC's pitching staff in this last series.