Posted at 10:02 AM on September 26, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Well, it's finally starting to happen. The Twins are in the playoffs and people are starting to look at the near-final numbers. You know all that talk about how great Detroit, St. Louis, and the Mets and Yankees are? Guess who's tied for the third best record in baseball? (And just think where we'd be if we didn't tank the first part?) Mauer is a few days away from becoming the first catcher to win a batting title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942. Gardenhire has now brought the Twins into the playoffs 4 times in his first 5 tries. Cito Gaston (89-93 Jays) and Larry Dierker (97-01 Astros) are the only other two to do that. There are some pretty gaudy statistical seasons that are happening by the team and several particular players. Any amazing/suprising facts that you'd like to share in the comments?
anybody who talks about how good detroit and st. louis are hasn't watched baseball since may
The Twins should not let up just because they've made the playoffs. Home field advantage has always meant a lot to this team. They might still capture that if they go out and win every remaining game. Every pitch still has consequences. Go Twins!