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Trading for Price and Betts

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:26 PM
Good Morning,   Per the MLBTR article linked, how would y'all feel about trying to swing a deal with the Red Sox for Mookie Betts an...

Donaldson Signing Official Announcement?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:08 PM
Anyone heard what the timeline is for the Twins officially announcing this deal?I assume a press conference will be held with Donaldson i...

Post-Donaldson Trade - Status of Top Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:58 PM
Lewis and Kirilloff are blocked by Donaldson, Polanco, Arraez and Sano. Without a trade or an injury, I don’t see an opening for our top...

Front Page: Could Minnesota’s Nelson Cruz Make the Hall o...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:39 PM
Throughout recent months, fans have been able to track this year’s MLB Hall of Fame election results thanks to Ryan Thibodaux and his HOF...

Do you really like the DH?

Other Baseball Today, 12:07 PM
We've resisted in the NL for 47 years now and with a 26th player added it may be delayed even longer. When offense is slacking they talk...

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Breaking down the schedule in one image

Posted by BeantownTwinsFan , 21 August 2019 · 3,521 views

Given the depth of discussion about the differences in remaining schedule between Cleveland and the Twins, thought a visual snapshot might help put things into focus.

Through the games on 8/20, each team has 36 games left. This chart highlights how those games stack up by opponent while also showing how each team has performed so far.

Schedule breakdown


A few notes & takeaways:
  • As this community is well aware, the teams have 6 games left head to head (the top row of the chart)
  • Similarly, both have 7 left against the White Sox going into today's game
  • The big advantage of course is the 17 games the Twins have vs. KC and Detroit, contrasted with just 9 for Cleveland
  • Both teams have a 3-gamer against Washington left, in addition to similar-ish matchups in the AL East (Boston for the Twins, Rays for Cleveland)
  • Cleveland makes up the 8 games the Twins have against the Central with the rest of their series with the Mets plus matchups with the Phillies and Angels

The Twins still have to play well, of course, but its nice to have a leg up the rest of the way home.

  • David HK and nclahammer like this



Well, you just never know. You could face the front-end of a poor team's rotation, not just once but twice. Especially if your rotation has been dismal (wasn't there some starting pitching available before the trade deadline)?

 

Losing teams, at this point in time, can have new players, playing for the future. Plus, you don't have a lot of film = unpredictable.

 

I like a comment made...that the Twins aren't playing as well at home as on the road...which accounts for why we lose two of three to the White Sox.

 

Okay, the Twins had a pretty good lineup out there Thursday. What went wrong with the bats?