Brunanski claims he doesn't like that Toronto strikes out in big spots, and the Twins are trained to put the ball in play doesn't sit well with me.
First of all the Twins have 1120 Strikeouts so far this year, the Blue Jays have 1114. So the Twins strikeout more even though they are taught to just make contact. Second, and I can't quantify this, but the Twins strikeouts with in key spots happens ALL THE TIME. There have been so many times this year with one out and a runner on third when a fly ball would get them a run, but instead they went strikeout, out. No runs.
So in theory what Brunanski says makes sense, but the team doesn't apply those things to their in game hitting.