"Red-headed step-children are mollycoddled compared to this thrashing."
----Halos Heaven game thread, last game of the series against the Angels.
The above statement can be applied to multiple teams this season, with the way the Twins have been swinging the lumber.
And, even better, the Twins have also had their share of close games, yet found a way to win.
But, the White Sox are in town, and, as a division rival, cannot be overlooked, because things tend to be tough within the division. Witness what happened when the Twins played Detroit and split the series.
Currently, the Twins own an 8 game lead over Cleveland and take on a Chicago team that, with the young talent they have, should be trending in the right direction. (I had to look twice at the division lead and it's not even the end of May.)
One thing to note, though, is the White Sox continue to struggle in the field, currently ranking 29th out of 30 teams when it comes to catching the ball. Only Seattle is worse.
Let's hope the above statement can be applied to the White Sox after this next series.
Some things to think about:
1. Over/Under on the errors committed by the White Sox this series?
2. When does the Sox management figure out the ability to catch the ball should probably be considered when developing players?
3. Giolito shut out Houston.
4. Should be a fun series. Oh, who am I kidding? Every series this year has been fun.
Pitching for the Twins:
Pitching for the White Sox:
5. Play ball!
Uncle Ted even wrote a song about the Twins and where they stand with the Central Division: