Full disclosure: I also previously posted about the Twins' poor record vs. teams above .500, just before the Boston series, but in reality, it's not so bad in the AL at least:
Tampa Bay 5-2
Cleveland 9-9 as we all know chance to take the series today (interesting 4-6 at home, 5-3 away)
If you want to throw in Texas, at just 2 under .500 - 6-1
NL - Bombed. Lost all 4 series 1-2 against NL East teams above .500 (says something about the strength of that division), split with Milwaukee.
32-35 overall (throwing out Texas)
Sure AL Central is weak, but also note the Twins are 20-12 against the East and 23-10 against the West.I recall that some of their past playoff teams struggled to hit .500 against those divisions. They won every series against teams under .500 this year, so they are consistent. The Twins deserve to be where they are, hopefully win today although now they should still be able to comfortably take the division anyway, and finish strong. I've seen many Twins playoff teams (and other Minnesota teams for that matter) limp into the postseason losing their last games to poor competition, even when the games still had some meaning. Even resting some, I feel they should still beat up the remaining competition. Finish strong, guys!