Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:38 PM
The Twinkies are doing good at hitting.
The have 130 hits, which puts them at #4 in MLB.
It sure makes the games more exciting....
It's early but a healthy Mauer, Morneau and Span + Carroll over anyone at short last year + Willingham/Domit to replace Cuddy/Kubel is a nice little offense.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:28 PM
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
Twins have the 10th best OBP in the majors and the 11th best OPS. That's a good sign.
The AL has higher offense than the NL, so basically the Twins have as close to league-average OPS as is possible. Somehow, it's translating to 10% fewer runs than average. I don't much subscribe to clutch hitting as a reason for anything at the major league level, but hopefully the run scoring moves up to match the OPS rather than the OPS "reverting" to the lower mean that the run scoring suggests.