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Twins Offense in April




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The Minnesota Twins are off to a similar start to their 2023 season, as their 2022 season. Through 29 games this year, the Twins are 17-12 whereas last year they were 18-11. The pitching for the 2023 staff is much better than it was last year. A rotation of Lopez, Gray, Mahle, Ryan, and Maeda, is far better than Ryan, Gray, Bundy, Archer, and Paddack. So much better in fact, that our opening-day starter last year is now the 4th pitcher in the rotation. This comes off the backs of the 2022 trade deadline acquisition Tyler Mahle, the offseason trade acquisition Pablo Lopez, and coming back from Tommy John, Kenta Maeda. The question is however, is the Twins offense substantial enough to win 85+ games?

In the Pablo Lopez trade, the Minnesota Twins lost their best hitter in 2022, Luis Arraez. While it hurt to see him leave because he was a fan favorite, it was a good move for the Minnesota Twins. Luis Arraez won the AL batting title by slashing a .316 avg with .795 ops. While he was one of the best hitters in the league, we got an ace in return. Pablo Lopez has been a part of this Twins pitching rotation which has been the best we have seen in a long time. With a hole in the lineup, the Twins focus has to be on the offense.

Adding Joey Gallo, Donovan Solano, Kyle Farmer, and Michael A. Taylor in the offseason made it clear the Twins were targeting depth. Now it is the end of April and we have seen many ups and downs in the offense. A very slow start to the year offensively for key players such as Carlos Correa and Jose Miranda. Buxton went through a slump for a few games but has been lights out since an opposite-field double against the Nationals. Jose Miranda slapped two home runs in the blowout game against the Yankees where we went down 11-2 early. Since returning from injury Jorge Polanco has been one of the best hitters in the league. Besides the home run/double/tagged-out blunder against the Royals, Polanco has been lights out. 

There have been a lot of ups and a lot of downs with the Twins offense this year. However, they have started to heat up in the past weeks, but with Correa still struggling, will it be enough?


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The Twins are just not hitting well enough to keep winning games. They seem to swing at way too many pitches out of the strike zone.  Time after time the Twins batters strike out when the pitcher doesn't throw even one pitch in the strike zone.  News travels fast  and more teams are going to have their pitchers throw fewer pitches in the strike zone. The manager or hitting coach have to help hitters improve  and stop swinging at pitches well out of the strike zone.

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