It was a grueling road trip but what a relief the Chicago White Sox are coming to Target Field. Can you think of a better to way to get back in the American League Central race than to beat Ozzie’s White Sox again and again? Easier than taking candy from a baby. That was the dream this past Friday before the first of 3 losses to the White Sox including a shutout today. There is not a common cause of this most recent slide. Just all around average play in the field, at the plate and on the mound. Errors in the outfield, infield and errors behind the plate. No one is immune and the team is not in sync.
May as well shake it off because there is still plenty of baseball to be played and the Boston Red Sox are coming to town. What better way for the Twins to reestablish themselves as contenders by beating a top team from the East who will be coming off a tough series with nemesis Yankees. Scott Baker will be the first pitcher in the 3 game series going up against Tim Wakefield, this is the game the Twins want to be sure and get. The swagger of a win in game one gives them a good shot on Tuesday with Francisco Liriano going against Erik Bedard. Finally on Wednesday its Nick Blackburn against Jon Lester. No doubt that will be a hard fought game. The Twins off day on Thursday would be much more enjoyable for the team if they were coming off a victory, better yet a sweep. Minnesota needs to establish themselves at Target Field, especially against the American League East. The White Sox may have stolen a series from the Twins but there is no better way to atone than making a stand against the Red Sox one game at a time. Starting tomorrow.